In new Malaysia, Islamic scholar urges openness on LGBT issues


Asila Jalil

Ahmad Farouk Musa at the says it is high time open discussions on sexual minorities in the country be allowed in the public sphere, especially with the change in government. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, July 22, 2018.

ISSUES surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Malaysia will be the “litmus test” of how open and liberal the new Pakatan Harapan government truly is, said an Islamic scholar.

Ahmad Farouk Musa, who heads the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), said at a forum today that it was high time that open discussions on sexual minorities in the country be allowed in the public sphere, especially with the change in government.


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