Entry #10112: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Malaysia

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RegionMalaysia
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusState-enforced
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionIn Malaysia there are sometimes censorship of LGBT content in cinema films by the Malaysian censorship board but it is not always enforced.
Sourceshttps://www.malaymail.com/amp/news/malaysia/2018/12/10/censorship-board-to-cut-lgbt-content-from-films-deputy-home-minister-says/1701876
Reports (4)
  • Note field is incorrect "In 2023, the government used laws such as the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) to censor/ban LGBT content."
  • Note field is incorrect "Malaysia has stated that it will ban people from owning and selling LGBT-themed Swatch watches which were confiscated in May."
  • Note field is incorrect "Malaysia has been enforcing its LGBT censorship laws lately by banning two children's books with LGBT themes, confiscating rainbow watches from Swatch's pride collection and blacklisting a band for performing a same-sex kiss during a music festival in the country. https://www.malaymail.com/amp/news/malaysia/2023/02/14/home-ministry-bans-three-publications-for-immorality-lgbt/54970 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/24/malaysia-confiscates-lgbt-rainbow-swatch-watches https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-66275913"
  • Note field is incorrect "After Malaysia banned Lightyear and Thor: Love and Thunder over LGBT content, the government has decided to step up censorship of LGBT content in the media. In 2023, the country's Home Affairs Ministry banned two childrens' books for containing LGBT themes and confiscated watches from Swatch's LGBT Pride collection. However, Malaysia's censorship laws do not cover streaming services, so movies and series with LGBT themes can still release in the country on platforms like Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar, albeit with higher (18+) age ratings."


Revision History (2)

Revision by Pizzaslices412653. state enforced

Old Value New Value (Current)
Value(REMOVED)State-enforced
Special StatusAmbiguousState-enforced

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo censorship(REMOVED)
Special Status(REMOVED)Ambiguous
DescriptionIn Malaysia, there are no laws restricting to discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.In Malaysia there are sometimes censorship of LGBT content in cinema films by the Malaysian censorship board but it is not always enforced.
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In Malaysia, there are no laws restricting to discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics. Malaysia there are sometimes censorship of LGBT content in cinema films by the Malaysian censorship board but it is not always enforced.
Sourceshttps://www.malaymail.com/amp/news/malaysia/2018/12/10/censorship-board-to-cut-lgbt-content-from-films-deputy-home-minister-says/1701876
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https://www.malaymail.com/amp/news/malaysia/2018/12/10/censorship-board-to-cut-lgbt-content-from-films-deputy-home-minister-says/1701876
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Censorship is enforced, movies with LGBT references have to be cut before screening or aren't aired at all"
  • Status is not correct "There are directives to avoid LGBT references in local TV and films unless LGBT characters repent or die. Increasingly Hollywood films have been censored or not shown in Malaysia altogether due to very brief scenes with LGBT visibility."

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