Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


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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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

Malaysian Court Postpones Caning of Two Women for Lesbian Sex

A Malaysian religious court on Tuesday postponed a caning sentence on two women convicted for having sex, media reports said, amid an outcry from human rights activists. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Islamist Politician Says Malaysian Govt. Should ‘take Action’ Against LGBTI Community

A politician from an Islamist party in Malaysia has defended a sermon which said the government should take ‘stern action’ against the country’s LGBTI community. Nasrudin Hassan also hit out at the religious…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2018

Brutal Attack On A Trans Woman Sparks Fear In Malaysia’s LGBTQ Community

In her dimly lit room in a Malaysian village, Suki rests on a bed as she recovers from a brutal attack that has highlighted what campaigners say is growing hostility towards gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Mahathir’s Malaysia Accused of ‘state-sponsored homophobia’ After LGBTI Crackdown

The new government’s first 100 days in power have been marked by increased discrimination, harassment and violent hate crime against the LGBTI community. In the early hours of Saturday, the police and…

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