Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday urged local companies to export their modern circumcision technologies, which are safer and less painful, a media report said.
He said new circumcision technologies developed by local companies such as Flushcutter, Tara Clamp and Sunathrone reduce pain and make the process simpler, the Bernama news agency reported.
"In fact, it only takes 10 minutes for one session and is a simple process without stitching, without bandaging and without pain," he said before the start of a mass circumcision ceremony at his home town in Pekan in the state of Pahang.
"Children using this method of circumcision are said to be able to carry out their routine daily activities such as bathing and praying," he added. "(The process) is most suitable for export abroad."
He said that previously the person who performed circumcisions was often feared by children.