While the case was won in the Court of Appeal, the Federal Court later repealed the decision in October of
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However, the Government has attempted to prevent these events from happening since After the caning captured headlines worldwide, Mahathir said his cabinet had determined that the punishment meted out was harsh, considering the two women were first-time offenders. Inthe Film Censorship Board of Malaysia announced it would only allow depiction of homosexual characters as long as the characters "repent" or die. This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat Retrieved 6 January
The publicity of the event featured videos of several Malaysian citizens proclaiming their queer identity, calling for the equality of LGBT rights. Views Read Edit View history. Since the first official case of AIDS appeared in the nation inthe government has been under more pressure to promote education and prevention campaigns as some experts have suggested that the number of Malaysians infected with HIV could go as high asby the year The groups involved in Seksualiti Merdeka have also on their own advocated for the rights of LGBT within the framework of human rights advocacy. After his release, Anwar stated that he was innocent and the allegations were part of a government conspiracy to end his political career. Retrieved 22 November Inthe Religious Affairs Minister of the state of Selangor praised the Islamic Badar vigilante groups who had organised in to assist in the arrest of 7, for engaging in "unIslamic" activities such as homosexuality.