Invented by ancient (not Arab) Egyptians; "adopted"* by Hebrews (Israelites); ignored by Christians because Paul (he who took road to Damascus) said it was not necessary; and subsequently practised by Muslims.
* there is a great story behind the (kaytee) mysterious-naughty verb, wakakaka. One day I'll tell you the story.
(left) - measuring only is OK but why restrained poor patient's hands?
(perhaps Pharaoh was jealous of patient's ding-a-ling's length and ordered an equalisation-shortening exercise?) wakakaka
(right) - gulp, I don't like the look of that instrument
Malaysia (Peninsula) has a few medical "clinics" offering circumcision services to Muslims but just some time not too long ago, there were a couple of questionable practices which saw monumental disastrous consequences for a couple of young Muslim boys, one of whom lost his penis.
The public was outraged, the Health Ministry bunker-ed down like KD Rahmat caught in a super typhoon measuring 12 on the Beaufort Scale (Cat 5 major typhoon), and promised investigation, checks on doctors' qualifications and procedural knowledge, and a new set of professional medical conduct for circumcisions, etc etc etc.
KD Rahmat under care of Perak State
trust those bloody landlubbers
What is the progress? What's happening now?
Another typical Malaysian-Boleh investigation in someone's office Tangguh tray?