The Terengganu state government has decided not to participate in the women’s gymnastics event at the 2024 Malaysian Games due to concerns related to non-compliant Shariah attire. They are also addressing similar issues in other sports segments, such as non-compliant bicycle event.
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Hishamuddin, the Chairperson of Terengganu Youth, Sports, and NGOs, explained that gymnastics requires form-fitting attire that may reveal body shape, and they are pursuing a Shariah-friendly approach to bring about necessary changes. They acknowledge the challenges in enforcing Shariah-compliant outfits in line with international standards and are focusing on education and awareness for athletes.