Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


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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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Mujahid: Removal of LGBTI Photos in Line with Gov’t Stand

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa agrees with the move to remove photographs of LGBT activists from a George Town Festival art exhibit. He said the removal of the photos of…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Malaysia Should Find ‘Right Path’ on LGBTI Rights

Malaysia’s new government has put out a series of mixed messages on where it stands with regard to the rights of LGBTI people. On the one hand, the minister in charge of…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Is This the New Malaysia We Voted For? LGBT Activist Asks after Picture Removed from Exhibition

Activist Nisha Ayub has demanded that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government state its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community after her portrait with a Malaysian flag draped on…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

LGBTs Not Asking for Anything Extra, Marina Tells Critics

Human rights activist Marina Mahathir says there is nothing wrong with championing for the basic rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. She said there was a need for…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBTI Asylum Seekers

Moments after Hans How was queerbashed by a gang, two watching policeman taunted him with the possibility of being arrested and imprisoned, and murdered in jail. One of those policemen then pushed…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2018

Malay Rights Protesters Claim UEC Bad For Nationhood And LGBT Worse Than Child Marriage

Yesterday, 28 July, close to two thousand supporters of Malay political parties and groups attended a rally in Kampung Baru to "defend race and religion." The organisers of the Himpunan Kebangkitan Ummah (Gathering for Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

LGBT Activist Numan Afifi Puts Resignation Episode Behind Him, Says Being Offered Jobs Abroad

Numan Afifi Saadan, who was the press officer to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, shared on social media that when one door closes, other doors will open. That was…

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