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Suhakam slams Putrajaya: Female genital twisting not Malaysian culture

PETALING JAYA: The National Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has slammed Putrajaya for creation dubious statements that “female genital twisting (FGM) is partial of Malaysian culture”.

“The oversight of a Ministry’s position in describing FGM as a Malaysia enlightenment has a intensity of deleterious serve Malaysia’s general station on women’s rights,” Suhakam authority Tan Sri Razali Ismail pronounced in a matter Wednesday (Nov 14).

“Suhakam is quite sad with a groundless and dubious response feeble attempted by a deputy of a Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development that FGM was not practised in Malaysia,” he said.

On Nov 9 (Friday), Malaysian representatives to a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on tellurian rights in Geneva, Switzerland reportedly shielded a use of tot womanlike circumcision as a “cultural obligation” in Malaysia.

Razali pronounced Malaysia was already heavily criticised by cabinet members from Muslim countries during a 69th event of a Convention on a Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for permitting a damaging use of womanlike genital mutilation, a use that many Muslim countries have now termed un-Islamic.

“Given a apparent deficiency of bargain and imagination of tellurian rights among polite servants, Suhakam hopes that Government Officers will be scrupulously lerned on tellurian rights generally before representing a nation during a Human Rights Council,” he added.

However, he pronounced Suhakam welcomed a government’s goal of reviewing past UN recommendations, including acceding to all remaining general tellurian rights treaties.

Article source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/11/14/suhakam-takes-womens-ministry-to-task-over-female-circumcision-statement/