This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 12th November 2021 by Ms Jasmine Wong, Mr Eric Toh and moderated by Ms Rachel Ng. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.

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.

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

Speakers: Jasmine Wong (Senior Associate) and Eric Toh (Associate)

Moderator: Rachel Ng (Paralegal)

A copy of the talk slides in PDF format is available for download here.

Malaysian Citizenship for Children Born Overseas

29 December, 2021


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