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Malaysia urged to abolish female genital mutilation


An undated handout picture made available by The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Feb 5, 2016 shows girls attending a community meeting on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), in the northern town of Katiola in Vallee du Bandama Region, Ivory Coast. - EPA/UNICEF/ASSELIN

An undated handout picture made available by The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Feb 5, 2016 shows girls attending a community meeting on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), in the northern town of Katiola in Vallee du Bandama Region, Ivory Coast. - EPA/UNICEF/ASSELIN

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been criticised by representatives from Muslim countries for allowing female genital mutilation (FGM) and calling for the practice to be abolished.

Representatives questioned the practice of FGM by Malaysian Muslims at the Constructive Dialogue session at the 69th session of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) that was aired online on Tuesday (Feb 20).

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