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Citizenship law: Justice for mums

Justice For Malaysian Mothers Means Justice For All

Hi folks

Today, we’re doing things differently. There’ll be no long, sarky political commentary. No breakdown of any gomen shenanigans. And no takedown of any dumbassery of any kind.

In ARTiculations today, we cover Thursday’s historic Kuala Lumpur High Court ruling in favour of Malaysian moms fighting that sexist, unfair citizenship law preventing them from automatically conferring citizenship to kids born abroad, the same way Malaysian dads can.

This is HUGE! We can go on and on, but so much has already been written about this issue (heck! Even we’ve written about it!) and the monumental ruling.

And honestly, nothing we say can quite ARTiculate (geddit? geddit?) the spirit of what this ruling’ll mean for hundreds of thousands of Malaysian mothers, their children and families, quite like this brilliant piece of art by Faiziti Mohd Ali. 



Artist of the Month
Faizati Mohd Ali
Faizati is a lawyer by day and artist all the time. She’s been drawing since her teens, and her work has appeared in magazines like Gila-Gila and Gelihati. These days, she takes inspiration from her 13 cats and issues she feels strongly about, such as gender inequality, social injustice and discrimination. See more about her here.

Picture of Illustration by Fahmi Reza

Illustration by Fahmi Reza

Fahmi Reza is one of Malaysia's most iconic political graphic artists and activists. Using his wizardry with the pen and his wicked sense of humour, he calls out government and political incompetence and deceit through graphics and posters.

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