ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

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

07/11/2018 | Yahoo News

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 the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration must prevent threats and attacks against the community, and probe such attacks if they happen and bring those responsible to justice. “Malaysia has a troubling track record of discrimination and abuse against LGBTI people, who have faced prejudice and backlash from conservative movements, religious authorities and the government over many years.

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