Fatimah: Reinstate S’wak special committee for citizenship to solve stateless children issue

Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah

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KUCHING, March 9: Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah hoped that the new Home Minister will reinstate the Sarawak special committee for citizenship to solve stateless children issue in the state.

The Sarawak Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister also called for stronger engagement between the state government and Putrajaya to resolve the problem.

“To the new Home Minister, I hope that he will consider the reinstatement of a (Sarawak) special committee for citizenship under 15A.

“I hope my counterpart at the federal level will have more engagement with us at state level in areas that concern women, children, disadvantage and needy, senior citizen and community well being,” she said in a statement.

Fatimah believed that Sarawak would have a strong representation and voice at the federal level in terms of policy and decision making, if the numbers of Sarawakian MP appointed into the federal cabinet was anything to go by.

She expressed full support to the new cabinet line-up led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. She believed their appointments are good for Malaysians, while not compromising Sarawak’s rights and interests.

“The majority cabinet members are made up of not only experienced former ministers but have proven to be effective (in the past).

“I believe the appointed cabinet ministers will be able to steer the country towards better times and ensure that the country’s economy growth is back on track.” — DayakDaily