These state-sponsored activities are harmful by design as they employ rehabilitation and conversion practices which aim to curb and suppress the actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression of LGBT persons. They also encourage others to intervene in the private and public lives of LGBT persons.
“By adopting conservative views of morality and excessive punishments, Brunei essentially legitimizes violence. The law and its enforcement will encourage extremist and fundamentalist groups in the region to continue sowing fear, social discord and violence.”
By PANG KHEE TEIK. “Brunei’s Sharia Penal Code is designed to silence dissent, the first line of resistance against all forms of oppression. These laws push everyone further back into the closet of citizenship.”
By NATASHA GIDEON. “A picture surfaced: my mother, at the top of her lungs, shouting for change so loudly that I could hear her through the picture.”
“I reached out to my friends, some of whom were there marching and some of whom weren’t. I’m thankful for people in my life who were truly proud of me for marching with them and on their behalf.”
“The government’s response to target the organisers and marginalised women for exercising their right to assembly and expression in the month of International Women’s Day is not only ironic but also oppressive and regressive.”
The Malaysian government likes to accuse LGBT activists of promoting LGBT activities, even when they don’t know what that means, so Pang Khee Teik decided to show everyone how to promote LGBT activities properly.
Pada bulan November 2018 ini, seluruh dunia akan memberi tumpuan kepada rekod hak asasi manusia di Malaysia.
By FARIS SAAD. “Millions of ringgit have been wasted on apps, activities and plans designed around a gross misunderstanding of who we are.”
Oleh JUSTICE FOR SISTERS. “Kes sebatan dua orang wanita di Terengganu pada 3hb September merupakan satu titik hitam yang traumatik bagi rakyat Malaysia, terutamanya individu LGBT dan golongan wanita.”
Oleh TAKE BACK THE TECH. “Struktur sosial, yang menekan golongan perempuan dan individu LGBTIQ terutamanya, telah membentuk pemikiran kita untuk menerima keganasan sebagai satu norma…”
Statement by Justice for Sisters, LGBT groups and individuals in Malaysia. “There is no justification for the deliberate humiliation, harm and degradation that took place in the Terengganu Court today.”
Statement by LGBT individuals & groups. “I wish Malaysia would stop teaching lessons of hate and division. We should teach lessons of love, respect and equality instead.”