Malaysians slams government for appealing High Court ruling on foreign born citizenship

by | Sep 15, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Malaysians are ravaged on social media after the government had appealed the High Court’s ruling that mothers can pass citizenship to their foreign-born child.

Tan Sri Idrus Harun, the Attorney General, confirmed that the Kuala Lumpur’s High Court ruling has been challenged and was filed for a notice.

The shocking challenge comes within a week of the ruling which was considered groundbreaking as the law was discriminating against women.

The appeal is based that the word ‘father’ in the Second Schedule of the Federal Constitution must mean and include mothers.

Wang Siew Kiat on Facebook said, “I think all females in Malaysia need to remember that you are considered inferior by the clowns currently in power that are governing the country now.”

He posed a question to women if they deserve better when the next election comes around.

Fwu-Zian Loh advised that the Attorney General should docus his efforts on prosecuting corrupted politicians instead of the children.

The court had made a great and progressive judgement but you made one to hold our country back.

She added, “This makes it more shameful when foreigners with the slightest Malaysian root achieve any form of success and Malaysia scrambles to claim the person.”

Segambut Member of Parliament, Hannah Yeoh, had also condemned the appeal, citing that it is contradicting the statement made by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun.

She was confused if the government were double-minded or was it another case of the Women’s Minister being clueless.