fbpx
Connect with us

News

KL High Court Rules That Children Born To M’sian Mothers Overseas Are Entitled To Citizenship

Published

My Post 2021 09 09T180453.857
Source: SCMP & Smasanews

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Babies born abroad to Malaysian mothers and foreign spouses will automatically be entitled to Malaysian citizenship, as decided by the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.

Based on a report by the Family Frontiers Malaysia, High Court Judge Datuk Akhtar Tahir, who made the decision said that the word ‘father’ in the Second Schedule, Part II, Section 1(b) of the Federal Constitution must be read to include mothers.

This decision was made while allowing the originating suit, which was filed to seek a declaration that the children of Malaysian women married to foreign spouses are automatically eligible to acquire citizenship even if they were born abroad.

81627700012 Tbbabies 1

The suit was filed by the Family Frontiers group and six Malaysian women on 18 December 2020.

According to Berita Harian, lawyer, Datuk Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar, said Akhtar ruled that Malaysian women who marry foreign men have the same right as Malaysian men who marry foreign women. Hence, citizenship should be granted in both scenarios through the legal process on their children born abroad.

65802648 L

“The judge also ordered that relevant authorities must issue relevant documents such as identity cards to the children involved,” he said, adding that this will be in line with Article 8 (2) of the Federal Constitution, read in conjunction with Article 14 (1) (b) of the Federal Constitution, which does not conflict with Part (1) (b) of Part II of the Second Schedule of the Federal Constitution.

He also shared that the move took a firm stand that gender discrimination should not be practised because Parliament had amended Article 8 of the Constitution in 2001, which states that all persons are equal before the law and are entitled to equal legal protection.

Through the originating suit filed last year, the group and the six Malaysian mothers acting as plaintiffs named the Malaysian Government as the sole defendant.

They sought several declarations, among them that Section 1 (b) and Section 1 (c) of the Second Schedule of Part II of the Federal Constitution be read together with Article 8 (2), by inserting including the word ‘mother’ as a condition for children born abroad to be given citizenship status automatically.

The plaintiffs also sought a court order for relevant government agencies, including the National Registration Department (JPN), the Immigration Department and the Malaysian embassy to issue citizenship-related documents, including passports and identity cards to children born abroad by Malaysian mothers and foreign spouses.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.

 

Also read: PM Ismail Sabri’s Meeting With Najib To Discuss Economic Recovery Sparks Unease Among Netizens

My Post 2021 09 09T110256.497

Source: Astro Awani
Source: 123rf
Source: Astro Awani

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

My Post 1 2024 02 27T170737.659 My Post 1 2024 02 27T170737.659
News4 hours ago

Cheras Construction Firm Will Not “JUST” be Blacklisted Over Abandoning 93 Foreign Workers

The government has announced that they have blacklisted a construction firm in Cheras, after they were found to have recruited...

My Post 1 2024 02 27T162823.087 My Post 1 2024 02 27T162823.087
News5 hours ago

BERSIH Marched to Parliament Today to Pass on a Memorandum. Here’s What It’s About!

At 8am this morning (February 27), a group led by NGO, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH), marched...

Klia 1 Klia 1
News5 hours ago

Study: KLIA is the 8th Worst Airport in Asia, Changi Airport is the 2nd Best

Airports are like the gateway to adventures, marking the beginning of exciting journeys and the joyful reunions of loved ones,...

Collage 66 Collage 66
News7 hours ago

S’porean Man in Tank Top & Revealing Shorts Takes MRT Train, “Rides” Escalator’s Handrail in Supermarket

Some people are more “attractive” in their ways, and can easily get the attention they want (or don’t want). A...

Feat Image Johor Immigration Feat Image Johor Immigration
News9 hours ago

Johor Immigration Detains 34yo S’porean Who’s Been Overstaying in M’sia for a Whopping 13 Years!

The Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) detained several foreigners without valid travel documentation in Johor on Sunday (25 February), including...

Collage 65 Collage 65
News9 hours ago

“I’m in debt now!” – Man in Thailand Beats Monk for Giving Him Inaccurate Lottery Number Predictions

If you rely on predictions to see how your luck goes, would you blame the predictions that don’t come true?...

Collage 5 5 Collage 5 5
News11 hours ago

“I feel embarassed” – Agong Reminds MPs to Behave Themselves & Follow Rules in Parliament

If you watch the parliamentary debate from time to time, you’ll be aware of how intense the debate can get...

Collage 4 5 Collage 4 5
News1 day ago

74yo Drives Myvi Against Flow of Traffic on JB Highway, Tells Police He’s Not Familiar With the Area

The road can be a dangerous place and unfortunately, it can always be a death trap regardless of how careful...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY