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Boy born to Filipino mother and M’sian father loses appeal to get citizenship

The Federal Court, in a majority 4-3 decision, has dismissed an appeal by a 10-year-old boy who was born to a Malaysian father and a Filipino mother to get Malaysian citizenship.

Court of Appeal President Rohana Yusuf, who delivered the court’s majority decision, said the child did not meet the required criteria under the Federal Constitution to be declared a Malaysian citizen by operation of law...

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