Prominent lawyer-activist Siti Kasim says if the government does not check on religious extremism, Malaysia risks becoming like Indonesia which is cracking down on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. “This is the trend I see in Malaysia. And if our government does not clamp down on these power-crazy religious maniacs, our country will go down that road,” she told FMT. Siti’s comments come a week after West Java Police Chief Anton Charliyan said he would create a special task force to investigate LGBT activity in the province.
June 3 / FMT