Lawyers’ group tells govt to cut red tape to resolve statelessness

Children without citizenship are denied access to education, healthcare and social protections. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 17, 2022.

THE government must resolve 22-year-old Rohana Abdullah’s citizenship status immediately without any “lengthy investigations or bureaucratic processes”, said Lawyers for Liberty (LFL).

LFL head coordinator Zaid Malek said the Home Ministry must revamp its policies and those of the  National Registration Department so that people in similar situations would not be rendered stateless in contravention of the constitution.

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