RECENTLY, I read news reports saying that the Education Ministry will implement a “Zero Reject Policy” towards the enrolment of stateless children in local schools. I hope that every stateless child out there will be given a chance to get an education. I do believe that educating them is the best investment for this country’s future and for them. Everyone has the right to education.
Statelessness in Malaysia is like a hole in the hull of a big ship that is letting in water. Those who own the ship should patch the hole, not just pump the water out of the ship. A holistic policy is what we need right now to solve this issue. The ship will be filled with water if you ignore the urgency of patching the leak.