• News
  • Entertaiment

Malaysian newspaper criticized for publishing biased traits of LGBT individuals

Malaysian newspaper criticized for publishing biased traits of LGBT individuals

"That's what you're going to do, and if that's what you're happy doing because you want less gay people in this country, good job to you".

It's nearly incredible. the paper published a guide on how to spot gays and lesbians. It suggested people concerned about gay people should look out for people who "adopt" others as their brothers or sisters, and said gay men's "eye's light up" when a handsome man is around.

And if you're anxious about likely lesbians, make sure to keep an eye out for women "that tend to hug each other, hold hands, and belittle men". The Sinar Harian article was accompanied by an interview with Hanafiah Malik, a preacher who warned homosexuality was on the increase in Malaysia and said there was an urgent need to stop the trend.

The movie flap came years after Malaysian censors revised restrictions on religious and sexual content in movies but, the AP said, still promoted a negative view of LGBT people.

Also last year, an 18-year-old student was beaten and burned to death by classmates who labeled him a "pondan", or gay man, according to the Irish Times.

Movie chains in the country, for example, halted the release of "Beauty and the Beast" because of a "gay moment" in the film, The Associated Press reported.

The article in Sinar Harian featured bullet points of supposedly distinctive qualities that revealed LGBT people.

Commenting on the article by the newspaper, Arwind Kumar, a YouTube star and activist, said, "I'm not sure who wrote this article, but to you, my dear friend, don't try to be God". A few months later, a 27-year-old transgender woman was stabbed and shot inside her florist shop. "There are much more important issues in this country that need to be addressed".

A Malaysian health ministry youth video competition also called for entries on the topic of the prevention and consequences of being gay, lesbian or transgender. How the hell does a gay person endanger your life?'

The official religion of Malaysia is Islam.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Russian mercenaries killed by USA  troops in Syria gun battle

    Russian mercenaries killed by USA troops in Syria gun battle

    Russian liberal presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky was one of many voices urging the Kremlin to come clean on the affair. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis played down the incident, saying: "This could just be a local couple of guys doing something".
    Champions League: Harry Kane lauds Tottenham for showing character

    Champions League: Harry Kane lauds Tottenham for showing character

    Seven years ago, Harry Redknapp's side found themselves a goal down with 10 men after 15 minutes at the Bernabeu. His opposite number Massimiliano Allegri said his side had been taken aback by Tottenham's riposte.
    Eating slower could help prevent obesity, researchers say

    Eating slower could help prevent obesity, researchers say

    Pauses targeted at lessening the eating speed may prove effective in preventing obesity and reducing the linked health risks. Their weight was assessed using their body mass index ( BMI ) score and their waist circumference was also measured.
  • Southwest Resumes Chicago Flights After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

    Southwest Resumes Chicago Flights After De-Icing Fluid Shortage

    While a supply of the de-icing liquid arrived early Monday, a "handful of flights" may still be canceled, she said . Orange County fire officials said the decision to evacuate the aircraft was made out of an abundance of caution.
    Valentine's Day is also Ash Wednesday

    Valentine's Day is also Ash Wednesday

    I would go to school and see people with crosses on their foreheads which opened up conversations about our shared faith. Along with fasting from food, he says it can include fasting from personal habits such as being judgmental or racist.
    New Horizons' Recently Captured Image Breaks Voyager 1's 27-Year Record

    New Horizons' Recently Captured Image Breaks Voyager 1's 27-Year Record

    The space probe was even farther from home than NASA's Voyager 1 when it captured the famous "Pale Blue Dot" image of Earth . Now the unit is on its way to its new goal , the double asteroid 2014 MU69 to which he will arrive in January 2019.
  • Mourners bid farewell to Pakistan's human rights icon Asma Jahangir

    Mourners bid farewell to Pakistan's human rights icon Asma Jahangir

    As a woman-led organisation, we are indebted to the path that Asma paved for us through Pakistan's first women-run law firm, AGHS. She was the first woman lawyer in Pakistan to have been granted the status of senior advocate by the Supreme Court.
    Google Found a Way to Bring Smart Replies to All Messaging Apps

    Google Found a Way to Bring Smart Replies to All Messaging Apps

    Last month, Google announced the addition of Smart Reply within Messages for those users on its mobile phone service, Project Fi . AI systems rely on artificial neural networks (ANNs), which try to simulate the way the brain works in order to learn.
    Decision on Honda Classic depends on soreness, says Tiger Woods

    Decision on Honda Classic depends on soreness, says Tiger Woods

    During that time away, when even Woods wasn't sure about his future in golf, he became more accessible to players. The PGA Tour heads to the Riviera Country Club in California this weekend for the Genesis Open .
  • Trump Administration Budget Aims Lunar Exploration

    Trump Administration Budget Aims Lunar Exploration

    The White House considered asking for $19.6 billion overall for NASA , 2.6% more than in the current fiscal year. The government has cited higher priorities at the US space agency for backing the cancellation.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sampling started

    Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem sampling started

    That's a lot of jargon, but here's the key takeaway: the X24 can sustain high peak download speeds even on congested networks. In the uplink, the Snapdragon X24 LTE supports Category 20 upload speeds with 3×20 MHz CA and up to 256-QAM.
    Denmark's Prince Henrik dies in his sleep, just hours after coming home

    Denmark's Prince Henrik dies in his sleep, just hours after coming home

    Tasmanian-born Princess Mary and her husband, Prince Frederik, are reeling after the death of Denmark's Prince Henrik. The French-born prince had been hospitalized following an illness that began during a private trip to Egypt.
  • Indian police arrest most-wanted terrorist from Nepal border

    Indian police arrest most-wanted terrorist from Nepal border

    Delhi Police claimed at least 165 people were killed and 535 injured in blasts in which Junaid was suspected to be involved. In three years, from 2014 till 2017, he met many IM sympathisers and in 2017, he started coming to India, police said.
    Everyone Went to Ellen DeGeneres' Star-Studded 60th Birthday Party

    Everyone Went to Ellen DeGeneres' Star-Studded 60th Birthday Party

    It was also during this hot party that Schumer made her ongoing relationship with chef Chris Fischer public knowledge. On Tuesday, DeGeneres joked about the big party on her show, calling Oprah out in the process.
    Retail inflation eases marginally to 5.07% in January

    Retail inflation eases marginally to 5.07% in January

    Inflation in January rose by more than economists had forecast, a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed on Wednesday. This prompted markets to price in as much as a 70% chance of a quarter-point rise in interest rates by May.
  • Ravens-Bears to meet in Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 2

    Ravens-Bears to meet in Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 2

    The early exhibition game means the Bears potentially could report to training camp July 18 and begin practicing July 19. He was selected All-Pro five times, voted to eight Pro Bowls and named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
    BJP releases vision document for upcoming Tripura Assembly Polls

    BJP releases vision document for upcoming Tripura Assembly Polls

    He claimed his party would win the February 18 poll defeating all counteracts and violent means adopted by the Left. He said that the elections were important for the entire country and BJP.
    Iceland's bitcoin mines 'could pinch all the power'

    Iceland's bitcoin mines 'could pinch all the power'

    "If all these projects are realised, we won't have enough energy for it", Sigurbergsson tells the BBC . By contrast, he estimated that Iceland's homes use around 700 gigawatt hours every year.

Breaking News



Recommended

Iraq seeks Dollars 88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister

Large parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, are still in ruins, more than six months after it was retaken by the government. It will cost nearly $90bn (£65.1bn) to rebuild war-torn Iraq after three years of bitter fighting with Islamic State (Isis).

Bowman Nabs Daytona Pole

Earnhardt tweeted congratulations to his replacement, who also won a Cup pole while filling in for Earnhardt in 2016. Denny Hamlin will join Bowman on the front row after reaching 195.092 miles per hour during his qualifying run.

Trump budget cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative provoke Congressional outrage

For third time since his inauguration Donald Trump has put the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in his budgetary crosshairs. People across MI spoke out and took action previous year to stop these cuts, and I know they'll do so again".

Falling trees and downed power poles hinder Tonga's Gita relief effort

Gita had pummelled Samoa and American Samoa, about 900km to the northeast, over the weekend, flooding the Samoan capital, Apia. The Tongan government declared a state of emergency on Monday, Feb. 12 and advised the public to stay off the roads.

Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel and Pixel 2 devices in 2017

As hinted above, Google could have more success in attracting consumers by expanding the availability of the Pixel line. Additionally, in 2017, the company provided discounts on the smartphones and also launched the new and smartphones.

China urges USA to exercise restraint on steel trade actions

Last month , the Trump administration imposed a 30 percent tariff on solar panels and large washing machines. Trump nonetheless mentioned it again in Tuesday's meeting.

Mercedes Maybach S-class facelift revealed

The two twin scroll turbos are mounted within the "V" of the engine block which, among other things, helps minimize turbo lag. Now, though, the brand has announced a successor to the previous G's most ridiculous incarnation - the brutish AMG G 63.

THQ Nordic Buys Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island Owner, Koch Media

THQ Nordic's purchase will bring in house all of Koch Media's studios, intellectual properties, and licenses. The original THQ as we knew it declared bankruptcy and liquidated pretty much all its assets in 2013.

PSG's Unai Emery focuses on Real Madrid a year after painful exit

Neymar has starred for PSG this season, scoring 28 goals in 27 games in all competitions following his arrival from Barcelona . Los Blancos have had a miserable campaign in La Liga , now sitting in fourth place and 17 points behind leaders Barcelona .

I gave $130000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, says Trump lawyer

She also made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's show after Trump's state of the union address last month . The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Tuesday night.