Federal Government awards 35 children with Malaysian citizenships – Minister Saifuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Government has awarded Malaysian citizenships to 35 children on Tuesday to become part of the big family of “Malaysia Madani” and this is in line with Article 15(2) Federal Constitution.

Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said, the Malaysian citizenship is the highest award given by the Federal government to an individual.

The minister said, Article 15(2) Federal Constitution has provided and subject to Article 18, that states when an application is made by the mother or father or guardian of any person under the age of 21, the Federal Government can register as a citizen and at least any one of the current parents (or on the death time) is a citizen.

“The recipients of the Malaysian citizenship today is part of the children that have been born overseas with the mother being Malaysian citizen and has been considered by the government as qualified based on the Federal Constitution and the laws currently enforced.

“The woman is not any more the second element that is on the tier below the man. Several initiatives have been made by the Malaysian Madani Government to dignify fairness for women so that their presence is at par with the men and their status is not below or at the back,” he said at the handing over of the letter of the citizenship results event, Tuesday.

Saifuddin also highlighted among the vital initiatives involving the efforts to uplift the women’s status that is led by the Malaysian Madani Government is the amendment Part III Federal Constitution relating to citizenship that has been agreed in the 262th Conference of Rulers (MRR) on 26th October 2023.

According to the minister, the benefit of this amendment is the gender equality between the male and the female suitable to Article 8(2) of the Federal Constitution that is “… there should not be any discrimination on citizen for the reason of religion, race, descendant, place of birth or gender in any law…” –Malaysia World News




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