Thursday, 22 February 2024


1. Is Malaysia about to make Statelessness worse?
(Social Inclusion Act/In Focus)
... society celebrates the government’s steps to grant citizenship to kids born overseas to Malaysian mothers. Yet, hidden within these amendments are ‘surprises’ that could worsen statelessness. How will ...
Wednesday, 27 September 2023
2. A State of Hopelessness......
(Social Inclusion Act/In Focus)
... she said. “I want to go to college too but I can’t because of my current situation.” That her application for citizenship was rejected many times by the government had dashed all her hopes ...
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
3. HRW Report : MALAYSIA 2021
(Jati Diri/A Relevant Life)
... she has been granted asylum. Women’s Rights In September, the High Court ruled children born overseas to Malaysian mothers and foreign fathers are automatically entitled to Malaysian citizenship, ...
Friday, 14 January 2022
... a season of political vagrancy. At this time, good citizenship requires that we defend the Federal Constitution from abuse and rightly value functions and offices of national importance. Yesterday ...
Sunday, 05 September 2021
5. Bumiputera Stateless in Sarawak...
(Jati Diri/A Relevant Life)
... who for generations have faced obstacles in obtaining citizenship, in part due to excessive bureaucracy. The issue is complicated by their nomadic culture and compounded by rural poverty,limited ...
Sunday, 18 July 2021
6. Educating Citizens
(Jati Diri/A Relevant Life)
... to equal citizenship means that the readiness to stand by others and the expectation that others would stand by one, must not be pushed aside through the invocation of any other affiliation or attachment. Citizens ...
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
7. Negaraku
(Jati Diri/Here and Now)
...  Though we detested these rituals then, they were nonetheless the means through which citizenship and belonging were instilled in us. But like those novels that you read when you were young, and never ...
Thursday, 09 May 2013
8. 'An act of treason'
(Compass Points/Letters)
... citizens or non-citizens who have been illegitimately granted citizenship in order to vote - is an act of treason. The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections urges Malaysians in the strongest terms to ...
Saturday, 04 May 2013
... citizenship status and so on. The failure of SPR to take any action on these problematic cases, which total 3.4 million thus far, is an indication that they are not serious about tackling the deep ...
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
10. BERSIH 2.0: A weak set of recommendations
(Compass Points/Letters)
... of citizenship to foreigners, otherwise known as “Project IC”, in Sabah.   20. BALANCED ELECTORAL DELINEATION Each electoral constituency should consist of approximately the same number of population. ...
Sunday, 08 April 2012
11. Said it, Andrew Tan!
(Compass Points/Letters)
Received a pleasant surprise in the mail. The message says it all (edited for flow and privacy): Hello fine folks at SABM, My name is Andrew and I am a proud Malaysian in my second year ...
Tuesday, 03 April 2012
12. Still dreaming of a Malaysia to call Home
(Jati Diri/A Relevant Life)
... citizenship. And I answered yes. He was surprised somewhat and added: “Thank God, at least we haven’t lost you as well.” I replied: “Well, we have lost so many good academics and professionals by now I’m ...
Sunday, 21 August 2011
13. BERSIH 2.0: Siri Penyelewengan SPR
(Compass Points/Letters)
... an alarming trend regarding the granting of voting rights to individuals whose citizenship is suspect, as has incidences such as voters named "Kg Baru", serious irregularities regarding duplicate voters ...
Saturday, 13 August 2011
14. The Rakyat Guides
(Compass Points/Letters)
...    RG8 - Fundamental Liberties & Citizenship Eng - BM - ...
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
... for citizenship.   A third colleague has noted that there is really no need to contest what is 'written' in the social contract. Rather, we should question where a copy of the social contract is to ...
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
16. CIJ's e-forum: Let's Talk About
(Compass Points/Letters)
... Nations General Assembly in 1946. Let's Talk About... kicks off with a series of articles on citizenship, federalism, indigenous rights, culture, civil law and shari'ah law, religious freedom, gender/sexuality ...
Monday, 25 October 2010
... or depend on food served by NGOs;   2. EXPRESS grave distress at the spectrum of outstanding political, economic, socio-economic-cultural and citizenship woes of Sabahans, including: The long-standing ...
Wednesday, 07 July 2010
18. Penan - More rape cases uncovered
(Compass Points/Letters)
... land rights; the denial of basic citizenship rights for many through a failure to register and issue ID cards; state neglect of their welfare including a failure to guarantee adequate access to basic ...
Tuesday, 06 July 2010
... individual, to be treated as second class citizen in one's own country stirs up raw and confronting emotions. After Sept 11, I had to take up Australian citizenship - believing that should I be ...
Monday, 24 May 2010
20. What's my future, Malaysia?
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
... refers to the "allegation of systematic granting of citizenship to immigrants (whether illegal or legal immigrants) by giving them identity documents known as IC (identity card), and subsequently, MyKad" ...
Sunday, 11 April 2010
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