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Appeals Court rules children born overseas to M’sian mothers not entitled to citizenship

Appeals Court rules children born overseas to M’sian mothers not entitled to citizenship

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal in a 2-1 majority decision today ruled that the children born overseas to Malaysian mothers who are married to foreign spouses are not entitled by operation of law to be Malaysian citizens.

The three-member bench chaired by Justice Datuk Kamaludin Md Said made the ruling after allowing the appeal by the government, Home Ministry and National Registration Department (NRD) director-general (appellants).

The majority decision was agreed to by Justice Kamaluddin and Justice Datuk Azizah Nawawi, while Justice Datuk S. Nantha Balan dissented.– BERNAMA