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Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a ban on sexist remarks in parliament after a number of cases in which male MPs in the mostly Muslim country have drawn anger with their comments on the floor. 

Malaysian MPs outside the Dewan Rakyat of lower house of parliament in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a ban on sexist remarks in parliament after a number of cases in which male MPs in the mostly Muslim country have drawn anger with their comments on the floor.

The amendment to the rules of conduct in the Dewan Rakyat, or lower house of parliament, bars lawmakers from making "a sexist remark", opposition lawmaker Fong Po Kuan told AFP, with violators facing a reprimand or even suspension.

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