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12-18-2003 06:51 PM  13 years agoPost 1
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If you liked the previous Prime Minister,
you're gonna LOVE the new one.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3326861.stm

Malaysia is to consider using mass circumcision ceremonies to promote racial harmony.

Circumcision is a rite of passage for young Muslim boys, and in Malaysia it is common for the ceremony to become an event with dozens, or even hundreds of boys being circumcised together.

Now the prime minister's religious affairs adviser has suggested that circumcision can bring Malaysians of all races and religions together.

Dr Abdul Hamid Othman said that with the growing popularity of circumcision among the country's non-Muslim minorities - who see it as good hygienic practice - they too could be invited to join in the celebrations with their Muslim friends.

He believes the idea could promote better race relations and he wants to see a nationwide circumcision ceremony organised.

Just over half of Malaysia's population is Muslim, mainly members of the ethnic Malay community, while the country's Chinese, Tamil and tribal peoples follow a variety of other faiths.

The government has been exploring ways of stopping the different groups from drifting apart, including the introduction of a national service scheme which begins in February.

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12-18-2003 09:13 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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ouch!!!~

Just another good reason to be living across the causeway from Malaysia.....

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12-18-2003 11:17 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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hmmm i foresee the next closed thread ...... THIS ONE.. i give it 4 hrs max LMAO.. dont forget to nip the tip!!!!!! hahahahahahahaha

jim

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