Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Democratic Action Party lawmaker Teh Yee Cheu has proposed setting up a committee to protect the rights of transgender people in the Malaysian state of Penang but the state Opposition opposes the idea. >>>
Seen as yet another first for Penang and perhaps Malaysia, a transgender has been engaged to assist Teh Yee Cheu oversee the transgender community’s welfare, after the proposal was tabled and approved in the State Assembly last week.
A proposal to set up a committee to oversee the welfare of the transgender community in Penang sparked a banter of words at the state assembly today. Teh Yee Cheu (DAP–Tanjung Bungah) said that the welfare of the minority group was not considered and pointed out that he had brought up the issue since 2009.
The female condom looks and works, in many ways, like the male condom. It is a lubricated sheath that is designed to be inserted in the vagina. It prevents mistimed pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by preventing semen from coming in contact with vaginal fluid.
Activists in Malaysia have launched the first transgender awareness public service announcement video of its kind on Youtube. Titled "I Am You: I Am A Picture Of You", the one-minute 40-second video features 11 transgender men and women reading a poem by Mitch Yusof, a Malaysian trans activist.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin warned Malaysian Muslims of two challenges facing them today — the alleged spread of the lesbian, gay, trans-sexual and bisexual (LGBT) movement, and demands for freedom of religion among the Malays. >>>
While politicians are feverishly wooing the hearts and minds of voters in the run up to the elections, the transgender communities are being conveniently ignored. While the election fever is at its peak, the Malaysian transgender population of more than 30,000 are a forgotten lot, with neither side of the political divide making an earnest attempt to woo them. >>>
Gay Star News interviews Thilaga Sulathireh, a woman dedicated to helping trans women fight the law in Malaysia. The situation is bad for gay men and women in Malaysia, but it's really bad for transgender women who get constantly harassed by the police and their very existence is criminalized under sharia law.
A make-up artist-cum-designer has been found murdered in his house. Othman Hassan, 52, better known as Dicky, was found dead with his hands and legs tied up in Jalan Kasipillay here last night. It is learnt that the victim’s mouth was also stuffed with a piece of cloth. >>>
Malaysia’s ruling party, at its national conference, continued to attack the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, much to the anger of human rights activists in the country. The Umno, in ending its final assembly gathering ahead of elections that must take place before April next year, said that anti-Islamic elements threaten the country, singling out homosexuality and those who promote liberalism in “mainly Muslim Malaysia.”