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100,000 Chinese nationals granted citizenship? Nonsense, says govt

Home ministry says only 37 individuals from that country were granted citizenship over the past year.

Now, PBS calls for RCI on citizenship

PBS president Maximus Ongkili says the RCI will help ease the fears of the public following an alleged citizenship drive in the state.

NRD to lodge police report on so-called ‘citizenship drive’ in Sabah

In a statement, the NRD says all official documents issued by the department won't be distributed to the public arbitrarily.

Be more open about granting citizenship, Sabah urged

State PPBM man says names of applicants should be put on display so that the general public can get involved and give feedback.

After 3 strikes, teen wins bid to obtain citizenship

Judge orders the National Registration Department to issue a MyKad to the girl who was born to a Malaysian father and Filipino mother.

No automatic citizenship for those born in Malaysia, says Muhyiddin

The home minister says children in Sabah with no identification documents must fulfil the criteria set by the National Registration Department.

Moscow wants to simplify process for Ukrainians to gain citizenship

Moscow wants to make the process to gain Russian citizenship for all Ukrainians easier.

Stateless kids have a right to nationality, says group

The Family Support Group for Stateless Malaysian Children urges the government to cut red tape and approve applications for citizenship according to the requirements in the constitution.

After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends Assange’s citizenship

Julian Assange received Ecuadorean citizenship in January 2018.

Faster citizenship approval soon, promises Muhyiddin

The home minister informs National Registration Department to be transparent and inform applicants if documents submitted are incomplete.

Establish KPI for better processing of citizenship applications, says MP

Kasthuri Patto says it is not enough just to improve the standard operating procedure as the whole process of handling citizenship applications is disorganised.

First family support group for stateless launched

Klang MP Charles Santiago says the group will create awareness on their rights under the Federal Constitution.

Citizenship best birthday gift, says overjoyed stateless girl

Roisah Abdullah receives approval for Malaysian citizenship after years of struggle.

Systemic change needed to address statelessness, says Sarawak activist

Peter John Jaban pans the current system of reviewing applications on a case-by-case basis.

MPs roar against deputy minister’s remarks on stateless children

PH MPs in the Dewan Rakyat took Azis Jamman to task over his answers to the issue of stateless children, including that the children's parents are to blame.

Unregistered marriages have nothing to do with it, says lawyers group...

Lawyers for Liberty says as long as the father is a citizen, the child is automatically a Malaysian.

Putrajaya passes buck for stateless kids to parents

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman says being born in Malaysia does not automatically guarantee Malaysian citizenship.

Courts have no power to review decision on citizenship applications, hearing...

Lawyer for the home ministry tells High Court those whose citizenship applications have been rejected can apply again, in a case brought by a girl against the government’s rejection of her application.

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides

The pair reportedly married into a terror cell linked to the murder of western hostages.

British government condemned after IS teenager’s baby dies

The opposition Labour party said the move to leave an innocent child in a refugee camp, where infant mortality rates are high, was morally reprehensible.

Osama bin Laden’s son stripped of Saudi citizenship

The US State Department has offered a reward of up to US$1 million to find Hamza bin Laden.

IS teen asks UK to show ‘more mercy’

Shamima Begum's British citizenship was revoked on security grounds.

Trump bars US-born woman who joined IS from returning

In an investigation, it was showed that Hoda Muthana has not been entitled to her passport, which was believed to be a US passport when she travelled to Syria.

Don’t forget the rest, Unicef tells govt after 3 stateless children...

Unicef says all children are born equal and Putrajaya should continue to treat other cases of stateless children in the same manner.