Saturday, June 06, 2009

Rights of foreeign spouses of MALAYSIANS being highlighted again

Foreigners married to Malaysians should be treated equally as locals and be recognised as a part of our society, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.

“It is ridiculous for pregnant foreign wives to pay double the medical fees when they are giving birth to Malaysian children,” she said after attending a forum and workshop on foreign spouses in Malaysia, organised by Wanita MCA and the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research here yesterday.

She said the party and the Women’s Aid Organisation had received requests from foreign spouses to help them obtain citizenship and permanent resident status.

MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong said he had dealt with cases of foreigners who were forced to return to their home country because their Malaysian husbands wanted to divorce them.

He would be presenting some solutions to Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. - Star, 6/6/2009, Treat foreign wives equally, says Chew

See also older posts:-

Are foreign spouses now being discriminated based on their nationality?

Maybe 100,000 foreign spouses - but only 8,600 given Entry Permits in last 7 years

Foreign spouses should get PR status on registration of marriage

1 comment:

suren nair said...

Have been married to a foreigner for 18 years and have 3 children.My wife has been renewing yarly visit passes for the past 17 years.This April she got a letter from the immigration informing that her application has approved.Hopefully,she gets her PR by this year.If anything happens to me as her sponsor what will happen to the children?