Malaysia seeks gay tourists, but targets its gay citizens


Malaysia’s tourism industry wants the country to keep attracting the money of gay and lesbian tourists, even though Malaysia keeps cracking down on its LGBT citizens. The country even has an anti-homosexuality law under which it imprisoned an opposition leader for four years. That puts Malaysian tourism promoters in a difficult position, which they don’t always handle well. The prime example is Malaysia Tourism Minister Datuk Mohammadin bin Ketapi, who said “I don’t think we have anything like that [gays] in our country.” Deutsche Welle reported on that blunder, which Mohammadin made earlier this month during a Malaysian promotional event at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism fair.

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