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Malaysian women should be equally entitled to pass on citizenship

Courts divided on issue of children born overseas to foreign fathers

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The main gate of the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur: Citizenship is a highly political matter in Malaysia.   © AP

Benjamin Loh is a senior lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at Taylor's University in Selangor, Malaysia and an associate fellow of the Asia Center in Bangkok. Shanthi Thambiah is an associate professor of gender studies at Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian freelance journalist Tehmina Kaoosji was born outside the country to a Malaysian mother and Indian father.

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