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malaysia religious affairs minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri

Malaysia’s Religious Affairs Minister has caused outcry after giving “full license” to Islamic authorities to arrest and “educate” transgender people. Minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri announced on Facebook on July 10 he’d given the country’s religious police, called JAWI, “full licence to carry out its enforcement actions” against transgender people. He also said the authorities should …

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gay convictions vietnam gay tourists

LGBTIQ advocates have called on the Australian government to issue a travel warning for Malaysia after authorities entrapped and convicted a pair of gay tourists. Gay Vietnamese couple Tang Van Duc and Lee Vu Linh travelled to Malaysia on tourist visas in late October. However on November 12, police arrested and charged them with an …

malaysia Indonesia's Aceh province caned whipped islam

Authorities have caned four men in Malaysia for having gay sex in violation of Islamic laws, angering human rights groups. The men, aged 26 to 37, received six strokes of the cane each for attempting the offence of “intercourse against the order of nature” under sharia law, according to Amnesty International. They admitted to committing …

malaysia Indonesia's Aceh province caned whipped islam

Five men in Malaysia have been jailed, fined and will be whipped for “attempting” gay sex in the Muslim-majority country. Selangor Shariah High Court, near capital city Kuala Lumpur, sentenced four of the men to six months jail, a fine and six strokes of the cane, local media reported. Their crime was “attempting intercourse against …

kunyit

A secondary school in Sabah, Malaysia has apologised for promoting an alleged “conversion therapy” programme for gay students in a yearbook, after a social media backlash. Photos of boys undergoing the program were printed in the school’s 2017 yearbook, alongside the term “kunyit”, a derogatory Malaysian term used to refer to gay people. According to …

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Queer content involving Freddie Mercury has been cut from the version of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody screening in Malaysia, a country where gay sex is still illegal. Scenes removed from the Malaysian version of the film include the moment Mercury, played by Rami Malek, tells fiancée Mary Austin that he identifies as bisexual. Another scene …

malaysia Indonesia's Aceh province caned whipped islam

Two women found guilty of attempting to have sex have been caned in Malaysia. The two women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April for attempting to have sex in a car and they were caned six times each on Monday for violating strict Islamic laws in the country’s north-eastern state of Terengganu. The …

Greens Senator Janet Rice Malaysian

The Australian Greens have called on the federal government to raise concerns with the Malaysian government about the oppression and persecution of the country’s LGBTIQ community. Earlier this month, two Malaysian women were fined and sentenced under the country’s sharia law to a caning in the country’s north for having sex with each other. Recently, …

malaysia Indonesia's Aceh province caned whipped islam

Two women in Malaysia have been sentenced to six lashes with a cane after they were arrested for having sex with each other. Police arrested the women, aged 32 and 22, in April for trying to have sex in a car in the state of Terengganu, in the country’s north-west, Pink News reported. Police accused …

Indonesian Trans Women

Nearly half of the world’s countries do not allow LGBTIQ groups to organize, with many facing the threat of arrests or state-sanctioned violence, a new report has found. Just 56 per cent of countries – 109 countries out of 194 – freely allow such groups, according to analysis by advocacy group OutRight Action International published …