Tag Archives: Malaysia

Malaysia Jails First Person Under Fake News Law

NPR reports: A Danish citizen in Malaysia has pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing fake news by posting a YouTube video critical of police, making him the first person punished under the country’s new, controversial Anti-Fake News Act. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, is a citizen of Denmark. He posted on YouTube on April 21, after a Palestinian lecturer was shot ...

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MALAYSIA: University Holds Ex-Gay Poster Contest

The New Strait Times reports: A contest at a leading Malaysian university seeking ideas to “convert” gay students sparked anger Wednesday, with activists warning it could drive people in the Muslim-majority country to suicide. It was the latest example of what rights groups say is growing intolerance towards Malaysia’s gay community as religious fundamentalism increases, eroding the multi-ethnic country’s traditionally ...

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MALAYSIA: Health Ministry Launches Video Contest On How Young People Can Best Prevent Homosexuality

The BBC reports: The Malaysian government is encouraging young people to make videos about “preventing” homosexuality by offering cash prizes. A competition launched on the health ministry’s website offers up to $1,000 (£780) for the best videos tackling “gender confusion”. The entries should explore prevention and control; issues and consequences; and how to get help, said the site. It is ...

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MALAYSIA: Disney Pulls Beauty And The Beast Entirely Rather Than Bow To Censors Over “Gay Moment”

Fortune reports: Walt Disney has decided that it will simply pull its latest movie Beauty and the Beast from Malaysian distribution rather than allow the film’s so-called “gay moment” to be censored. Contradicting earlier reports that the musical, starring Emma Watson, had already been censored, Disney told Bloomberg via email that “the film has not been and will not be ...

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MALAYSIA: Government Backs Ex-Gay Torture [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Malaysia’s Government has endorsed gay conversion therapy after federal authorities claimed sexual orientation can be changed with extensive training. A video produced by the country’s family, social and development department explains how Muslims can change their approach to the LGBT community so that it does not promote hate against a minority, but the video has sparked anger ...

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Because The Others ARE IN HELL

(Via Christian Nightmares)

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Wreckage From AirAsia Flight Found

Via the Los Angeles Times: Searchers recovered bodies from the Java Sea on Tuesday and found what officials said wreckage from Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 as the three-day mystery over the plane’s whereabouts reached a heartbreaking resolution for the families of 162 people aboard. “I am absolutely devastated,” Tony Fernandes, AirAsia’s chief executive, said in a statement. “This is a ...

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Another Airliner Is Missing

Via USA Today: The fate of an AirAsia Indonesia jet that disappeared Sunday over the Java Sea with 162 people aboard remained a mystery more than 16 hours after it disappeared in violent weather, authorities said.Flight QZ8501 was bound for Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia, when it lost contact with air traffic control at about 7:24 a.m. (6:24 p.m. ET on ...

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MALAYSIA: Big Win For Trans Rights

Three Malaysian transgender women have won a landmark civil rights case. Via Agence France-Presse: A three-judge appeals court panel ruled that a state provision that bars Muslim men from dressing as women was unconstitutional, saying it “deprives the appellants of the right to live with dignity”. “It has the effect of denying the appellants and other sufferers of GID (gender ...

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MALAYSIA: Two Women Arrested Under Sharia Law Forbidding Homosexuality

Two Malaysian women were arrested this week and charged under Sharia Law of being lesbians.  J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: Reports by the Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian suggest the two women were swept up in a broad morality raid launched around the Southeast Asian country’s annual celebration of its independence from Great Britain. The police had gone to what ...

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Obama Speaks About Airliner Attack

This afternoon President Obama held a press conference on the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner. Here’s an excerpt of his statement via a transcript provided by the White House: Here’s what we know so far. Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by Russian-backed separatists ...

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REPORT: Airliner Shot Down Over Ukraine

Story developing…

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TRAILER: The Vanishing Act

Via the Associated Press: The director of a movie based on the Malaysian Airlines plane disappearance is apologizing for a trailer that suggests a love triangle among members of its crew. Rupesh Paul announced “The Vanishing Act” at the Cannes Film Festival. A brief trailer for the film, which has not yet been cast, shows two crew members kissing as ...

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Malaysian Prime Minister Tells Families That All Lives Were Lost In Airline Disaster

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Possible Breakthrough On Missing Airliner

USA Today reports: Authorities in Australia are investigating two objects in the Indian Ocean spotted by satellite imagery that may be related to the missing Malaysian airliner, in what is being described as the most credible lead in the hunt for the plane that vanished nearly two weeks ago with 239 passengers and crew aboard. A Norwegian ship was the ...

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CNN: Missing Plane Was Far Off Course

CNN has a breaking report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was hundreds of miles off course, traveling in the opposite direction from its original destination and had stopped sending identifying transponder codes before it disappeared, a senior Malaysian Air Force official told CNN Tuesday. If correct, these are ominous signs that could call into question whether someone in the cockpit might ...

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New Developments In Airliner Case

Via New York Daily News: Two men who used stolen travel documents to board the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday were caught by surveillance cameras and were not Asian in appearance, a Malaysian official said Monday, conflicting earlier reports about what the pair looked like. “We confirmed now they are not Asian-looking males,” Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation chief, ...

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Search Continues For Malaysian Airliner

Debris from the aircraft may have been found. Vietnamese aircraft spotted what they suspected was one of the doors belonging to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Sunday, as troubling questions emerged about how two passengers managed to board the Boeing 777 using stolen passports. The discovery comes as officials consider the possibility that the plane disintegrated mid-flight, a ...

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Malaysia Warning: How To Spot Gays

The Malaysian government has issued a guide for parents on the warning signs that their children might have the gay. The Ministry of Education in Malaysia has endorsed guidelines to help parents tell if their children are gay or lesbian. Malaysiakini reports that the list of ‘symptoms’ for gay men includes stereotypes such as: ‘Have a muscular body and like ...

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Drunk On Jeebus

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