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September 4, 2018 10:08 AM Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment 25

August 8, 2018 12:02 PM Wanita Umno wants stern action against campaign to approve LGBT lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita Umno today called on the government to act immediately and sternly against the campaign to approve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle in the country. Its chief, Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad, said such a move was necessary because seeking an approval for LGBT lifestyle was too much to ask in an Islamic state like Malaysia 10

July 17, 2018 9:19 AM Don't discriminate against LGBT at workplaces: Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR: The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual) community in Malaysia deserves equal rights as citizens of this country and they cannot be discriminated in any form, including at workplaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Deparment Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. "As long as citizenship is concerned, they cannot be discriminated in their 8

July 9, 2018 6:58 AM Being LGBT is not a crime, say lawyers and activists

PETALING JAYA: Legal experts and activists have defended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, saying being one of them is not a crime. The Malaysian Islamic Strategic Research Institute (Iksim) CEO Mahamad Naser Disa (pix) had said being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is a crime itself. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) 10

April 5, 2018 10:30 AM LGBT forum was aimed at fostering understanding and friendship: USM

GEORGE TOWN: The recently organised forum by a student body of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was aimed at fostering understanding with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) undergraduates, says a spokesman for the forum. The spokesman said the forum on March 24 was meant to build casual ties and not to impose social norms on the community 18

February 15, 2018 11:49 PM Hong Kong gay pop star says Malaysia show dropped over LGBT support

Singer Denise Ho, who is openly gay, said Malaysian officials told her promoter that her application to perform in Kuala Lumpur in April was refused due to her support for LGBT people. — Picture via Instagram/hoccgoomusicKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — A Hong Kong pop star said yesterday she had been denied permission to perform in Malaysia because she campaigns 19

January 29, 2018 12:52 PM Draft proposals in Indonesian parliament aim to ban extramarital sex

Adultery is already a crime in Indonesia. — AFP picJAKARTA, Jan 29 — Indonesia’s parliament is drafting proposed revisions to the national criminal code that could ban all consensual sex outside marriage, sparking alarm among activists who it would breach basic rights and could be misused to target the LGBT community. The parliamentary committee drawing 30

October 24, 2017 6:48 AM Could sexual minorities join armed forces one day? ‘LGBT not suited to our culture’, DPM says

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi speaks during a National Transformation 2050 programme in Serdang October 24, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaSERDANG, Oct 24 — The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community are not suited to Malaysia’s culture, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said during a Transformasi 12

October 22, 2017 12:37 AM A ‘tin kosong’ who remains defiant

FellowMalaysian: Preacher Zamihan Mat Zin has challenged Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad to reveal the "godfather" purportedly protecting him or face legal action. Zamihan had become embroiled in controversy after he called Chinese "unclean" and criticised the Johor sultan's stance against a Muslim-only laundrette during a religious lecture at a Selangor mosque 22

October 16, 2017 10:56 AM Zamihan defiant with Facebook postings

PETALING JAYA: Despite a clear stance taken by the Rulers against religious bigotry, preacher Zamihan Mat Zin remains defiant as he continued posting extreme views on social media. A check on Zamihan’s Facebook page on Monday (Oct 16) showed that the preacher, who is being investigated for sedition, made several postings against issues he deemed as “struggles 14