Malaysia will assess UPR proposals half-yearly

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will conduct half-yearly evaluations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations that have been implemented. This is one of the key advancements pledged in Malaysia's report for the third cycle (Nov 2013 – March 2018) of UPR in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday.

Female circumcision part of Malaysian culture, UN told | The Malaysian Insight

Women, Family and Community Development Ministry official defends FMG in Geneva.

Groups dismayed by Malaysia’s FGM stand at UN rights review

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — Activists and civil rights groups expressed disappointment with the government’s answers to criticism of female genital mutilation (FGM) at the United Nations Universal...

Virtual shield useless against real violence towards LGBT, Putrajaya told

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — The constitutional guarantee to equality is far from adequate in affording protection to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community here, said activists and...

Under UN review, Putrajaya defends female circumcision, insists no LGBT bias | Malay Mail

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 9 — The Malaysian delegate to its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on human rights in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday defended the practice of infant female circumcision as “a cultural obligation”. Replying to recommendations from peers such as Sweden and Denmark, a representative...