Tough road to citizenship

THE 60th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness was marked on Aug 30. The Convention, which was adopted in 1961 and entered into force on Dec 13, 1975, complements the 1954 Convention relating to the status of stateless persons and was the result of over a decade of international negotiations on how to avoid the incidence of statelessness.

Sadly, Malaysia is not a party to the Convention despite having a large number of stateless individuals.

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