Why government should stop mistreating mothers of stateless children

The government is appealing a high court ruling that grants the right to citizenship for children born overseas to Malaysian mothers, while conversely bidding for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 15, 2021.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

IT is galling that the federal government has found it appropriate in this day and age to appeal against a high court landmark ruling, which grants automatic citizenship to children who are born abroad and whose Malaysian mothers are married to foreign men.

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