11-Year-Old Boy Loses Appeal For Citizenship
Annou Xavier, Lawyer
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On Friday, the Federal Court dismissed an appeal by an 11-year-old boy to obtain Malaysian citizenship, saying that he was "illegitimate" at his time of birth. He was born to a Malaysian father and a Filipino mother. We examine the verdict and talk about whether our citizenship laws need to be changed to better protect the rights of children.
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Produced by: Loo Juosie
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan
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