Jakim disagrees with discriminating, bullying LGBT community

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Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) today stressed that it has never agreed with any form of discrimination or bullying made against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Jakim director-general Othman Mustapha in a statement posted on his Facebook page today said that acts such as labelling, condemning, insulting and demeaning the community can be considered extreme.

"Such acts go against the spirit of community which prioritises the approach to advising, instead."

He, however, said that immoral activities and acts which go against nature does not change according to a person's tastes, neither do they change with the passage of time.

Othman nevertheless stressed that Jakim tries to be objective by not being prejudicial or judging of the community.

In fact, anyone from the community "who wants to improve his or her life" are welcomed to join any of Jakim's programmes, he said...

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