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Founder cries foul after Sabah school for undocumented kids shut down

Authorities say such alternative learning centres can only be opened in plantations but Michael Liman asks how else undocumented children can obtain an education.

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.

Federal govt to work with Sabah to deal with stateless children...

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the government has the platform to address this issue through the Sabah Foreigners Management Committee.

Citizenship best birthday gift, says overjoyed stateless girl

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

Comprehensive solution to stateless issue coming soon, says minister

P Waytha Moorthy says the PH government is in the final stages of engagement with various groups, but also notes that civil servants are too rigid when it comes to citizenship applications.

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.

Resolve illegal IC issue before ‘legalising’ stateless children, says Sabah opposition...

The proposal to aid stateless children through a legalisation programme will worsen the situation for the indigenous people, says Jeffrey Kitingan.

Sabah opposition leaders concerned over plan to ‘legalise’ stateless children

Opposition leaders want the state government to ensure there is no abuse and that everything is above board so that no one can use it to give citizenship to illegal immigrants.

Better deal for stateless kids but new govt must do more,...

The UN body says stateless children continue to face abuse and neglect.

Health ministry mulls making vaccination a must for undocumented kids

Health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad hopes to bring this proposal to July’s Parliament sitting to prevent spread of diseases.

Include the stateless in zero-reject education policy, Putrajaya told

At least allow their enrolment in primary schools, says UKM's Madeline Berma.

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.

Putrajaya grants citizenship to 3 stateless children

The decision prompted their parents to withdraw their appeal at the Federal Court today.

Don’t oppose citizenship for stateless kids, government urged

Lawyers for Liberty voices disappointment over Putrajaya's stand on the matter despite Pakatan Harapan's promises prior to last year's election.

Lawyers call for law reforms to solve stateless issue

They say amending Section 17 of Federal Constitution will allow many stateless children to be recognised as citizens.

Opening schools to stateless kids easier said than done, says Sabah...

Jenifer Lasimbang, Sabah deputy minister of education and innovation, questions if the decision was properly thought out and whether it will worsen the situation in East Malaysia.

Citizenship given to 2 stateless children, 3 others to be considered

The three remaining cases will be considered once further particulars are submitted and applications are filed under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution.

Let stateless kids sit for exams they missed, says lawyers group

Lawyers for Liberty’s executive director Latheefa Koya says stateless children previously not allowed to sit their UPSR, SPM exams should be given another chance.

Government to simplify registration process for stateless pupils

Children without citizenship will only need to produce their birth certificates, adoption papers or court orders to register at government schools.

Unicef: Shafie more receptive to solving stateless kids issue in Sabah

Unicef is conducting a study together with Universiti Malaysia Sabah and state think-tank Sabah Institute of Development Studies on stateless children.

UN expert urges Malaysia to do more on stateless children, underage...

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN Special Rapporteur on exploitation of children, presents her preliminary findings.

Recognise stateless people in Sabah, think tank urges

Oh Ei Sun from the Pacific Research Centre says stateless people of foreign descent should be given some form of legitimate status to help them access employment and contribute to the state's human resource needs.

Stateless in Sabah: the boys and girls who can’t go to...

Young filmmaker Putri Purnama Sugua tells of the plight of the stateless children of Sabah.