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Malaysia storm over female circumcision

Malaysia storm over female circumcision

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
07/12/2012
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Debate is raging in Malaysia over Muslim female genital mutilation as the country's health ministry reportedly develops guidelines to reclassify it as a medical practice.

In 2009, the Fatwa Committee of Malaysia's National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs ruled that "female circumcision", as it has become known, was obligatory for Muslims but if harmful must be avoided.