Malysia Information

Malaysia FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 90% of Muslim women (University of Malaya, 2010)

Most common types: Type 1 & 4

Common ages practiced: Infancy (Usually 40 days after birth)

Regional information: Unknown

Practicing groups: Muslim women

Terminology: ‘Wajib’ (Malay, Any religious duty commanded by Allah (God)), ‘Sunnah’ (Malay, Religious tradition/obligation (for Muslims))

FGM law in Malaysia: No specific legislation

School holidays in Malaysia: In Malaysian primary and secondary schools, the school year is divided into two semesters. The first semester begins in early January and ends in late May, with a one-week mid-term break in March.

 (All information has been sourced from Stop FGM Mid East and The Orchid Project)