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Fight for LGBT Rights in Malaysia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection, gayrights, Malaysia )

Cher Away
- 1037 days ago - forcechange.com
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights are simply not recognized in Malaysia. The nation retains its colonial era penal code criminalizing sodomy and oral sex. Social attitudes towards the LGBT community are also shaped by Islam,



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Carol H. (229)
Monday October 17, 2011, 11:27 am
signed and noted, thanks Cher
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Monday October 17, 2011, 11:57 am
Signed
Thanks Cher
 

Jerry B. (120)
Monday October 17, 2011, 12:05 pm
Signed and Noted thanks Cher!
 

Sanja T. (154)
Monday October 17, 2011, 1:00 pm
noted... and signed
 

. (0)
Monday October 17, 2011, 1:06 pm
S7N
 

pam w. (191)
Monday October 17, 2011, 2:59 pm
Signed...although I've no hope whatsoever that this will have any influence in a THEOCRACY.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 17, 2011, 3:28 pm
S, n.
 

Regina P. (79)
Monday October 17, 2011, 3:31 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Monday October 17, 2011, 11:23 pm
~Done
 

Ira M. (211)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 4:52 am
Signed and noted. Thank you!
 

Claire Sayers (26)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6:13 am
signed and noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:10 am
Signed and noted.
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 9:09 am
Action taken.
 

Michela m. (3864)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 9:39 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks, Hugs!! Ciao!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 10:51 am
Signed.
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 1:51 pm
Signed!!
 

Shirley H. (49)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 2:18 pm
Signed and posted on Facebook.
Shirley H.
 

Jane H. (133)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 2:25 pm
noted and signed. TY
 

Ron Avila (20)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 2:27 pm
Signed
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 4:21 pm
Adult consensual sex in reasonable privacy should NEVER be considered a crime. Homophobia should be considered sinful and homophobic violence should be prosecuted as a capital felony. Islam should be forbidden from interfering with legitimate government; no single faith can legitimately function as a government, only as a faith. So-called sodomy laws should either be completely stricken or altered to only apply to rape as a secondary offence. Signed and noted. Malaysia should abandon the past sinful frauds and accept their citizens regardless of their private adult-consensual sex lives.
 

Stephen Hill (647)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6:08 pm
Thank you Cher for sharing! Noted
 

Linda B. (71)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6:42 pm
Action taken.
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 6:45 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher! Get the government into the Boardroom and out of our Bedrooms!
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:39 pm
signed!
 

Vivien Green (150)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 7:49 pm
Noted, signed and shared on FB. Thank you cher.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 9:56 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cher
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 10:56 pm
Gays dont harm people and animals - they have their private choice. Worry about the rapists and murderers and the corrupt leaders.
 

Caroline Vimla (16)
Tuesday October 18, 2011, 10:56 pm
i am a Malaysian and no way will I ever support this. Keep your westernized views to yourself. We do not need international support for this when there are many more other crucial issues to deal with.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 2:35 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:23 am
But Caroline, do they (LGBT) do any harm to your beloved country? And they certainly can't do much to alter their sexual orientations, thus criminalizing them doesn't do amy good.
 

Dan(iel)) M. (24)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:27 am
Noted & Signed !!!!!
 

Naoko I. (262)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:29 am
Noted and gladly signed.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 5:30 am
Noted and gladly signed.
 

Yvonne F. (166)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:13 am
Signed! Thanks for posting.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 7:30 am
Signed, noted & posted to FB.
When will people learn that we are all the same in Gods eyes? We are ALL his children. And when we learn to accept each other the way we are, the better off we will be.
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 8:18 am
Signed.
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 11:54 am
I dream all the time about a peaceful world. I sure hope it'll happen in my lifetime! Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Marena Chen (200)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 1:33 pm
Caroline...I agree with you 100%...we don't want this sort of thing in OUR country...we all know it exists here...but as long as they keep it to themselves and not flaunted it...NOBODY is "going after them" or harm them... These people commenting here know absolutely NOTHING about our country and it's laws...except for some snippets they might read in the newspapers...I strongly suggest that you people mind your own business and not try to impose YOUR mores and values on a sovereign country....
 

Caroline Vimla (16)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 4:13 pm
Naoko@I have nothing against them. They are still fellow Malaysians and above all, humans, who deserve respect. They are free to observe the kind of life they want so long they do not demand a law to 'legalise' anything.
My friend is a manager with a well-known telco company in Malaysia and she told me how during the interview and subsequently during the training for customer service , the applicants are asked to be honest with their sexual orientation so that there is better understanding and acceptance of each other. They are not discriminated at all, in fact, she told me most of those in the customer service are LGBT.
Marena@ Thanks for your comment. I agree with you.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Wednesday October 19, 2011, 6:22 pm
Marena and Caloline, I appreciate your comments, and do hope it is just like you two says in your country. Those who're supporting this petition are not trying to impose "our" or "their" values or morals. (In any way, it is not a "westernised" view, as LGBT have been more or less accepted in Japan)
As you say, sexual orientations and behaviours are strictly private matters and I don't think there are many people who want to "go after" someone's private life.
But at the same time, if there's a law criminalizing or prohibiting some sexual behaviours, the law can be used to harrass some people. And what is the use of such laws if people in Malaysia really respect LGBTs and don't mind them doing what they like?
 

Marena Chen (200)
Friday October 21, 2011, 9:27 am
@ Naoko I...It is exactly like Caroline and I have stated...however, I wouldn't go as far as saying that we "respect them"... we just don't care what they do, as long as they don't bother us...However, we have laws and they are there now and will always remain...no one is harassing homosexuals and the law is only enforced if someone lodges an official complaint with the authorities...(uninvited sodomy, for instance) and you can believe me that complaints do come to the attention of the authorities and HAVE to be investigated and dealt with via prosecution... we don't really have gay-bashing or hate-crimes against them as such...there have been a few murders (mainly in Penang) but that was homosexuals attacking (and killing) other homosexuals...usually they are jealousy cases...Now, I would like to give you all some friendly advice: Bringing up this issue - and via a Petition to boot - is doing more harm then good to these people...and can actually lead to crack-downs on them by the authorities - because they will get their "heckles up" in the face of "outsider interference" in domestic issues...By the way, have any Malaysian homosexuals complained to you or the petition sponsor...???I think NOT...
 
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