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16,000 parents and teachers told to ‘curb’ LGBT behavior in Malaysia

Malaysian deputy education minister says LGBT behavior in children is 'like a disease.'

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18th February 2013 01:31

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Malaysia’s education ministry held 21 seminars over the last six months about how to ‘curb’ LGBT behavior, reaching 16,000 parents and teachers.

Deputy education minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said the ministry would be holding more seminars across the country, The Star reports. At a seminar last week in Seberang in northwestern Malaysia, Puad said: ‘It is like a disease but it can be cured with early intervention.’

The first seminar held in Penang last September caused widespread international condemnation for issuing a list of supposedly gay characteristics, including wearing V-necked shirts for boys, for parents to identify gay children.

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