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Looking into transgender community welfare

in MALAYSIA, 17/08/2013

Penang has started the ball rolling by setting up a committee to look into the welfare of the transgender community.

The Penang state government’s appointment of a committee on July 5 to look into the welfare of the transgender community came has a surprise to many but it is in the right direction for other state governments and parliament to follow.

DAP assemblyman for Tanjung Bunga Teh Yee Cheu, who is the committee chairman, said it was the duty of the state government to represent all sections of the community.

State opposition leader Jahara Hamid (BN-Teluk Air Tawah) seemed to be confused between transgender and homosexual when she asked whether he state government supported same sex marriage.

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