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.