Zuraida looking to amend ‘outdated’ citizenship rule

According to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, no child should be denied citizenship on the basis of parents’ marital status at the time of birth. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 30, 2021.

HOUSING and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin will pass the issue regarding a child’s citizenship status to the relevant minister in charge.

In a statement today, she said it was to ensure that the child could be granted Malaysian citizenship in accordance with Article 15(2) of the federal constitution.

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  • So the court that ruled Malaysian women married to a foreigner living overseas cannot pass on their citizenship. But according to this ruling, if she isnt married she can. What crazy ruling is that? Especially that if she is married she cant pass on her citizenship. Its a mess and causing massive pain to families.

    Posted 4 months ago by Malaysia New hope