With the Malaysian government implementing stricter and harsher measures against people from the LGBTQ+ community. As of June 2021, according to the current Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a parliamentary written reply stated that 1733 Malaysians from the LBGTQ+ community have been sent to a rehabilitation camp run by Malaysia’s Islamic Development Department (JAKIM). The camp, known as the Mukhayyam programme, is aimed at changing the lifestyle and sexual orientation of the LGBTQ+ community. This camp also teaches them about religion, health, HIV and AIDS. Contrary to the popular belief of many Malaysians, this “initiative” is actually against various human rights policies on an international scale!
Well, in Malaysia it’s quite evident that double standards are at huge play here. When civilians are forced to adhere to ridiculous policies to feed the ego of politicians, relatives and children of popular personnel are not subject to the backlash from the government. While we chide the act of criticising people for their sexual orientation, wouldn’t it be much better if everyone was treated equally — revoking the laws against the LGBTQ+ community?
Recently, it was reported that the younger sister of a popular former television host, would be having her wedding reception at the end of this week, overseas. Albeit the unknown location, it is known that the individual got hitched to a foreign woman last year. When questioned whether the soul of her dead mom would be happy with her decision, the individual stated that even her mother was an open minded person and would definitely be happy for her as she still loves her.
This wedding reception would only be held depending on the quality of the internet over there but she has also promised that the photos and videos of the event would be uploaded in due time. For some background information, the older sister of the individual was a prominent host for a private television station back in the day, prior to her marriage to a VIP.
Nevertheless, we wish them all the best in their endeavours and hopefully, the individual, if deemed influential, would be able to advocate against the cruel laws imposed by the government towards the LGBTQ+ community in Malaysia.
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