Mothers foresee long struggle before passage of private member's bill for citizenship

Raevathi Supramaniam

Te law does not accord citizenship to children born overseas to Malaysian mothers. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 28, 2022.

PENGERANG MP Azalina Othman Said’s private member’s bill for a constitutional amendment to grant citizenship to overseas-born children of Malaysian mothers proves that their rights should not be denied, a civil society group and mothers said.

They said while the bill is a step in the right direction, it could be years before the situation is remedied.

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