10 July 2012

Intellectual Forum: Homosexuality, Crime or Right?

Intellectual Forum: Homosexuality, Crime or Right?
13.04.12 | UIAM

In the past years, there had been calls for review of laws relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transexuals (LGBT). One of the proponent, Seksualiti Merdeka stressed that it is the right of the community to practice their way of life according to their own way.

The statement made by opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim on reviewing provisions in the Penal Code which penalized homosexuality also sparked debates among the community. Bar Council also jump into the bandwagon and call for the government to review such laws.

The question is, should Malaysia legalize homosexuality in the name of private right of an individual? Or should public morality at large prevail? This forum is intended to serve as an intellectual discourse where all relevant quarters can give out their views on this matter properly.

Mr Faridzul Nasarudin

1. Dr Shamrahayu Abd Aziz
Constitutional expert, UIAM
2. Mr Lim Chee Wee
President, Malaysian Bar
3. Dr Farouk Musa
Chairman, Islamic Renaissance Front

Organized by Law Students' Society AIKOL, IIUM            

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