Rights group asks Azalina to make good on automatic citizenship pledge

Noel Achariam

Family groups are looking to new Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reforms) Azalina Othman Said (right, blue mask) to make changes to the law, removing gender discrimination in citizenship to children born overseas to a Malaysian parent. – Facebook pic, December 8, 2022.

A FAMILY support group has called on the new government to amend the Federal Constitution immediately to remove current gender bias for overseas-born children.

Family Support & Welfare Selangor & Kuala Lumpur (Family Frontiers) said the change would allow grant automatic citizenship to children born overseas to Malaysian women married to foreigners.

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