In Malaysia, gays, lesbians, transgender and transvestites are all considered scourge of society. Authorities in Malaysia who claim to be moralist do take serious measures to quell “immoral acts”, because to them, Malaysia is a moral country. Is it?
Malaysia also does not condone “SEXS LUAR TABII (unnatural sex)”…even a blow job would be considered unnatural sex, don’t talk about SODOMY as that too would land you in jail for up to 20 years like how Anwar Ibrahim who is now fighing so hard to stay out of jail for having had unnatural sex with a 25-year-old gay name Saiful. In fact this is the second time Anwar Ibrahim has been involved in a sex trial. He lost his post as deputy prime minister in 1998 after being charged with sodomising his family’s former driver Azizan and abusing his power to cover up his actions, both of which he denied. He was freed in 2004 after six years in prison when a court overturned the sodomy conviction.
Wonder why so many people in Malaysia are homophobic? What do they have against a man loving another man or a woman loving another woman? Is it not that Love is something that every person in this world feels or is capable of feeling? So what if that love happens to be directed at someone of the same gender? I don’t understand what so big deal about this.
Please, please don’t get it wrong, I, myself am straight, but I support Gay Rights. Why? Because I was raised to be accepting of people who were different from me. Not only that, I also have friends who are homosexual and I find them to be very nice people and I find them very creative and talented, true! Look at Elton John, such a great singer songwriter he is. Remember David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Boy George, Ricky Wilson, George Michael, Ricky Martin and so many more, our own Sudirmam Hj Arshad – all very talented people! In fact, I do have a relative who is a doctor but gay (boy! my relatives are going to hate me for saying this here).
Speaking of which, I do understand that some people were raised to be intolerant of difference, but that explanation only goes so far.
Is this all merely an outward reaction to the insecurity (conscious OR subconscious) in one’s own sexuality? Or is there something else to it?
Now, I’m gonna be honest here because I’m sure someone from my church out there is gonna read this and start throwing bible passages at my face and condemn me for not being religious and for haven’t taken the time to read the bible.
Jokes aside, anyway below please find a video of “Ahmad” a Malaysian, living in Kuala Lumpur, who shares his struggles of being gay in Malaysia.