In Malaysia, attorney general's office drafts proposed citizenship constitutional amendment

14 December 2023
Flag of Malaysia (photo credit: Engin_Akyurt via pixabay)
Flag of Malaysia (photo credit: Engin_Akyurt via pixabay)
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) is drafting proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution regarding the citizenship rights of children born abroad as a result of the marriage of a Malaysian woman to a foreign spouse. Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the amendments were made to amend Article 14(1)(b) to include the word ‘mother’, to enable the child's citizenship to be obtained by force of law. [...] Saifuddin Nasution added that following the advice of the Conference of Rulers, the application of the law is forward-looking and not retrospective. “The amendment also has a proposal so that its application is for one generation, which means taking the example of Suriani Kempe’s case, her child according to the law, is automatically a citizen but her grandchild will have to apply for citizenship,” he said.
Read the full article here: Malaymail


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