Stateless children trapped in a vicious cycle


Wong: ‘I was born in Malaysia, I grew up here and my family is here. This is the only country I know and it is my home.’

TOP student Roisah Abdullah, 20, thought she would never realise her dream of going to university, until she received an offer to study at Universiti Utara Malaysia from the Higher Education Ministry.

Hearing her plight as a stateless person – unable to enrol in a university without a birth certificate and MyKad despite her good STPM results – Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh came to her rescue.

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