Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

G25 opposes proposal to introduce heavier punishments for LGBT community

G25 Malaysia joins the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and other civil society groups in opposing the proposal by the deputy minister (religious affairs) in the Prime Minister’s Department to introduce…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

Human Rights Watch warns over Malaysian proposals to increase penalties against LGBT+ people

The Malaysian government should condemn a cabinet minister’s proposal to crack down harder on LGBT+ communities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Ahmad Marzuk Shaary, the deputy minister in charge of religious…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

Malaysian Official Says Anti-LGBTQ Laws Aren’t Strict Enough

Putrajaya, a Malaysian city located south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, is considering even harsher punishments for LGBTQ people than already-existing law, Gay Times reports. Ahmad Marzuk Shaary, deputy minister of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2021

No Place For LGBT Malaysians?

In Malaysia, where sodomy is a crime with laws strictly enforced, it was reported that the government is considering amending the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act – also known as Act 355…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Chinese group KLSCAH Women says heavier punishment on LGBT community will spur more violence against them

Heavier punishments to prosecute the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population will only spur more violence and hatred towards the group, The Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) Women said.…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2021

‘LGBT community deserves equal protection under the law’

Everyone is protected by the law and there is no room for harassment and threats against anyone regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. In upholding such principles, Malaysian…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2020

NGOs start raising funds to help homeless LGBTQ youths

A group of NGOs has initiated a campaign to raise RM30,000 to help 30 homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons to move into a new home. Pro-LGBTQ group People…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2020

JAKIM SAYS THEIR TRANSGENDER CONVERSION CAMP IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

If you’ve spent enough time online, you may have come across several posts about things you can change in Malaysia. One of such posts that you may have come across is this…"Minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2020

Malaysia: Ignore criticisms by LGBT activists, says PAS MP

A PAS MP today said most of the criticisms levelled against the government’s policies on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community were “biased” and urged the government not to entertain…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2020

Meet Malaysia’s LGBTQ punk rockers

Singing and playing guitar with her garage punk band TingTongKetz, trans musician Shika Corona is a striking mak nyah -- Malay slang for a trans woman. Tall and charismatic, she and her…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2020

Woman mocked on Twitter for asking Malaysians to boycott Ikea for selling Pride Month bags in the US

A Malaysian’s vow to boycott furniture brand Ikea for selling Pride Month rainbow bags in its United States store has been met with criticism and ridicule. Last weekend, a woman known as…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2020

We are all George Floyd!

Most of us must have been troubled by the news of what is happening in the US in the aftermath of the horrific death of George Floyd, who was killed by police…

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