Malaysia

LGBTI Rights in Malaysia


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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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Malaysian Religious Affairs Minister Voices Support for LGBTI Workers

Malaysia’s new religious affairs minister urged the public Tuesday to stop discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people in the workplace as long as they don’t openly declare their sexuality.…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Don’t Be Influenced by ‘LGBT Western culture’ – PAS VP

PAS has reminded Muslims not to be influenced by Westerners who adopt the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle. Its vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, who is also Kelantan deputy menteri…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

Latest Wave of Homophobia May Worsen Abuse Against LGBTI Watchdog Warns Putrajaya

An international human rights watchdog today urged Putrajaya to take steps to protect the rights and safety of the LGBTI community, following a rising wave of homophobia and transphobia. Amnesty International said…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

Malaysian Minister Syed Saddiq Faces Online Outcry Over Press Officer’s Resignation Linked to LGBTI Activism

Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman faced an online outcry after his interim press officer said he was quitting after coming under pressure over his activism on LGBTI issues.…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Malaysia: Numan Afifi, More than just gay

I will openly admit that I have been gay since 2008 when I came out right in front of a crowd of people. Thus, when I was outed again during the #UndiRosak…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2018

No, LGBT People Aren’t Harming Malaysia, But Child Marriage Is

When the news broke last week that a 41-year-old man from Kelantan had married an 11-year-old girl, alarm bells went off in Malaysia’s newly elected government as well as among nongovernmental groups.…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

Malaysia Should Focus More on LGBT Issues, Not Child Brides: Kelantan Official

The Malaysian government should focus more on addressing LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — issues instead of on the recent controversy where an 11-year-old girl was wedded to a 41-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2018

Malaysia Begins Blocking Online AIDS/HIV and LGBT Travel Information

In an unprecedented move for a multi-cultural tourism destination, Malaysia has begun to block Internet access to public information about HIV/AIDS and LGBT travel, effecting busy travel hubs like Kuala Lumpur’s International…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2018

Malaysia: Candidates Should Focus on Human Rights Issues

Candidates campaigning for the 14th General Election (GE14) should consider human rights issues as among their main priority and commit to repeal or amends laws that are used to particularly curb the…

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