Maryam Lee shows a picture of herself wearing a headscarf in her parent's home in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP Maryam Lee shows a picture of herself wearing a headscarf in her parent's home in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
Maryam Lee shows a picture of herself wearing a headscarf in her parent's home in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP

Malaysian activist fights for right to go hijab-free, as Singapore debates headscarf discrimination

  • Maryam Lee received death threats after writing a book about why she chose to stop wearing a headscarf in Muslim-majority Malaysia
  • Meanwhile, Singapore is confronting its own debate about the hijab, with an online petition against a ban by some professions on wearing the headscarf

Topic |   Malaysia
Maryam Lee shows a picture of herself wearing a headscarf in her parent's home in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP Maryam Lee shows a picture of herself wearing a headscarf in her parent's home in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
Maryam Lee shows a picture of herself wearing a headscarf in her parent's home in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Photo: AFP
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