Law & Behold #49: The Constitution, Citizenship & the Clothing Police
Kee Hui Yee, Lawyer, Kanesalingam & Co | Abraham Au, Constitutional Lawyer, Messers G.S. Nijar
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After a short hiatus, we're back with Law & Behold, our monthly series which aims to arm Malaysians with constitutional literacy, done in collaboration with The Malaysian Bar, the University of Malaya's Faculty of Law, and the Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR).
On this episode, we tackle citizenship and clothing - firstly, we look at the recent news that the Cabinet has decided to update current laws to confer automatic citizenship to the children of Malaysian women, who were born overseas. What were the legal grounds for this case, and what does this new step mean for women who have long been fighting for equality for their overseas-born children? Next, we discuss the cases involving people being turned away from public institutions for their attire - do dress codes infringe on freedom of expression? Can services be denied to you solely based on your attire? We discuss these issues and more with Kee Hui Yee (Lawyer, Kanesalingam and Co) and Abraham Au (Constitutional Lawyer, Messers G.S. Nijar).
Image Credit: Family Frontiers
Produced by: Juliet Jacobs
Presented by: Juliet Jacobs
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Categories: politics, Law/Activism, controversies, education
Tags: law and behold, the bigger picture, live and learn, federal constitution of malaysia, constitutional law, family frontiers, malaysian citizenship, dresscode, freedom of expression, fundamental liberties,