Health ministry denies 'gay prevention' contest is discriminatory

A flyer promotes the competition with the theme 'Value Yourself, Healthy Lifestyle Practice' , which the Health Ministry says is to enhance healthy lifestyle knowledge and practices in young Malaysians.

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) is defending its National Creative Video Competition on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, which has been slammed for being discriminatory against the LGBT community by international media speaking to gay and transgender activists in Malaysia

MoH also denies the initiative would encourage hatred and violence towards the minorities.

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