Malaysia Is Running A Sinister Contest That Seeks To ‘Convert Gay Students’

The fight for equality for the LGBTQ community is nowhere near the end. Western world may have accepted a human being’s right to choose a partner and even celebrating it, but many countries seem far from accepting homosexuality as a part of the society.

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Malaysia is one such country that has brought the world’s attention to it, considering its alleged insensitivity. Homosexuality is taboo in the country and the country retains its colonial-era criminal ban on sodomy, with punishments of up to 20 years in prison, caning or a fine. A contest was recently held at a leading Malaysian university that asked for ideas to “convert” gay students. This move sparked anger among citizens Wednesday, with activists warning it could drive people in the Muslim-majority country to suicide, reported AFP

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