Govt to go ahead with tougher laws against LGBT

KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is set to go ahead and impose heavier punishments against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by increasing the sentencing limits in the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).

Despite outcry from rights groups and the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) earlier this year, religious affairs minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said Putrajaya will continue with the amendments to Act 355 as LGBT culture is not just against Islamic law but even human nature.

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