Sunday, November 28, 2021


Apex court declares stateless child a citizen in rebuke to home ministry

It says the child, now 17, is entitled to citizenship by operation of law.

A mother’s fight to make her child a Malaysian

Nine-year-old Alias Daniel was adopted as a baby but has no details of his origins except his date and place of birth.

Stateless and turning 21 in Malaysia

Thinesh longs to achieve great things in her life, but cannot without citizenship.

Reaching for the stars: A mother’s fight to get citizenship for her son

While Alias Daniel went from abandoned to adopted, his life as a stateless child is still fraught with uncertainty.

No place in the world for stateless 4-year-old in Sarawak

Rayyan (not his real name) is a bright child but does not legally exist as his parents were not married when they had him.

Being stateless and left behind

Sara (not her real name) longs to reach life's normal milestones of getting a driving licence and going to university, but she knows that such things may be forever out of reach.

‘Always afraid’: Stateless and without an IC in the big city

Thinesh lives in constant fear that she will be apprehended by the police and asked questions to which she has no answers.

Malaysian at heart but not on paper

At 21, Sara is studying to become a lawyer but knows that question marks about over her own legal status.

Born and raised in Klang but with no country to call home

Kasim and his siblings have spent their whole lives in their tiny village but know that as refugees, they are still seen as different.

Dreams out of reach for stateless girl in Sarawak

14-year-old Kuntum wants to be a teacher when she grows up but knows that without citizenship, she will likely go nowhere.

Removing barriers to education

Child rights coalition voices concern over a new policy requiring stateless children to produce a passport in order to enrol in school.

A divorced mum’s long wait for her child’s citizenship

Expensive healthcare and visa-related challenges are just some of the problems that await if citizenship is never granted.

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