VOXPOP 'The key point is not to nitpick over the exact definition of gender. The key point is: No discrimination allowed.'
No constitutional protection for LGBTs in M'sia
Hwa Shi-Hsia: When you look at a document like the constitution which was written at a point in historical time but is used to guide our lives today, you have to look at its spirit as well as the letter.
The key point is not to nitpick over the exact definition of gender. The key point is: No discrimination allowed.
Snoopyjnr: Malaysia's constitution has its foundation in Islamic law, which does not sanction gay relationships, thus LBGTs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) are not accorded protection.
The only way is for LBGTs to migrate to countries like the United States where there are many who have departed from their bible roots and have accepted gay relationships as normal and legal in many states.
Giudice: All persons are equal before the law but protection against discrimination does not apply to sexual preferences?
Teh Chee Seng: I wonder if the federal constitution defines ‘gender'. Any gender studies scholar can tell you that current definition of gender is fluid and there is no fixed dichotomy between male and female.
Chandran Sukumaran: Does the government propose to banish all LGBTs since the law does not protect them?
JimmyKL: On the issue of the rights of LGBT, all political parties including Pakatan Rakyat have no clear position on the matter.
What are the official positions of PAS, PKR and DAP on this matter? Nil! Zilch! Nothing!
The only political party that officially supports the rights of LGBTs in Malaysia at this point of time, is PSM (Parti Sosialis Malaysia).
Odin: To my mind, the question is, did they (the LGBT's) choose to be what they are or has it all come naturally?
If one says that the former applies, is there an unassailable survey result to prove it? If there is such a report, and if one wants to be heartless, then one can penalise them.
In the absence of such a survey result, one only ought to, to be fair, assume that their psychological make-up comes naturally.
Next, if one looks at the issue from a religious point of view and assumes that God created humans, and as it is accepted that the deity does not make mistakes, then the LGBT's are as normal as straights and those who conform to the sex that they have been born as.
In any case, they are also humans, are they not? Ergo, if you believe in fairness, if you consider yourself of the advanced Homo sapiens species, then amend the Constitution to grant them protection from injustice.
You ought not to marginalise and penalise them for what they are as if they are pests.
Wira: Using BN's interpretation of our constitution, Clause 2 will allow them to discriminate citizens based on the latter's brain being not in sync with corruption.
Kelantan MB's haj-offer case 'can be reopened'
Tok Selapit: It's terrible how Umno-BN struggles to open old cases relating to Pakatan Rakyat leaders, because they are desperate for campaign material for GE13.
Meanwhile, all the big cases involving Umno-BN leaders are not touched because the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) cannot see any evidence, even though it is clear as day.
Lim Chong Leong: Kelantan MB Nik Aziz Nik Mat did not even accept the offer, yet Umno wants to reopen the case against Tok Guru.
Whereas the government grants RM250 million to a cow project that has been totally abused, and Umno says there is no need for action. And as for the RM500 million ‘support services' for Perimekar, Umno offers no comment.
Tekee This must be a Umno-MACC joint venture to take all the Pakatan leaders to court. Corrupt Umno fellows can walk freely or MACC will say they need time to study their cases.
Anonymous #63753867: Umno allegedly took RM40 million from a public-listed GLC (government-linked company) in 1999 without shareholders' approval. MACC might want to investigate that instead.
Chipmunk: Nazri, you are so pathetic that you had no other issues to bring out?
So why don't you being a smart-jack get MACC to open up the Scorpene submarine case, the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder, Muhyiddin Yassin's alleged corruption case in Johor, the various National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandals, and the attorney-general and ex-IGP's cases all at one go?
Not forgetting the Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud and the cunning Sabah CM, Musa Aman.
I am sure with your talent and fight for justice, you will be able to bring these matters to be heard in court. Go on, prove the rakyat that your mouth is where it belongs.
Wira: What about the assault case by your son and his bodyguards, Nazri? Shall we reopen that too?
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