LGBT Rights In Malaysia

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LGBT rights

Malaysia, being an Islamic state with Sharia Laws, strongly goes against any Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender rights group. This is due to Allah banning homosexuality in the Qur’an, with the penalty being death. As such, LGBTs have extremely harsh living conditions. These include transgender people to enlist in the army, and they are not allowed to legally change their gender. Homosexual couples are not allowed to adopt, marry and also will not be recognised as an official couple. There are also no anti-discrimination laws helping the LGBTs, and they may be subjected to workplace abuse, provisions in goods and services abuse as well as not directed discrimination and hate messages. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak have described gays as a "deviant culture" that is a stain on Malaysia.
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However, with the recent ban disallowing males to wear woman’s attire or pose as a woman being lifted, as well the Democratic Action Party is also the first political party to openly protect LGBT rights, Malaysia is slowly giving more grace towards LGBT rights.
Although a lack of LGBT rights have often caused dispute amongst our internal parties, as well as bashing from other countries, we still feel that the ban against LGBTs is still in good order. Gays are not allowed on national television, and even songs such as ‘Born this way’ sung by famous singer Lady Ga Ga. This drew a lot of criticism from Ga ga and her fans, as well as pro-LGBT rights parties. This delegate of Malaysia would like to recommend Malaysia to ignore these criticisms and push forward towards an anti-LGBT

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