Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


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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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Khalid Samad to Sue NGO Head Over Gay Fest Claim

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today he will sue the chairman of a Muslim group who accused him of approving a purported gay festival here. Khalid dismissed the allegation as baseless,…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Malaysia: Two Women Face Caning for Same-Sex Conduct

Malaysian authorities should drop the case against two women for same-sex relations before their scheduled caning on August 28, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. A court convicted the two on August 12…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

LGBTs: Not Ogres, a Disease, or Contagious

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa sparked a timely debate on the LGBT issue when he ordered for the portraits of two LGBT activists to be removed from a…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Legendary Alleged Gay Club in Kuala Lumpur Raided for First Time in 30 Years

A local club operating on Jalan Sultan Ismail for about 30 years has finally been raided earlier this morning (August 18). It is believed that the club has always been popular among…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Outcry in Malaysia over Two Women Sentenced to Caning for Lesbian Sex

Human rights activists called on Tuesday on Malaysian authorities to review a religious court decision sentencing two women to six strokes for having sex. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Mujahid: Meeting with Nisha Ayub Does Not Imply Support for LGBT Culture

Datuk Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa has made it clear that his recent meeting with transgender advocate Nisha Ayub does not signify his endorsement for the LGBT community. “I would like to stress…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2018

Doctors Come Out in Support of Medical Rights for LGBT

Malaysian physicians took to social media to remind colleagues of their Hippocratic oath after a purported doctor triggered controversy over blood donations from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. They…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Doctor Chided Over Disdain for LGBTI Community

A doctor who expressed disdain towards members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has received a dressing down from another doctor. Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, professor and dean of medicine…

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