Police have confirmed that the video clip that is going viral on social media showing a boy losing his penis while he was undergoing a laser circumcision procedure at a clinic in Cheras was true.
Circumcision of the male genital is a very common practice among Muslims and in Malaysia, it is done to young boys while they are still in primary school.
The boy, who has not been named, was rushed to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur after doctors at a suburban clinic in Taman Cheras Utama botched the procedure.
However this time something went wrong, and the operators of the device ended up severing the boy's penis, according to reports.
It is not clear how the accident took place but it appears that the surgeon's laser scalpel might have slipped during the operation on December 20.
However, during the surgery, the doctor inadvertently sliced off the head of the boy's penis using a laser.
The boy was first rushed to Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and transferred to HKL to undergo surgery to reattach the glans, the daily reported.
The name of the doctor has not been released but he reportedly had 21 years of experience and was trained in Pakistan, however the clinic had not been registered with Malaysia's Health ministry.
Kajang district police chief ACP Othman Nanyan said the case is under investigation.