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Committee to look after transgenders proposed

in MALAYSIA, 09/11/2012

A backbencher has called on the state government to set up a committee to oversee the welfare of transgenders in the state. Teh Yee Cheu (DAP-Tanjung Bungah) said an open-minded government should consider establishing such a committee to ensure trangenders' needs and rights are taken care of. He added that there is a need to study and collect data on the group to ensure that they get proper attention.

Teh said this is not a state issue alone but one that is faced by every community worldwide.

He said this when asked by RSN Rayer (DAP-Seri Delima) if there is a need for an institution to take care of transgenders.

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