ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

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

07/10/2018 | Straits Times

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. Numan Afifi Saadan announced his resignation on Sunday (July 8), saying backlash from “opposition propagandists” had made it impossible for him to exercise his duties. “Therefore, I have decided not to work with the ministry in any official capacity,” he said, adding that he would be handing over his duties to a press secretary who would be officially appointed soon.

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