ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

Ambiga Slams Mujahid Over Latest LGBT Remarks

10/08/2018 | Free Malaysia Today

National Human Rights Society (Hakam) president Ambiga Sreenevasan has condemned Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa over his remarks that any advocacy for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is “extreme” and should be curbed. “Enough of beating up on a marginalised community. Does it make you feel strong and powerful? Do you know you endanger their lives and safety every time you attack them?” Ambiga said in a tweet today, citing a Malay Mail report which quoted the minister in charge of religious affairs. During a round table with religious scholars and academics at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies today, Mujahid reportedly said that the LGBT community must not be allowed to revamp the existing narrative in the country, pointing out that even the prime minister had explained he would not entertain ideals which were against the norm.

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