Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Women in Malaysia second-class citizens?



'The daughter of Malaysia's former prime minister has launched a scathing attack on the roles and status of Muslim women in the country. Marina Mahathir, a prominent campaigner for women's rights, compared the lot of women to that of black South Africans under apartheid. She described Muslim women as second-class citizens who were held back by discrimination. The comments were written for her regular newspaper column... due to be published in Tuesday's Star newspaper, [but] did not appear...' More

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