ADDED ON: 09/07/2018

Pahang Mulls Whipping LGBT Members but Assembly Man Says Niet!

09/07/2018 | The Independent

The Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) said it will follow the footsteps of Terengganu and discuss the possibility of imposing whipping sentence as a means to curb against LGBT activities in the state. Pahang is the state of ex-PM Najib Razak, where the Umno is in power. Some Umno leaders have stated they want a curb on the rise of LGBT activities and claims of equal rights since the Pakatan Harapan regime took power. ‘We support (the caning sentence) as it shows the beauty of Islam but in Pahang, we have not decided yet and will look into it,’ JAIP director Datuk Mohamad Noor Abdul Rani told media. This has sent jitters through pro-LGBT voices in Malaysia where stories of transvestites getting beaten as a sign of an increase in a lack of tolerance towards this community.


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