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Statelessness: Citizenship by whose rules?

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In the upcoming year-end parliamentary session, the government will be tabling its proposed amendments to the Constitution to finally allow Malaysian women to confer citizenship to their overseas-born children.

However, the government is also planning to bundle several other amendments – amendments that remove existing protections in the Constitution, running the risk of perpetuating statelessness.

Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris talks to Yayasan Chow Kit co-founder Dr Hartini Zainudin and Lawyers for Liberty co-founder Latheefa Koya about these developments.

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