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May 6, 2013

Ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, who regularly support anti-gay policies, will return to government in Malaysia - but several vocally homophobic politicians lose their seats
 

The coalition who have ruled Malaysia for 56 years, Barisan Nasional (BN), won yesterday's general election.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has frequently spouted anti-gay rhetoric during the election campaign and before, keeps his position as leader of the country.

April 23, 2013

Muhyiddin Yassin warns of threat of 'LGBT movement' to Muslims, as the country prepares for a general election on 5 May

The Malaysian deputy prime minister has made his government's position on LGBT rights clear again at a meeting of Islamic agencies in Kuala Lumpur.

Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the education minister, said that Malaysian Muslims were facing two challenges - the LGBT movement and demands for more freedom within the religion, The Malaysian Insider reports.

April 23, 2013

Muhyiddin Yassin warns of threat of 'LGBT movement' to Muslims, as the country prepares for a general election on 5 May

The Malaysian deputy prime minister has made his government's position on LGBT rights clear again at a meeting of Islamic agencies in Kuala Lumpur.

Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the education minister, said that Malaysian Muslims were facing two challenges - the LGBT movement and demands for more freedom within the religion, The Malaysian Insider reports.

April 7, 2012

Malaysian officials stress there is no such thing as a ban of LGBT characters but look set to issue a guideline to advice against them

Malaysia has no plan to ban state media programmes featuring LGBTQ characters, but retains the right to select suitable content for the public, officials clarified yesterday (6 Apr).

April 5, 2012

In the latest example of state-sanctioned homophobia in Malaysia, the Deputy PM tells counselling conference to 'curb' LGBT 'spread'

The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia told a national counseling conference yesterday that the profession was needed to 'curb' the 'spread' of LGBT groups.