LGBT Malaysians marched alongside local feminist groups to end child marriages and gender discrimination. The Malaysian government may try making it harder to have these types of protests.
The Peaceful Assembly Act, the law that allows public gatherings, could be revised to allow authorities to turn down requests for protests, according to Queerty. The Malaysian home minister hasn’t revealed when this will happen, but the Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman doesn’t approve of the march.
“As I have said before this, the government is very firm that LGBTQ practices will not be accepted at all in this country,” Jamman wrote on Facebook. “How is it possible that we recognize an act that is wrong in law?”
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hasn’t clarified how the plans will play out yet.