Anwar says no to same-sex marriage

Anwar speaks at a mosque in Pasir Panjang, Port Dickson. (Bernama pic)

PORT DICKSON: PKR’s Anwar Ibrahim said he was against any attempt at recognising same-sex marriage in Malaysia.

“What they do, we don’t know. That’s between them and the Creator. But to force us to accept same-sex marriage, the answer is no,” he said during a campaign speech at a mosque in Pasir Panjang here.

He said it was inappropriate for groups championing the agenda of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to force other people to support their idea.

Present at the programme today was Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar and state PKR chairman Aminuddin Harun, and state Amanah chairman Zulkefly Mohamad Omar.

The Port Dickson by-election is seeing a seven-cornered fight between Anwar, retired armed forces officer Mohd Nazari Mokhtar of PAS, and five independent candidates, including former menteri besar Isa Samad and Anwar’s former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

The Election Commission has set Oct 13 for polling.