Ignore criticisms by LGBT activists, says PAS MP

PAS MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz says LGBT activists are ‘biased’ in their criticisms against the government.

KUALA LUMPUR: A PAS MP today said most of the criticisms levelled against the government’s policies on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community were “biased” and urged the government not to entertain them.

Describing the actions by LGBT activists against the government as “prejudiced”, Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PN-Bachok) said these individuals were against measures to rehabilitate members of the community to the right path.

Nik Abduh said the group may have not read a manual published in 2013 by the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) that explains measures to assist and rehabilitate members of the LGBT community.

“They are prejudiced against the positive measures taken by the government, especially Jakim,” he said, adding that the measures were aimed “at saving” the LGBT community.

“Even though more countries have accepted the LGBT ideology, I want to state that Malaysia should retain its stand to reject this ideology,” he said.

He said although Jakim was carrying out its enforcement to rehabilitate the community to return to the right path, “it is surprising that they (the activists) think this is abusing their space”.