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Malaysia's Invisible Problem: Statelessness

Description
13th Assembly by Nation Building School

DATE
17 May 2017 (Wednesday)

TIME
7.30 pm - 10.00 pm

VENUE
Prodigy, Level 6, Block 2, Brickfields Asia College (BAC) PJ Campus
VSQ @ PJ City Centre, Block 2, Jalan Utara, 46200 Seksyen 14, Selangor, Malaysia

Light refreshments will be provided.

TOPIC
"Malaysia's Invisible Problem: Statelessness"

SPEAKERS

1. Illy Kamaludin
Assistant Protection Officer (Statelessness), UNHCR Malaysia

2. Maalini Ramalo
Senior Manager for Social Protection, DHRRA Malaysia

3. Syahredzan Johan
Human Rights Lawyer

Marques Jeevan Menon (Moderator)
Principal, Nation Building School

BACKGROUND

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), every 10 minutes 1 stateless child is born somewhere in the world. The prevention and resolution of childhood statelessness have become one of the key goals of UNHCR's Global Campaign to End Statelessness by 2024.

Today, at least 10 million people around the world are denied a nationality. As a result, they often aren’t allowed to go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married. Stateless people may have difficulty accessing basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement. Without these things, they can face a lifetime of obstacles and disappointment. Read more about statelessness at http://www.unhcr.org/stateless-people.html.

This forum will discuss about statelessness in Malaysia from the current situation, definition, causes, consequences and potential actionables by the citizens.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff#246692 2017-05-16 00:04:18
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