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G25 challenges deputy minister's authority to instruct states on LGBT enforcement

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Modified 23 Jan 2021, 2:40 am

The G25 group has spoken out against the proposal by a PAS deputy minister to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Revised 1988) (Act 355) in Parliament to impose heavier sentences on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community if they engage in 'sinful behaviour'.

"The G25 joins the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) and other civil society groups in opposing the proposal," it said in a statement that opposed the proposal on both legal and compassionate grounds...

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