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Act 355 may be amended to provide for heavier punishments - Ahmad Marzuk

The government does not rule out the possibility of amending the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 or Act 355 to provide for heavier punishments on lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT).

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said the current sentence under the act, which provides for three-year imprisonment, a fine of RM5,000 and six strokes of the cane, was seen as not giving much effect on the group of people...

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