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Plight of stateless children now reaches Federal Court

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The plight of stateless children - children born in Malaysia but not given citizenship here or in any other country - has now finally made its way to the Federal Court, the highest court in the country, for possible final determination.

This follows the apex court granting leave today for three separate cases of stateless children to be appealed. The adoptive parents or the biological parents want the court to determine the terms for granting those affected their citizenship.

A three-member bench led by Federal Court judge Hasan Lah granted leave for the three cases today...

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