In Malaysia, parliament to consider constitutional proposal granting automatic citizenship to children born overseas to Malaysian women

By Martin Carvalho, Ragananthini Vethasalam, Junaid Ibrahim, and Benjamin Lee, 1 November 2023
Flag of Malaysia (photo credit: Engin_Akyurt via pixabay)
Flag of Malaysia (photo credit: Engin_Akyurt via pixabay)
Proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution to resolve the issue over the citizenship of children born to Malaysian mothers abroad will be tabled in Dewan Rakyat soon, says the Home Minister. "With amendments to Article 14(1) (b), the citizenship of a child born overseas will be determined by the father or mother or both," said Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail when wrapping up his ministerial replies on Budget 2024 in Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (Nov 1). He informed the House that proposed amendments were presented to the Rulers during the 262nd Rulers Conference last week for consent as it involves the question of citizenship. "With this done, the proposed amendments will be tabled to the Cabinet before the Attorney General completes the draft to be brought to Parliament," he said. Saifuddin noted that a two-thirds majority is needed in Dewan Rakyat to approve constitutional amendments.
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