ASIA/MALAYSIA - All children, including stateless children, must have access to education

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 education  


Petaling Jaya (Agenzia Fides) - No child, whether or not in possession of a birth certificate, should be denied access to education. The complaint comes from a Malaysian lawyer, a human rights advocate. Stateless children are not the only ones to be deprived of education in Malaysia. In fact, the children of local plantation workers and the Orang Asal, Malaysian indigenous, do not have birth certificates and are facing the same problem. "Without education they do not have access even to other rights. The only way to break this cycle of deprivation is to give them the opportunity to attend primary and secondary education", concluded the activist. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 11/01/2017)