Many countries in the Southeast Asian region are incrementally shifting on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people’s rights:
Minster of Justice said publicly
that rights of same-sex married couples should be recognized.
Supreme Court has ruled
that an LGBT party had the right to participate in national elections.
Appeals Court ruled
that the constitutionality of Section 377A of its Penal Code needs to be examined because it discriminates against gay men.
has long been known as the place to go for gender reassignment surgery.
s Parliament will soon decide
whether to appoint the first openly gay man as commissioner on its National Human Rights Commission.
The Malaysian government however continues to stubbornly reject the rights of LGBT people. This position reverberates throughout state institutions, encouraging hostility, discrimination, and abuse by state and religious authorities.