After backlash, Putrajaya withdraws citizenship law amendments affecting foundlings

PUTRAJAYA, March 22 — The Cabinet has decided to stop two of eight constitutional amendments on Malaysian citizenship that would have affected foundlings in the country, Home Minister Senator Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said today.

He said the two affecting Sections 19(B) and (1)(E) from the Second Schedule of the Federal Constitution were discontinued based on feedback from federal lawmakers and others.

Saifuddin explained that the Home Ministry had intended to amend the two areas so that the citizenship applications of foundlings would be by registration rather than by law.





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