This MWKA Online Talk was delivered on 16 November 2022 by Ms Jasmine Wong and Mr Eric Toh and moderated by Ms Carolyn Ng. Please visit to register for upcoming talks.


The Federal Court in 2021 decided two landmark cases concerning the right to citizenship under the Federal Constitution. The decision in CTEB seems to restrict the right to citizenship whereas the decision in CCH seems to broaden citizenship rights for children.

Join us for this online talk where our speakers will discuss these Federal Court decisions and their impact on Malaysian citizenship law.

Talk points:

  • The right to citizenship in Malaysia
  • Federal Court decisions in CTEB & CCH
  • Impact of the Federal Court decisions
  • The court’s current approach to citizenship issues

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

Moderator: Carolyn Ng (Associate)

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

Malaysian Citizenship: How the Federal Court in CTEB and CCH has changed citizenship rights

5 January, 2023


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