Thousands of children have no form of identification

Malaysian citizenship laws do not recognize children born to foreigners on Malaysian soil as citizens of Malaysia. Thousands of children have no form of identification, making them ineligible for admission into the Malaysian school system. Many children are thrown into the work force in markets like Safma in Kota Kinabalu. Young Filipino boys push around wooden carts in Safma Market. The boys are paid whatever the customer gives them.