“I’ve always felt like a Malaysian. I was born and raised here.”
20-year-old gamer Muhammad Aiman Hafizi Ahmad, who was born in Malaysia and raised in the city of Taiping, sat for every local public school examination, and even moved to another state to pursue his esports career at eighteen.
Yet, when he was given the chance to represent his country at the international stage thrice, he couldn’t go because he was stateless and did not have a passport.
Born to an Indonesian mother, Aiman was adopted by a Malay family when he was only ten days old.