Estimated prevalence among women aged 15-49: Unknown
There have been no widespread studies conducted, but one Saudi expert – Dr Riaz Qureshi - argues that type I is the form most widely practised on girls aged 40 to 60 days.
FGC is legal in Brunei.
History of FGC:
According to Dr Riaz, FGC/sunat is an ancient tradition still prevalent in Brunei. He said that while FGC has taken on an Islamic dimension, it is actually un-Islamic and is “inherent in the cultures more than the religion itself. The only way we can change this perception is through education."
Current efforts to abandon FGC:
There are no current efforts to abandon FGC, which is naturally a challenge as without domestic and international cooperation, FGC cannot be abandoned.
Malay – 100%
Muslim – 67%
Buddhist – 13%
Christian – 10%