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Activist fights for right to not wear hijab headscarves in Muslim-majority Malaysia

SCMP, 29 Sep 2020
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Maryam Lee is an activist who has been fighting for women to have the right to choose not wear a hijab in public in Muslim-majority Malaysia. She says she decided in her mid-20s that she would not wear the headscarves, known locally as a “tudung”, because she realised that she had been conforming to social expectations rather than following religious rules. Lee said her goal is not to encourage women to “de-hijab”, but rather for them to “revisit certain assumptions”

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