Malaysia | Rights groups urge Malaysia to stop caning of gay women

Rights groups urge Malaysia to stop caning of gay women

Major international groups have called on the new Harapan government to drop the prosecution of two women convicted of having a lesbian relationship by a sharia court in Terengganu state

August 29, 2018 2:17 PM (UTC+8)
Traffic lights in Vienna show female same-sex couples. While the Austrian capital was keen to promote tolerance, Muslim majority states in Southeast Asia struggle with the issue of same-sex relations. Photo: AFP / Dieter Nagl
Traffic lights in Vienna show female same-sex couples. While the Austrian capital was keen to promote tolerance, Muslim majority states in Southeast Asia struggle with the issue of same-sex relations. Photo: AFP / Dieter Nagl
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