Bleak future for stateless STPM top scorer

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Roisah Abdullah just received her STPM results last week, emerging as the top scorer in her school, with 3As and 1B.

But the future of the 20-year-old remains bleak, according to Padang Serai MP N Surendran, as Roisah is stateless.

As a stateless person, he added, Roisah cannot apply to further her studies, get a job, or even open a bank account because of her lack of documentation.

“Because she has been denied citizenship unlawfully and wrongfully, she cannot apply to universities.

“She should be getting the best courses in local universities, but despite being a top student, she has no future now as things stand,” Surendran said at a press conference in Petaling Jaya today...