A child's passport to protection


  • Nation Premium
  • Sunday, 15 Dec 2013

IN Kuala Lumpur, young Mahendravalli grew up without a birth certificate or identity card. Her parents didn’t know or understand the importance of birth registration. So they did not register her birth.

Without a birth certificate, Mahendravalli was unable to attend school. Later, she was unable to get a job. Later still, she got married, but it was only a customary marriage, because she was unable to register her marriage. Without a birth certificate or identity card, she was unable to get a marriage certificate.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Opinion , Unicef; birth registration

   

Next In Nation

Door still open to renegotiate earlier date for GE15, says Zahid Premium
Communication Ministry to discuss with Sarawak on use of govt's official channels for state election campaign Premium
PM launches ten-year national unity action plan to bring together Malaysian Family Premium
Johor top cop also not spared scam calls Premium
Cops detain nine for drink driving during weekend ops in Kuala Lumpur Premium
Naked man obstructing traffic in Puchong sent for mental health evaluation Premium
SMEs advised to register with SSM to enjoy benefits provided by government Premium
Bomb squad, K9 unit deployed after suspicious package found in Bangsar Premium
Suspect who snatched victim's handbag after vehicle collision arrested after reporting accident Premium
Police probing funeral procession in Ipoh that had helicopter and horses Premium

Others Also Read


Vouchers