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State-run TV in Malaysia to ‘ban’ programmes featuring gay characters

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  1. Disgusting!! But you know what, you can hide us and pretend we don’t exist, but we will rise up and MAKE you see us. Remember stonewall! You keep pushing untill we push back!!! Strength to my lgbt brothers and sisters in Malaysia xxx

  2. Things are moving in a worrying and unpleasant direction in Malaysia.

  3. My Malay other half informs me that there’s an election due soon in Malaysia and homophobic policies are a calculated rabble rouser in the runup to Malay elections to garner votes from reactionary bigots.
    Much like the Republicans use it to mobilise bigots in the states.

  4. jamestoronto 6 Apr 2012, 12:05pm

    Can they buy their heads any deeper?

  5. Those who believe that people are “influenced” by seeing LGBT people tend to believe that because their own sexuality is highly mutable and they project that on to others. If they would just get over themselves and come out of the damned closet, this nonsense would go away.

  6. malaysia is a sick muslim country
    they have positive national advantages for muslim Malays only . it is real sick society .we should not spend our money there or buy malay goods , make them think gay

    1. I have owned three Malaysian cars in the past and will definitely not consider buying another while the Malaysian government indulges in this type of homophobia. As it happens, Malaysian cars are very reliable but somewhat dull, and are badge-engineered versions of discontinued Japanese models, leading to them being considered an “old man’s car” in the UK. They sell well in Malaysia but only because the country imposes a hefty import duty on cars.

      1. GingerlyColors 7 Apr 2012, 6:11am

        Protons perhaps? I am thinking about buying a different make and model next time – keeping them Protons on the road is costing me a fortune! By the way, I am not an old man, I am 45!

  7. Imagine the global outcry if the word gay was replaced with the name of any other identifiable group: women, person of colour, a particular religious group …

  8. Patrick Lyster-Todd 6 Apr 2012, 1:36pm

    Do I hear tones of Orwell’s 1984 here? Malaysians must be so proud of their democracry …

  9. Har Davids 6 Apr 2012, 1:51pm

    I had no idea that gays had so much influence in the world. Is there some kind of “Protocols Of The Elders Of Gaydonia” we’re not aware of? People who’re constantly bringing up LGTB’s as their pet scapegoat must have some secret they need to hide from the rest of the world, like being colossal arse-holes.

  10. I predicted on PN only yesterday that there would be more anti-gay measures in the run-up to Malaysia’s general election.

    I didn’t expect to be proven right so soon.

  11. Here we go again, the solution is to hide and keep from sight LGBT people. So how well has that been working out for the last thousand or so years? Well I will tell you, it does not work and never will. You can not hide the truth because it will always come out no matter what. Take how the American Christian government scientist who invented HIV/AIDS virus to kill off gays and blacks, not working so well is it. You see more gays, LGBT people than ever being born and growing up and changing the world than ever before, even with all the Christian hate and bashing and bullying going on. We’re here, we’re queer, get use to it. It ain’t going away no matter what evil you do. So LGBT people and their family and allies need to fight back using every and anything they can to stop the mad men who want to destroy them before they destroy everybody in their insane plots to destroy gays.

  12. GingerlyColors 7 Apr 2012, 6:16am

    Nowadays I see more LGBT people in everyday shows. People who mention their same-sex relationships in the same manner as people have always talked about opposite sex partners. We are no longer restricted to specialist programmes shown late at night on Channel 4. People like us are everywhere and programme makers now acknowledge that. If Malaysia does not want to show LGBT characters on their television then they will ahve to stop buying our television programmes full stop. Join the modern world, Malaysia.

  13. Singapore Sam 7 Apr 2012, 11:30am

    This is nothing new in neighbouring Singapore.

  14. WTF… Seriously the most juvenile act ever. Yup ban everything except for Corruption, Discrimination etc… Once again, we have become the laughing stork of the world… Thank you ignorant politicians….

  15. Ah Malaysia, keep up the good work. Keep destroying any credibility you might have as a nation.

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