Malaysian Speaker urged to explain reasons for keeping LGBT lawmakers

House Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia recently came under fire for turning down a motion to bar free-sex practitioners and LGBTs

Malaysian Speaker urged to explain reasons for keeping LGBT lawmakers
15 April 2012

The House Speaker should voice out his stand on homosexuality and free sex since they are at odds with Malaysia’s moral and religious values, said Kedah Anti-Malpractices Action Body.

Khairul Anuar Ramli, chairman of the conservative group, claims that Pandikar Amin Muli, Speaker for the lower house Dewan Rakyat, should tell Malaysians why he rejected an anti-LGBT motion last week, reported the New Straits Times.

Other non-governmental groups had hit at Pandikar for rejecting the motion to bar free-sex practice and prevent LGBTs from working as members of parliaments. Some even asked him to resign, according to UTUSAN.

The motion filed by MP Zahrain Mohamed Hashim was turned down for being ‘insignificant’.

Commenting on support for LGBTs, Khairul said it was at odds with the country’s moral and religious values.

'Under Article 3 of the Federal Constitution, Islam is the official religion of the federation, but other religions may be practiced in peace and harmony in any part of the federation.

‘Thus, those who support or encourage these practices would only disrupt the harmonious society we live in,’ he said.

Anti-Malpractices Action Body will be joining a protest against homosexuality and free sex on Saturday (Apr 21).

The organizers expect between 5,000 and 10,000 people to show up at the Dataran Merdeka square in Kuala Lumpur.

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