ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

Malaysian Leader Condemns ‘Unfair’ Gay Sex Law Used to Imprison Him

09/24/2018 | Pink News

The leader of Malaysia’s ruling coalition has called for a review of the country’s gay sex ban. Anwar Ibrahim served a total of eight years in prison because of the colonial-era Section 377A law, in convictions condemned by human rights groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as politically motivated. His latest stint behind bars for having gay sex—which he denies, as he also did for his first conviction—ended when he was royally pardoned and released earlier this year. However, Ibrahim, who used to be deputy prime minister and is the current deputy prime minister’s husband, also said he agreed with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s comment last week that the country “cannot accept LGBT as well as the marriage of man and man or woman and woman.”

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