PM urged to take stand on LGBT as ‘Pride’ products enter Muslim Malaysia

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06/03/2023

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been urged to explain the government’s stand on the LGBT movement, as multinational companies introduce products based on lifestyles considered taboo in Muslim-majority countries such as Malaysia and in the wake of raids by the home ministry and the confiscation of rainbow-coloured watches from the Pride collection of popular Swiss watchmaker Swatch. While many Muslims on social media appeared supportive of the move, some had also asked how products linked to the LGBT or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement had entered the country to begin with. Syed Ahmad Israa’ Syed Ibrahim, the CEO of independent think tank Iris Institute, said Anwar should explain the country’s stance to curb the spread of deviant beliefs.

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