In multiple cases, infants born to stateless women admitted in the NICU are given away without their mothers’ consent.

This harrowing story of a stateless woman having her child snatched away is not unique.

Malaysiakini documented three other similar cases.

Two of the mothers regained custody of their babies while another mother, faced with the prospect of losing custody, was found dead with her child, having committed murder-suicide at the hospital.