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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside Parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage eq...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim stressed the importance for Malaysia not to cave into international pressure with regard to the LGBT issue."We must be fiercelyindependent, decide what is best for our coun...
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim stressed the importance for Malaysia not to cave in to international pressure with regard to the LGBT issue.
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BANGI: Malaysia must not bow down to international pressure over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, says PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia as an Islamic country will hold firm to its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya (pix).
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PUTRAJAYA (May 14): Malaysia as an Islamic country will hold firm to its stand on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, said Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra today shot back at George Clooney’s “warning shot” to Malaysia should the government introduce anti-gay laws, such as those neighbour Brunei had initially wanted to implem...
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PUTRAJAYA: Oscar-winning actor George Clooney should be more aware of what he says about Malaysia, says Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Oscar-winning actor George Clooney was criticised by LGBT and activists on Tuesday (May 14) after he called a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei and a sent "warning shot" to Indonesia and Malaysia should they consider introducing similar anti-gay laws.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― The youth wing of Kelantan Parti Amanah Negara has urged its state government to issue summons against cosmetics queen Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman, simply for attending the Mood Re...
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Cuban gay rights activists held an unauthorised independent pride parade in Havana on Saturday, despite the Communist government warning against it and calling it subversive, an unprecedented show of ...
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A leading Malaysian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist has accused the authorities of intimidation after a statement he read to the UN Human Rights Council led to him being questio...
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LETTER | I recently published a policy paper on the challenges LGBT people face in accessing quality mental health services in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 - The Rome Statute is not against Islam and it is unrelated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a public forum on the international treaty was told t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Police questioned activist Numan Afifi about an unidentified foreigner’s speech and not his own remarks during the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) summit in Ge...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The Pahang state government has today announced an additional condition for business licences and permits: Unconditional respect and loyalty to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and...
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PETALING JAYA: An LGBT activist has been asked to apologise and retract his claim of the existence of state-sponsored violence against the LGBT community in Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: Gay rights activist Numan Afifi has been called up by the police over a speech made at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva in March.
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KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang has expressed his concern over the contempt against the royal institution and Islam, saying this should not happen in a country that practises constitutional monarchy.
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KUANTAN: Insults against the royal institution should not occur in a country practising the constitutional monarchy system which places the king as the head of Islamic religion.
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KUANTAN, April 15 — Insults against the royal institution should not occur in a country practising the constitutional monarchy system which places the king as the head of Islamic religion.
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KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang has expressed his concerns over contempt against the royal institution and Islam.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The defamation suit filed by the Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad against activist Wan Asshima Kamaruddin, for her post which claimed the minister supported orga...
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PUTRAJAYA (April 5): The Cabinet has decided that Malaysia will withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute that covers crimes against humanity and other serious infractions over heavy politicisation of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, “Gender doesn’t lie between your thighs!” Shika, 42, is the transgender sin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 29): Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, "Gender doesn't lie between your thighs!" Shika, 42, is the transgende...
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Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, “Gender doesn’t lie between your thighs!” Shika, 42, is the transgender singer and guitar...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus, “Gender doesn’t lie between your thighs!” Shika, 42, is the tr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Kuala Kangsar MP Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid today expressed concern over sex scenes and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elements on online media service provider...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Barisan Nasional MP has questioned the government on measures taken to curb “sex scenes” and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) representation in shows featured on the Netflix streaming service.
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Civil society organisations providing humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees are being targeted as the world faces a crisis of global compassion.
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MALACCA: The people of Malacca have been urged not to abuse the freedom and facilities provided by the state government for personal gain, without taking into account the sensitivities of the differen...
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MELAKA, March 25 — The Melaka state government will conduct a full investigation of the organisers who are alleged to be involved in a programme connected to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...
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MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka state government will conduct a full investigation of the organisers who are alleged to be involved in a programme connected to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) as spread on social media.
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Malaysia's tentative pace of reform has slowed further this year, as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government backs down on progressive policies in a bid to woo Malay Muslim support away from rival parties...
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MARCH 22 — After too many accusations, allegations and misinterpretation regarding International Women’s Day March in Malaysia, someone stood up in Parliament and spoke about it courageously.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's tentative pace of reform has slowed further this year, as the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government backs down on progressive policies in a bid to court Malay Muslim support away f...
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LETTER | The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) calls on the government of Malaysia to take immediate steps to protect the rights of all persons in the country to freedom of expression and asse...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakatan Harapan (PH) backbencher today defended the organisers of the recent Women’s Day march, disputing claims that they failed to comply with the necessary requirements.
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PARLIAMENT | The government has been urged to take the lead in efforts to criminalise the act of stalking an individual.
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LETTER | Justice for Sisters is deeply horrified by the discriminatory and offensive speech and language used in Parliament by several members of Parliament in relation to LGBT people on March 14 and ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Criminal investigations should not be initiated against the International Women’s Day March organisers just because of participation from representatives of the lesbian, g...
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Mujahid Yusof Rawa, the minister in charge of religious affairs, has carefully cultivated an image of himself as an open-minded political moderate and reformer, someone who stands apart from the rest ...
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PETALING JAYA: Remarks in the Dewan Rakyat by a PPBM politician yesterday not only show prejudice against HIV-positive patients but could also complicate recent efforts by the government to introduce ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former Barisan Nasional MP who joined PPBM last year has urged the government to come down hard on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, saying they were practis...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 ― The police questioned today three people about a recent Women’s Day march that was widely slammed because of protesters’ call for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...
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Noor Azmi Ghazali (Harapan-Bagan Serai) today railed against the LGBT community while debating the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s speech in the Dewan Rakyat today.
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LETTER | G25 observes the recent political developments with growing concern that the country is sliding towards the polarisation of its politics based on race and religion.
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COMMENT | The investigation into the International Women’s Day march for sedition and illegal assembly is the last thing I thought I would see under the present government.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 ― Politicians from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and PAS who verbally attacked the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) minority community in Malaysia are showing cowardice, p...
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KUALA LUMPUR: No arrests have been made so far in connection to the chemical contamination in Pasir Gudang, Johor, according to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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MARCH 15 — G25 Malaysia observes the recent political developments with growing concern that the country is sliding towards the polarisation of its politics based on race and religion.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — No arrests have been made so far in connection to the chemical contamination in Pasir Gudang, Johor, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Human rights groups are urging the government to end the alleged victimisation of human rights defenders and marginalised communities.
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PETALING JAYA: The organisers of the International Women’s Day march on Saturday, which saw members of the LGBT community call for an end to violence based on gender and sexual orientation, are bein...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are human beings and Malaysian citizens whose rights must be recognised, the Malaysian Bar said today.
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The Malaysian government’s responses towards the Women’s Day march have been heavy-handed and grossly misplaced.
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LETTER | Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) condemns misinformation from certain quarters that maligned and mischaracterized the Women’s Day march on March 9 as advancing the LGBT agenda and turning ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir today called for peace among Malaysians, saying the protest against the LGBT community should not lead to violence.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 — The debate over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (LGBT) should never lead to violence, United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Police today recorded statements from three organisers of the rally held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebration which saw the participation of LGBT supporters an...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time befo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police today recorded statements from three organisers of the rally held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day celebration that saw participation of LGBT supporters at ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The home ministry is set to amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) following a recent controversial international women’s day rally which failed to obt...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated tim...
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Terengganu Amanah has urged authorities to take stern action on those who "marred" International Women’s Day celebrations by including LGBT issues in a parade held at Dataran Merdeka last Saturday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rally goers should respect the religious and cultural sensitivities in the country if they also want to be respected, according to Depu...
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LETTER | On the occasion of International Women's Day, it seems that a march in Kuala Lumpur also saw the shouts for the recognition of the LGBT community.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman indicated today that his ministry would propose amending the 10-day notice provision in the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 ― The 14th general election result showed Malaysians wanted to move on from the repressive policies of Barisan Nasional, Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s (PSM) women’s desk said ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today police have started a probe on the activists behind a rally defending the rights of the LGBT community.
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Bersatu supreme leadership council member Muhammad Faiz Na'aman said his party does not endorse violence against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, however LGBT individuals s...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail reiterated today that Muslims cannot support the LGBT community, amid conservative uproar over the group’s presen...
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MP SPEAKS | What we really need in Malaysia is a radical transformation of society based on equality and justice.
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It is dangerous to misunderstand that only the views of the majority matter in a democracy, warned Malaysian Representative to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Eric Pauls...
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PETALING JAYA: Klang MP Charles Santiago has criticised those in Pakatan Harapan (PH) who singled out the participation of the LGBT community in the recent International Women’s Day march, calling t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Charles Santiago today reminded his fellow Pakatan Harapan (PH) lawmakers of the need to push forward with their reform agenda for gender equality following controversy over...
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MARCH 11 — What we really need in Malaysia is a radical transformation of the society based on equality and justice.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): A Malaysian minister has decried the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups at a march celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday (March 9), ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Organisers of the International Women’s Day March here have defended the event as being about the fight for equal rights amid criticisms that it had LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) participants.
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PETALING JAYA: The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) has slammed the government for harassing women human rights activists and peaceful protestors.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — A coalition of women’s rights groups has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) today to ensure “democratic space” for every Malaysian regardless of how Putrajaya or the majority ...
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PETALING JAYA: Democracy allows everyone, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, to express their views and concerns in a peaceful manner, says the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0).
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KINIGUIDE | The presence of LGBT participants at yesterday’s Women’s March in Kuala Lumpur has courted swift and growing backlash from both sides of the political divide.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Elections watchdog Bersih 2.0 today expressed concern that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community will face further hate and discrimination after a crit...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - A Malaysian minister has decried the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups at a march celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday (March 9), ...
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Marina Mahathir has accused Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa and Bersatu supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan of trying to distract from the demands made at yester...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) has condemned two local Malay newspapers for their coverage of the Women’s Day March, citing a focus on berating the lesbian, g...
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PETALING JAYA: The organisers of a women’s march in the capital have defended calls made during yesterday’s rally to recognise the rights of the LGBT community, following a backlash created by suc...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — The organisers of the Women’s Day March have called out its critics as well as the media for instigating moral panic instead of highlighting the key points of the rally he...
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PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the International Women’s Day march have reiterated five demands, including ensuring women’s rights, amidst backlash over the presence of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) participants at the rally.
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PETALING JAYA: Social activist Marina Mahathir has criticised Pakatan Harapan leaders Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan for their condemnation of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people during the Women's March on Saturday (March 9).
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Organisers of yesterday's International Women's Day march have restated their five key demands amid the backlash over the presence of LGBT participants in the demonstration.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has remained firm in its stand against the lifestyle of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) groups and the practice will not be allowed in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government says it is firm in opposing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups, following calls during a rally in Kuala Lumpur to recognise their rights.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — A minister today reaffirmed that the government does not accept the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community’s practices here, following a march where the co...
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De facto Islamic affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa says he is shocked that the Women's March in Kuala Lumpur today was used to defend LGBT rights, calling it an abuse of democracy.