Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stataless Indians- an epidemic?

Human Rights Part Sec-Gen P. Uthayakumar describes about the fate of 35-year-old Malaysian citizen Thayalan, who was not issued an Identity Card until last week. His ordeal had also affected his entire family, where most of them had to wait a long time to attain their birth certificates or ICs. He also speaks at length about the statelessness problem that is plaguing the Indian community in Malaysia as alleges the government as ‘denying’ the poor illiterate Indians their basic documents. Video by {Sunny Lim}, Citizen Journalist