Well, LGBT community in Malaysia has been in the news for the past months starting from the major cancellation and banning of Seksualiti Merdeka, a queer festival held in Kuala Lumpur. More about Seksualiti Merdeka here and here.
Also its continuous presence in Malaysia’s politics here. In which unsurprisingly, or otherwise, in 2001, the then Prime Minister, Mohamad Mahatir claimed that there will be no male British ministers entering Malaysia with their male partners, coverage here.
Additionally, it is also a criminal offense to be gay, read it up more here.
There are a long list of happenings and government’s initiatives in regards to homosexuality in Malaysia, many which we have posted before. Especially in the times leading for the General Election, the extremely marginalised group has become a scapegoat in political acts. We will compile more news regarding this as we develop the list in this post.
*RAP’s posts on Queer History are expandable. There is so much we can find out hence if you have anything to add, please comment below or e-mail to us. Let the lists go on.