Unequal Citizenship Rights: Female MPs ready to propose constitutional amendments to defend Malaysian mothers

Unequal Citizenship Rights: Female MPs ready to propose constitutional amendments to defend Malaysian mothers

7 days ago

SHAH ALAM - Several Member of Parliaments have proposed for an amendment to the Federal Constitution in regards to the Court of Appeal's decision that ruled children born abroad to Malaysian mothers married to foreigners are not entitled to Malaysian citizenship. Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh described the Court of Appeal's decision as a sad day for all women in Malaysia and was ready to propose amendments in Parliament to make the Federal Constitution more gender neutral. "I am deeply saddened by the Court of Appeal's decision on Friday, which rejected the citizenship application for children born abroad by Malaysian mothers married to foreigners.

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