According to Al-Jazeera, about 40,000 ethnic Indians born and bred in Malaysia do not have any form of identification.
I have written about this topic a number of times.
Frankly, I've railed about how having no form of identification is a violation of rights, because these children do not get any education. I have also lamented on what a social impediment these stateless people grow up with.
Heck, I've even complained that no political party takes this group seriously enough to correct this situation.
The truth is, ethnic Indians comprise nearly eight per cent of the Malaysian population, yet an inability to obtain the proper documents has rendered generations stateless.
They have never been to India as they don't own birth certificates or identity cards, much less passports. Neither have they been to any other country.
And yet, they are not considered citizens of Malaysia.
Watch the video: Recognizing Malaysia's stateless Indians