Private matters should remain private, LGBT or otherwise

Opinion  |  Fa Abdul
Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail recently sparked criticism when she said that it was "haram" for Muslims to support the LGBT community.

She stressed that as a Muslim, she does not condone the community.

However, Wan Azizah, who is also the Minister of Women and Family Development, had earlier said that the LGBT community has the right to exist in Malaysia if they keep their "practice" behind closed doors, without "glamorising" their private lives.

She reminded the LGBT minorities to respect the fact that the official religion of Malaysia is Islam.

Following the criticism, her dearest husband, PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim came to her aid, calling Wan Azizah an intelligent leader and supporting the statement issued by his beloved wife.

“It is what you perform or you display publicly which is against the norms of the majority of Malaysians,” he said stressing that there was no contradiction between both their views on matters pertaining LGBT....

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