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Malaysian state 'allows' women actors

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The Islamist government of Alor Star state in Malaysia has reversed a contentious law passed last week and announced adult women can appear in stage shows after all - within limits. 

The state government, led by the Muslim Pas party, banned women from appearing in any live stage productions within the state, which borders on Thailand's southwest corner.

But according to a report in the New Straits Times on Wednesday, the state arts and culture committee will instead closely monitor all shows to ensure women "are dressed appropriately or decently".

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