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.