Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


ADDED ON: 10/05/2018

LGBT People Cause Deadly Natural Disasters, Say Religious Lawmakers in Malaysia

LGBT people are responsible for natural disasters like the earthquake and tsunami which killed more than 1,500 in Indonesia last week, according to Malaysian lawmakers. The Selangor Islamic Religious Department, which is…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2018

Campaigning in Mosque, Anwar Again Says He Opposes Same-sex Marriage

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim again expressed his opposition towards same-sex marriage while speaking in a Pasir Panjang mosque today. The incoming PKR president has for the third time in two weeks spoken…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

Malaysian Leader Condemns ‘Unfair’ Gay Sex Law Used to Imprison Him

The leader of Malaysia’s ruling coalition has called for a review of the country’s gay sex ban. Anwar Ibrahim served a total of eight years in prison because of the colonial-era Section…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

Mahathir: Malaysia Cannot Accept Same-Sex Marriage

Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday, in comments that come amid growing instances of persecution of the LGBT community…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

Yes to IPCMC, but LGBT Rejection a Step Backwards

Amnesty International Malaysia has called out Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's rejection of LGBT rights on the same day he announced the establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC),…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2018

After Caning Backlash, PAS Youth Warns Against Domestic, Global Lgbt Forces

PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi has warned against “strong” domestic and international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movements, citing reactions towards the recent caning of two women in Terengganu. He…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2018

What Is Happening to LGBTI Rights in Malaysia?

Malaysia's new government promised to tackle human rights, but in the last few months, LGBTI Malaysians have felt increasingly under threat. More than four months after a historic change in government in…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2018

Pahang Mulls Whipping LGBT Members but Assembly Man Says Niet!

The Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) said it will follow the footsteps of Terengganu and discuss the possibility of imposing whipping sentence as a means to curb against LGBT activities in the state.…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2018

Malaysia Never Supported UN Declarations Protecting LGBTI, Claims Activist

Malaysia has never signed United Nations declarations that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a conservative Muslim rights activist said today. Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, who is president of…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

People are afraid’: Gay Caning Stokes Fear in Malaysia’s LGBTI Community

Two gay women have been caned in Malaysia amid a worsening climate for LGBT individuals in the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation. The punishment of the two unnamed women took place Monday morning…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

Klang MP to Govt: Repeal All Laws That Criminalize Homosexuality

In the wake of the public caning of two women found guilty of attempting to have same-sex relations, one Member of Parliament is asking for laws that criminalize homosexuality to be immediately…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2018

With Lesbians Sentenced to Whipping, Women’s Groups Want Shariah Criminal Laws Repealed

Women’s groups urged the government to abolish Shariah criminal legislation, as two women are scheduled to be whipped in the Terengganu shariah court tomorrow for trying to have sex. In a memorandum…

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