PEKAN - The potential for the Malaysian-made Sunatech circumcision device can be expanded to include the overseas market, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The device, said the Prime Minister, could be exported as male circumcision was not only practised by Muslims but also by believers of other faiths like Judaism.
"We cannot deny that it was a traumatic experience for boys who had to go through circumcision the traditional way.
"Nowadays, we have modern technology like the Sunatech, which can reduce the process to less than 10 minutes.
"It is a method that is simple, safe and does not hurt, besides there being less bleeding. There is also no need for stitches and painful conventional dressing.
"Among the benefits of Sunatech technology is that after circumcision, boys can return to their normal routine - like schooling, prayers, playing and bathing - almost immediately," said Najib before launching a mass circumcision event here yesterday.
He encouraged such effective technology to be exported overseas because there was a large demand in other countries.
The device uses a clamp that can be removed three days after the circumcision procedure.
The Sunatech was introduced here to circumcise up to 328 boys in the free two-day programme organised by the Pekan Umno Religious Bureau and the Malaysia Umno Religious Bureau.
Also present were Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and state assembly speaker Datuk Ishak Muhamad.
Najib later dropped by the SMK Gudang Rasau relief centre in Kuantan to visit flood victims.
Earlier, Najib had asked his convoy to stop by Nasi Dagang Ubai, a popular foodstall among Kuantan and Pekan folk, reported Bernama.
He spent about 20 minutes there and took the opportunity to mingle and get close with the rakyat.
Later, Najib also visited an old friend, Datuk Dr Abdul Manaf Abdullah, 72, a former state assemblyman for Kuala Pahang, at Kampung Mengkasar here.