Friday, 12 November 2021

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Malaysian Citizenship for Children Born Overseas

About this talk

Should Malaysian mothers be as equally entitled as Malaysian fathers to pass on their citizenship to their children born overseas? Should Article 8 which protects against gender discrimination be applied to the citizenship provisions in the Federal Constitution? In this webinar, our speakers will discuss the arguments for gender equality regarding citizenship for children born outside Malaysia and the latest decisions on this issue by the courts.

The talk will be delivered over video conference using You can either view the talk from your web browser or download the Zoom app.

Talk Points

  • Relevant provisions in the Federal Constitution
  • Arguments for gender equality for citizenship
  • Conflicting High Court decisions
  • Pending appeals and possible outcomes


  • Jasmine Wong, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution Practice Group
  • Eric Toh, Associate, Dispute Resolution Practice Group
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