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January 4, 2014

Under the amended Syariah law, any man or woman in Pahang found “cross-dressing” could face a maximum of one year behind bars or be fined up to RM1,000, or both.

In what is seen as a sign of increasing Islamisation in a country that is officially a secular state with Islam as its official religion, the northern state of Pahang has introduced heavier penalties on "cross-dressers" under an amended Syariah law, according to local news reports.

December 21, 2012

The establishment of an LGBT friendly mosque in France has been condemned by authorities in Malaysia

One of Malaysia’s top politicians has warned Muslims to be wary about the spread of homosexuality following the establishment of an LGBT friendly mosque in France.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mashitah Ibrahim said homosexuality was a major transgression in Islam and what was being practiced in Europe should not be emulated in Malaysia.

April 15, 2012

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

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.