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When was the last time Malay allowed to join beauty pageant in Malaysia?

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added Feb 3, 2016 in General by Iwan Zainal Corporal (1,120 points)

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responded Feb 5, 2016 by Help team Sergeant (2,060 points)

In Malaysia, female Muslims were denied participation in beauty pageants following the issue of a fatwa in 1996 by the Mufti of Selangor. The issue came to a nasty twist in July - September 1997 when four Malay participants joined the Miss Malaysian petite contest, only to be arrested by the authorities. In the ensuing public outcry and debate that followed, the effectiveness of the fatwa was shown given the influence of the Selangor's Mufti over the nation's sharia law. - wikipedia - Malaysia's programming knowledge sharing platform, where everyone can share their finding as reference to others.