Two Indonesian men walk into a cell prior to their trials at a shariah court in Banda Aceh on May 17, On March 28, unidentified vigilantes forcibly entered an apartment in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital, and took two men in their twenties to the police for allegedly having same-sex relations. A Sharia Islamic law court convicted them of sodomy on May
His comments are likely to spark further debate in the country where activists have voiced concern over the hostility towards LGBT groups both from within society and from the administration. Two women were caned this month for "attempting lesbian sex" in Terengganu, a conservative state in the east. Dr Mahathir denounced the punishment, saying it "did not reflect the justice or compassion of Islam".
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Malaysia is accused of cracking down on LGBT people in the country, as hopes that Mahathir's new government would be more inclusive have stuttered following a series of events that have dismayed the LGBT community and their allies.
We say, OK, leave them alone, but let's leave the law as it is for the time being, and let's have no gay parades. Royston Tan's astonishing personal portrait of a quartet of Singapore tattooed love-boys trying to survive their tiny nation's draconian approach to personal freedom joins Beautiful Boxer, Lan Yu, Macho Dancer and Farewell My Concubine as one of the truly unique portraits of queer life in today's Asia. The attractive DVD package from Picture This contains a deleted-scenes section with a heartbreaking personal confession, as well as trailers for both the Singapore and international editions of the film, demonstrating just how long we may have to wait for the first Singapore gay parade. Tan, a self-confessed "wild boy" himself a decade or so ago, shows us a dark side of Singapore and the psyches of frustrated schoolboys in his punkish feature, expanded from an earlier short film.
Instead of helping the drunk man, Low Chih Kin, 35, became aroused and decided to perform sexual acts on him. Two counts of molesting the man were taken into consideration for his sentencing. The victim cannot be named due to a court-imposed gag order.
In most Asian countries same-sex relations are illegal with varying degrees of tolerance, and we take a look at some. Written by Lamat R Hasan. Updated: September 10,
His comments are likely to spark further debate in the country, where activists have voiced concern over hostility - both from within society and from the administration - towards LGBT groups. Two women were caned this month for "attempting lesbian sex" in Terengganu, a conservative state in the east. Dr Mahathir denounced the punishment, saying it "did not reflect the justice or compassion of Islam".
Condemnation in Malaysia after officials in conservative Muslim state whip two women for having sex. Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted of attempting to have sex in a car were caned on Monday in a rare public whipping that was denounced by some politicians and rights groups. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers.