Human rights movement Hindraf Makkal Sakthi has discovered, after extensive legal research in London, that several thousand so-called stateless people in Malaysia are in fact still British subjects.
According to Hindraf, the ‘stateless’ are therefore entitled to British citizenship and nationality “if denied citizenship and nationality in Malaysia despite the independence agreements”.
This claim by Hindraf is based on declassified colonial and British government documents extensively available at the National Archives of the United Kingdom in London. It has been estimated by Hindraf that among ethnic Indians alone in Peninsular Malaysia, there are 150,000 British subjects.
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