If the principles of jus soli were strictly enforced in the country, I wouldn’t even be registered as a citizen of Malaysia. Thirty-one years ago, my father was working for a multi-national corporation based in the Silicon Valley and he brought his young bride along. I suppose I was conceived during this time. I was born in San Jose, California in the United States. I even have a US birth certificate and a US passport (expired in 1988) to boot. The US recognises dual citizenship so I have no doubt that I am already recognised as a citizen of the US.