Ensure Act 355 complies with human rights, Suhakam tells govt after anti-LGBT push

Modified 21 Jan 2021, 2:16 am

The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) is urging the government to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act (Act 355) to bring it in line with international human rights standards.

This is after a deputy minister revealed plans to amend the Act with harsher punishments for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, which Suhakam found disconcerting.

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