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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — A member of the Federal Territories and Perlis fatwa councils has defended the controversial Demi Tuhan Aku Bersaksi, following a pre-screening of the yet unreleased RTM telem...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — The producer of RTM telemovie Demi Tuhan Aku Bersaksi has denied any attempt to paint a negative perception of tahfiz schools, where students learn Quran memorisation.
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MALACCA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has advised young people in the country to be proud of their Eastern values and way of life and not to be influenced by the Western culture.
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MELAKA: Young people were urged today to go to Turkey and find work there so that they can help develop Malaysia on their return.
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MELAKA, Aug 3 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised young people in the country to be proud of their Eastern values and way of life and not to be influenced by the Western culture.
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Heard of the brouhaha over the recent appointment of Rania Zara Medina to a Malaysian committee for the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CMM)? CMM are national committees that submit funding applicatio...
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Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has expressed frustration at the unfolding saga over a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, stating that it is consuming a h...
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LETTER | Inspector-general of Police Abdul Hamid Bador has expressed frustration at the unfolding saga over a sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, stating that it is cons...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A senior PAS lawmaker has asked the government whether it recognises the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) "culture" after it did not take any action against organisers of an International Women's Day rally.
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A senior PAS lawmaker has asked the government whether it recognised the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture after it refused to take any action against the organisers of a march in ...
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LETTER | This country never seems short of brouhaha and the ones that seem to make the most noise are the politicians and keyboard warriors on social media.
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EVEN if your interest in politics and human rights is at the lowest level, you would have heard of someone being detained or sanctioned by the government for voicing their opinions whether it is via a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — The appointment of transwoman Rania Zara Medina onto a national committee under the Health Ministry is a symbol of recognition by the government of the community and must be ...
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JULY 10 — This country never seems short of brouhaha and the ones that seem to make the most noise are the politicians and keyboard warriors on social media.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 — Wanita Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad demanded today that the government explain why a transwoman was named to the Health Ministry’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) co...
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YOURSAY | ‘Several politicians have been transformed from hawks into sparrows or lions into lambs…’ ILO convention - ministry didn't want to clash with MTUC, MEF, says Kula JW: Human Resources M...
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YOURSAY | ‘No one is asking you to endorse LGBT activities, just asking you to treat everyone fairly.’ Yes, it was LGBT factor which made us say 'No,' confirms MEF boss Vent: I’m just gobsmacked...
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PETALING JAYA: The decision of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) to vote against the Convention Concerning Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work is shocking, says human rights advocate Tenaganita.
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This is an open letter to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), the Malaysian Employers’ Federation (MEF) and the Malaysian delegation that attended the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts will continue to create a safe workplace environment despite the government abstaining from voting on an international convention on workplace harassment, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minis­ter Hannah Yeoh.
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JUNE 28 — During my internship with US NGO Mikva Challenge last year, I was blown away by how the Chicago-based non-profit worked with teenage students and taught them how to use political and local...
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The government took a neutral stand on the ILO Convention on Sexual Harassment and Violence because it did not wish to be in conflict with its stakeholders.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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LONDON: European countries that sell various goods to Malaysia may be asked to stop tarnishing the image of palm oil.
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LONDON: Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of lesbian, ...
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LONDON (June 18): Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of ...
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Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practiced, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of the lesbian, gay,...
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LONDON: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is free to reject practices that are “unsuitable” for the country, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle wh...
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LONDON (Bernama): Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
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LONDON, June 18 — Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle ...
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CAMBRIDGE: The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and humour at the Cambridge Union.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad deliver his speech in conjunction with a working visit at The Cambridge Union Society.
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CAMBRIDGE: The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and h...
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LONDON, June 17 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that there are many hardworking Malays in the country who are working tirelessly to improve their lives.
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CAMBRIDGE (Bernama): The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and humour during his talk at Cambridge Union on Sunday (June 16).
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CAMBRIDGE (United Kingdom) (June 17): The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor...
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The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and humour during hi...
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CAMBRIDGE June 17 — The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with hi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz did not know Datuk Seri Azmin Ali's whereabouts and badgered for details on the Economic Affairs Minister during the Sandakan by-election campaign period, says a PKR Youth leader who was in charge of the logistics of PKR leaders at the time.
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PETALING JAYA: The father of Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz doesn't think his son is the person in the sex video purportedly with Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali should take a break from his official duties as the Economic Affairs Minister until investigations into a sex video implicating him and a 27-year-old are completed, says Dr Idris Ahmad, chairman of Otai Reformasi.
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PETALING JAYA: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz says a police report has been lodged by his family after their home in Sarawak was "broken into" by five people at 5pm on Thursday (June 13).
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PETALING JAYA: Associating sex scandals with corruption is an insult to the lives of young people who have been deprived of basic livelihood and dignity simply because of their gender identity and sexuality, says lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist Numan Afifi.
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PUTRAJAYA: The minister said to be the individual in the gay sex video attended the weekly Cabinet meeting as usual on Wednesday (June 12).
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YOURSAY | ‘Fathul Bari should not stop the boycott at H&M – extend it to all foreign products.’ Umno leader targets H&M's M'sian chain over pro-LGBT donation Anonymous_1544340881: Corruption, si...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — The Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) called for the cancellation of a gender and sexuality conference in Kuala Lumpur organised by a Sri Lanka organisation.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Fashion retailer H&M has confirmed that its collection supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is not available in Malaysia.
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An Umno leader today questioned purported links between Swedish fashion retailer H&M's Malaysian stores and a United Nations campaign supporting the LGBT community.
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PETALING JAYA: The grandson of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Li Huanwu, marries his male "soul mate" in Cape Town, South Africa.
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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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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.