The Malaysian activist giving voice to the unspeakable

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This is the last of a four-part daily series in which The Straits Times documents women from across Asia and the challenges they face and overcome. It caps the Year of Celebrating SG Women and recognises that advancing women’s interests in society remains an ongoing endeavour.

KUALA LUMPUR – Every time she talks about her work, people often cringe or fob her off.

It is a problem Ms Reena Awliyatul Imani Reezal Merican, 25, faces as a “period activist”.

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