Boy born to Malaysian father, Filipino mother fails to get citizenship


THE Federal Court, in a majority 4-3 decision, today 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 requisite criteria under the federal constitution to be declared a Malaysian citizen by operation of law.


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