Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna wearing a turban at Ozy Fest 2017 in New York City. Photo: AFP

‘This is a sin’: why are Malaysia’s turban style hijabs so divisive?

  • They’re fashionable, comfortable and meet religious guidelines when women properly pair them, but turbans still face much criticism in Muslim Malaysia
  • Howls of protest and outrage are common on social media whenever a local Muslim celebrity is spotted wearing a hijab as a turban
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Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna wearing a turban at Ozy Fest 2017 in New York City. Photo: AFP
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