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Citizenship woes for adopted children


Some adopted children face problems concerning their citizenship when
they apply for their Identity Card (IC) upon reaching the age of 12, and
this is mostly due to the parents’ mistake.

"Some adoptive parents do not tell the truth when the birth certificate
is drawn up," said MCA Public Services and Complaint Department head
Datuk Michael Chong yesterday.

"We had a case where a Chinese couple adopted an Indian child but lied
that the child is theirs in the birth certificate. When the child who
has a Chinese name but looks Indian applies for an IC, he or she will
face problems with the authorities. They are given a temporary
identification paper or green IC due to this technical problem.

"Such children are left in limbo and denied citizenship because of their
parents’ mistake."...

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