Activists, ministry seek automatic citizenship for overseas-born kids of M'sian women

Kow Gah Chie

Modified 18 Sep 2019, 10:26 am

A campaign has been launched to demand equal rights for Malaysian women to confer citizenship on children born overseas by amending the Federal Constitution.

Bina Ramanand, co-ordinator of the Malaysian Campaign for Equal Citizenship, said Article 14 of the Federal Constitution allows Malaysian men to pass on citizenship to their children born overseas, with approval being obtained within a month of applying for citizenship...

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