TTF: According to The Malaysian Insight, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s scandal riddled daughter, Marina Mahathir, hit out at Mujahid (read news item below on what Mujahid said) and Wan Saiful Wan Jan for condemning the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community who took part in the Women’s Day march yesterday.
According to the report, Marina slammed the duo for only focusing on one matter despite many other demands made during the rally.
But as usual, she missed the point.
Though I’m not exactly a Mujahid fan – what with all his lies, spins and manipulations regarding Tabung Haji in his undying bid help the DAP rob Malay-Muslim assets – he was right on the dot insofar as his remarks towards the LGBT march go.
Marina should note, that it doesn’t matter what the demands are or points raised by the LGBT rally-goers constituted, as the crux of the issue isn’t really what they want, but how they chose to address it.
The group organiser should understand, that Islam is the religion of the Federation and that the Muslim majority completely rejects the LGBT way of life.
He (or she) should take into consideration the feelings of the Muslim majority and ask if all avenues of communication, deliberation and (or) negotiation with government agencies and (or) the relevant authorities were exhausted to a point that justified their public display of ‘displeasure’.
Marina has always portrayed herself to be an advocate of a “New Malaysia” where the rights of each and every interest group, race and religion are respected and advocated.
Does that respect and advocation entail the rights of non-Muslims to now discriminate against the Muslims by disregarding their sensitivities through such activities?
KUALA LUMPUR: The government remains strongly against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) lifestyle, which will never be allowed in the country.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the government does not recognise the lifestyle as lawful, Bernama reported.
Mujahid was responding to reports that a rally held in conjunction with International Women’s Day along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here yesterday was infiltrated by supporters of the LGBT community.
“I am shocked by the actions of a handful of people (on Saturday) who abused the democratic space to defend practices that are against Islamic teachings.
“(We cannot) recognise something that is against the law. In fact, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also reaffirmed the government’s stand on this issue,” he said in a statement here, last night.
The rally on Saturday, which was held to call for greater women’s rights, was joined by several non-governmental organisations, including the Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), Sisters in Islam (SIS) and members of the LGBT community.
Among other issues, rally-goers demanded gender equality and an end to violence based on gender and sexual orientation.
Mujahid said that protest organisers had not obtained permission from the police; and that he leaves it to the Home Ministry to take firm action against them.
Meanwhile, Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharuddin Abdullah said they plan to call up organisers of the demonstration to assist in an investigation under Section 9 of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
He added that a notice on the rally was submitted to the police in less than the 10 days required, which precluded the demonstration from obtaining a police permit.