Conferment of citizenship to children born abroad to Malaysian mums not automatic

Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin says conditions stipulated in the Federal Constitution only qualify applications for Malaysian citizenship to be submitted but do not guarantee that the application will be approved. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 16, 2021.

THE acquisition of Malaysian citizenship for children under-21 born overseas to Malaysian mums with a non-citizen father is not automatic, Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin said.

He added that the consideration of applications for citizenship under Article 15 (2) of the Federal Constitution also takes into account the government’s policy of not recognising dual citizenship.

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