Malaysia censored gay sex and kissing scenes out of the Elton John biopic, ‘Rocketman,” and has recieved criticism from film fans.
Malaysia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs Mujahid Yusof Rawa ordered the removal of two LGBT activist portraits from a public photo exhibition, arguing that they didn’t fit governmental policy.
A group of 15 LGBT Malaysians approached the police after a recent rise in death threats and hate crimes targeted toward their community.
The growing influence of the gay community in Malaysia prompted opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to blame a devastating earthquake and tsunami on them.
A Malaysian official recently declared 1,450 gay people have been “cured” in government-funded spiritual camps, according to the Malay Mail. The “mukhayyam” programs are funded by the government’s Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
Two Muslim women from Terengganu, Malaysia were publicly lashed with a cane six times as punishment for sexual involvement, a crime in that country that both pleaded guilty to.
Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali was accused of being in a leaked gay sex tape, and 200 people protested in the capital, calling for him to resign.