Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

In Muslim Malaysia, Uproar Over LGBT Groups at Women’s Day March

A Malaysian minister has decried the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups at a march celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday, calling it "a misuse of democratic space". The…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Tourism Minister reportedly tells German press there’s no gays in Malaysia

German news agency Deutsche Welle is reporting that our Tourism minister, Mohammaddin bin Ketapi told a room full of journalists (so, essentially, planet Earth) that Malaysia does not have “anything like” LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Homosexual man faces being DEPORTED from Britain for ‘not being gay enough’

Immigration chiefs believe Yew Fook Sam is lying about his sexuality because he does not have a boyfriend. He is a member of numerous gay associations, part of an LGBT church group…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2019

Second death of a trans woman in a month shakes Malaysian community

The death of a trans woman in the Malaysian town of Klang, the second in less than a month, has prompted calls for the government to better protect the LGBT+ community. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

A LGBTI activist in Malaysia speaks out

A 96-second video of an apparent homophobic attack has been circulating in Malaysia this week. A group of individuals verbally abuse, then violently attack, two men. The group accused the two of…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2018

Malaysian Activists condemn assault of two men accused of homosexuality

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists today condemned the violent assault of two young men after they were beaten up by several unknown assailants for allegedly having sex in a car.…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2018

AIDS council slams Jakim’s ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTs

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has censured a purported revamp of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) outreach (Mukhayyam) programme to rehabilitate LGBT persons. Referring to a recent report by news portal…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Death of transgender woman in Malaysia sparks fears of hate crime

The death of a transgender woman in Malaysia has sparked fears of a rise in hate crimes, campaigners said yesterday, as police moved swiftly to detain four suspects in the murder investigation.…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

Cries for speedy action over murder grow louder

The gruesome murder of a transgender woman has sparked widespread public outrage and calls for justice. Deputy Women, Community and Family Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said what happened to the victim in…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2018

This LGBT band is using music to fight Malaysian discrimination

Shh...Diam!, a four-member punk group is a rarity in a country where gay and transgender issues are often seen as taboo, cross-dressing is illegal and sodomy is banned under a British colonial-era law. …

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2018

Let’s Do the Math on Gays in Malaysia

On Oct 29, an officer of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), Mohd Izwan Mohd Yusof, claimed that the number of gay men in the country had increased from 173,000 to 310,000…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Rights Groups Warn Malaysia’s Constitution Does Not Protect LGBTI People

Malaysia’s LGBTI community has said the country’s constitution is not enough to protect them from increasing attacks. Their comments came after the international community asked Malaysia to do more to protect LGBTI…

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