Malacca will amend its state Islamic enactment to prosecute gays and lesbians by applying the same type of Shariah legal mechanism used against deviant Muslim sects. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said homosexuals and lesbians could be tried at the Shariah Court once the enactment was gazetted as Shariah law. >>>
Two Malaysian states are set to change their Islamic laws to punish Muslims who engage in homosexuality, increasing the prospect of gay Muslims being punished under both federal and state religious laws and adding to concerns about rising intolerance. >>>
The Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) and Buddhist Research Society of Malaysia (BRSM) will hold a seminar titled "Homosexuality: The Controversy in the Midst of Morality and Social Value" on Aug 19 in Kuala Lumpur.
A U.S. diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks and published on Wednesday by the Malaysian news site Malaysia Today appears to have outed some government higher-ups as gay, a dangerous bit of information to let slip in a country where homosexual sex is a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. >>>
Organised in conjunction with International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), the programme includes Courage Unfolds, a 30-minute documentary on LGBTIQ
movements throughout Asia, hearing confessions from ex-homophobes and identifying 29 ways towards an LGBTIQ-Friendly Malaysia – a tribute to the 29 Yogyakarta Principles.
Malaysian authorities have sent 66 Muslim schoolboys whom they consider effeminate to a four-day camp where they will receive counseling on masculine behaviour. The education director of a northeastern state in this Muslim-majority country says the measure is meant to help prevent the teens from potentially becoming gay or transvestites.
(P. ARUNA firstname.lastname@example.org - A HIV-positive gay casanova is believed to have conned nearly 200 young men of their money and valuables besides having sex with them.
So far, 193 youngsters have claimed to be victims of the man with at least 100 saying they had sex with him before they were cheated of money, laptops and other items. >>>
The Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) is pleased to announce the 4th CSBR Sexuality Institute 2011 to be held between July 16th and 23rd 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. >>>