Looking at the Human Rights for the LGBT or Transgender Person – Eugene Yapp

Diversity of Public Opinions The statement made by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Religious Affairs, YB Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri calling on the Religious Enforcement Officers of Federal Territories’ Islamic Affairs Department (JAWI) to not arrest but also provide religious education so that the transgender community can “return to the correct path” has sparked opposing responses from several quarters. For instance, LGBTQ activists group Justice4Sisters says the Honourable Minister’s statement “will increase discrimination, violence and mistreatment of transgender women with impunity by enforcement officers of the Islamic Departments as well as members of the public”.[1] Justice4Sisters are concern that questions are already being raised over the persona

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