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The PAS Ulama council called for women to be allowed to fulfil their true function as homemakers. — File picThe PAS Ulama council called for women to be allowed to fulfil their true function as homemakers. — File picKUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — The PAS Ulama council has called for women to be allowed to fulfil their true function as homemakers, even as the world celebrates Women’s Day today.

PAS Ulama information chief Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali At-Takiri said households in Malaysia were increasingly broken, citing the rising number of divorces as evidence that the institution of the family was growing weaker.

“As such, it is appropriate that the institution of the family be restored, including providing room and conducive space for each couple, especially wives so that they may perform their true function at home as wives and mothers,” he said in a statement.

The PAS clergy wings call comes amid reports that Malaysia was regressing on the issue of women in the workforce, with one study showing the country was the worst in Asean for having women in leadership roles.

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