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Malaysia’s criminal law encourages discrimination against Malaysia’s LGBT population and has been used to prosecute sexual acts between consenting adults.
But without a court review of the legality of the ban, the status and future of the annual festival will be uncertain, Human Rights Watch said.“The Malaysian government should drop its objection to judicial review of the ban that has left the Sexual Diversity festival in legal limbo,” said Graeme Reid, director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights program at Human Rights Watch.“The police ban looked like blatant discrimination in 2011 and looks that way now.A court ruling could end such unlawful practices in the future.” The fourth annual Sexual Diversity festival was scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur from November 9 to 13, 2011, when it was stopped by a police-imposed ban.Women and girls in Egypt face violence on a disturbing scale both at home and in public, including sexual mob attacks as well as torture in state custody, according to a new briefing by Amnesty International.NEW YORK/29 February 2012 – The Malaysian government should not seek to block judicial review of the 2011 ban on the Seksualiti Merdeka (“Sexual Diversity”) festival, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court will hear the case filed by festival organizers on March 1, 2012.
The government is opposing judicial review of the ban on the grounds that because the festival’s scheduled dates are past the case is rendered moot.
At the time, Human Rights Watch called for Prime Minister Najib Razak to rescind the ban immediately.
In their court case, members of the Seksualiti Merdeka organizing committee allege that the deputy inspector-general of police, Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar, acted illegally when he banned all functions and events relating to Seksualiti Merdeka on November 3, 2011.
They assert that they were not given an opportunity to be heard before Khalid announced the ban, and that the ban infringes on the constitutional rights guaranteed to all Malaysians.
The festival, which had been held since 2008 without interference from government authorities, was to consist of talks, workshops, literary events, stage performances, and an art exhibition focusing on “the human rights of people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.” However, the police announced on November 3 that the festival constituted a “threat to public order.” The authorities failed to provide any evidence to justify that determination.