Bipartisan support sought for constitutional amendment over citizenship issue

KUALA LUMPUR: MPs from both sides of the political divide have been urged to back an amendment to the Federal Constitution which currently only allows citizenship to be granted to children born overseas with Malaysian fathers.

Ramkarpal Singh (PH-Bukit Gelugor) was referring to Article 14(1)(b) and the word "father" in Part II, Section 1(b) of the Second Schedule of the Federal Constitution.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

INTERACTIVE: What’s music to Malaysia's ears? Here’s the answer from Spotify
A 'Fan' of the durian
Cow head curry apparently a delicacy for Bangladeshis
Mob violence greets inter-caste marriage
Infected Jacky Cheung apologises to his fans
Minors among those nabbed for abduction, assault
Massive sales of cheap durian bring smiles all around
Kids hit hard after spike in gastroenteritis cases in Tenom
Celebrating Aidiladha with prayers
A durian, by any other name

Others Also Read