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Appeal for Citizenship for Overseas-born Children Allowed by Federal Court

today14 December 2022


(source: Malay Mail)

Family Support & Welfare Selangor Kuala Lumpur (Family Frontiers) and six Malaysian mothers married to foreigners have been at the centre of headlines after filing an originating summons in the High Court seeking the right to Malaysian citizenship for their overseas-born children.

To their efforts, Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled that children born overseas to Malaysian mothers married to foreigners are entitled by operation of law to be citizens of Malaysia.

However, their success fell short when a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal in a 2-1 majority decision, overturned the decision on 5 August, ruling that children born overseas to Malaysian women who are married to foreign spouses are not entitled to Malaysian citizenship by the law.

In the latest update on their legal challenge, the Federal Court had on Wednesday (14 Dec) allowed the appeal by Malaysian mothers whose children are born overseas and…

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Written by: Karissa Lund

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