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July 31, 2012

National security police chief calls ‘LGBT culture’ extremist, in unabashedly politically motivated speech to graduates

A top Malaysian police assistant director in national security warned graduates in Kuching, in the eastern state of Sarawak, about the ‘threat’ of LGBT influence at a talk on Sunday.

Mohd Sofian Md Makinuddin, during a talk titled ‘1Voice, 1Destiny, 1Malaysia’ organized by Sarawak Dayak Graduates Association, said:

‘Now we are facing the threats of certain quarters who hide behind NGOs and use religion, race and society as their tools to influence the people.’

April 25, 2012

Activists suspect a fake LGBT rights march is being publicised to 'demonise' anti-government campaigners

LGBT rights activists in Malaysia have warned that an 'LGBT not criminals' public parade was not organised by them and might be a fake march publicised as part of a smear campaign from government supporters.

The organisers of Seksualiti Merdeka, the sexual minorities festival that was banned in Malaysia last year, have warned their supporters not attend a parade apparently planned for this Friday.

Pang Khee Teik said on Facebook:

April 23, 2012

Thousands of protestors, including students, gathered for an anti-LGBT rally outside Kuala Lumpur on Saturday

Thousands, including hundreds of students, gathered at an anti-LGBT rally outside Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, witnessing speeches clamouring for intolerance of sexual minorities in Malaysia.