Jakim stand on LGBT community consistent, says Mohd Na’im


KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) has been consistent on its stand about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, says Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar. The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) told Dewan Rakyat about basic rights enshrined in the Federal Constitution, such as access to education, should not be denied. “What was mentioned by Tambun (Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) does not mean to accept the LGBT but in the context of human rights or the rights provided in the Federal Constitution should not be denied to them. “This is the stance that Jakim is taking,” he said during the Minister’s Question Time on Wednesday (Oct 18).

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