KUALA LUMPUR: Parents, especially from the Indian community are requested to register their child births to avoid nationality problems in the future.
Minister of Health, Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam said, the process is compulsory despite the couple has yet to register their marriage when their child is born.
He said, the registration of child birth eases the application of MyKad in the future.
“If the child faces any problem in MyKad application, the premier information given by the biological parents during their birth can be produced to support the application.
“Based on our study, a number a cases involving childbirth registrations from the Indian community is there is no information on the biological parents, which lead to various problems for the child in the future.
“If will make it difficult for the child to obtain nationality and MyKad, thus, deny their rights to education and other welfare provided by the country,” he said in a media conference at the Home Ministry in Hartamas today.
Previously, Subramaniam witnessed the MyDaftar 2017 Mega Programme at the Department of Registration (JPN). He was accompanied by the Director General of JPN, Datuk Mohd Yazid Ramli and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk M.Saravanan.
On the same development, Subramaniam who is also the President of MIC said, majority of the Indian community who failed to get citizenship despite having lived in this country their whole life are due to the failure to register their marriages and birth of their children.
“In the 80’s, marriages in accordance to culture were allowed and their children can get their nationality and identity card.
“Now, cultural marriages must come together with a mandatory registration of marriage by the authorised party.
“Thus, I’d like to advise everyone not to take the matter lightly as it will affect the citizenship of their children in the future,” he explained. – MalaysiaGazette