PETALING JAYA: A high-scoring stateless student from Sabah yearns for similar assistance as that given to top academic achiever Roisah Abdullah in her pursuit of citizenship, so that she can further her studies and find a job in Malaysia.
Arly Mai Geanga, 22, who obtained seven As in her PMR examination and 8As and a B in SPM, said she could not get an identity card despite having been born at the Lahad Datu Hospital in Sabah.
She said she was unable to gain entry into local public institutions of higher learning, and private university fees were too expensive for her family.
“I am hoping that my case can be highlighted too, and something can be done by the relevant authorities to help me,” she told FMT. Read more