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LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

LGBTI Asia: From Myanmar tragedy to Pakistan progress

Homophobic bullying in Myanmar. Rainbow socks in Singapore. A first for trans people in Pakistan. This is a brief roundup of LGBTI news from countries that have anti-gay laws or are recovering…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2019

Treaty rejected over LGBT clause

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) and the Malaysian Employers Federa­tion (MEF) voted against an international treaty to promote a harassment-and-violence free workplace because a section in the document includes the LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2019

“The Deceased Can’t Speak for Herself:” Violence Against LGBT People in Malaysia

The New Year rang in little cheer for transgender women in Malaysia. On January 1, a trans woman was killed in Klang, a Kuala Lumpur suburb, the third such killing in Malaysia…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2019

Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad: Gays shouldn’t get married because they can’t have kids

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that same-sex marriage is “regressive.” In an appearance at the Cambridge Union in the UK on Sunday (June 17), the 93-year-old leader railed against same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

Malaysian human rights group reject LGBTI rights in letter

A Malaysian human rights campaigner has rejected LGBTI rights, claiming they are a ‘western import’. Azril Mohd Amin from the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra) wrote a letter to…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

‘I categorically deny this vicious libel’: Malaysian minister Azmin Ali condemns gay sex video as attempt to ruin his reputation

Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali rejected claims he was in a gay sex video that went viral earlier this week, and vowed to expose those behind the “abominable” allegations. “I categorically…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2019

A little tiff over LGBT normalisation in Malaysia

A Malaysian conservative Muslim rights activist called out Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah for his alleged lack of concern regarding the ‘normalisation’ of LGBT in the country. Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar is the president…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

H&M Malaysia does not carry pro-LGBT collection, rep confirms

Fashion retailer H&M has confirmed that its collection supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is not available in Malaysia. Malaysiakini reported Sweden-based H&M’s Malaysia & Singapore communications manager Abby…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Anti-LGBTI violence still acceptable in many countries, new study shows

Homophobic violence is still widely endorsed in several countries, new research highlights. The study on the Journal of Interpersonal Violence by the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) at the University of Central…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2019

M’sia must not bow to international pressure on LGBT issues, says Anwar

Malaysia must not bow down to international pressure over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He said although the country had to take into…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2019

Malaysian LGBT activist accuses authorities of intimidation

A leading Malaysian LGBT activist has accused the authorities of intimidation after a statement he read to the UN Human Rights Council led to him being questioned by police. Numan Afifi, an…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2019

Exposed: How Malaysia fosters anti-LGBT bias, violence

In Malaysia, a wide range of government-sponsored programs spread misinformation about LGBT people, which leads to anti-gay discrimination and violence. After human rights defender Numan Afifi described those abuses to the U.N.…

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