Entry #2966: Homosexual activity in Malaysia

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RegionMalaysia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateJan 1, 1826
End DateSep 7, 2018
Description2- 14 years in prison for males under federal Criminal Law. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Proposed decriminalization by Opposition leader.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-sodomy-jailed-five-years https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/06/no-lgbt-people-arent-harming-malaysia-child-marriage


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Note2- 14 years in prison for males under federal Criminal Law. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Changes pending.2- 14 years in prison for males under federal Criminal Law. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Proposed decriminalization by Opposition leader.

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Note2-20 years in prison for males under federal Criminal Law Homosexuality is illegal under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Changes pending.2- 14 years in prison for males under federal Criminal Law. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Changes pending.

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ValueMale illegal, female legal
Note2-20 years in prison under federal Criminal Law Homosexuality is illegal under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Changes pending.2-20 years in prison for males under federal Criminal Law Homosexuality is illegal under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Changes pending.

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Note2-20 years in prison under federal Criminal Law Homosexuality is illegal under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies.2-20 years in prison under federal Criminal Law Homosexuality is illegal under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies. Changes pending.

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End Date2018-08-222018-09-07

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Note2-20 years in prison under federal Criminal Law under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies.2-20 years in prison under federal Criminal Law Homosexuality is illegal under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies.

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ValueMale illegal, female legal
Note2-20 years in prison. Not enforced.2-20 years in prison under federal Criminal Law under gross indecency. Not enforced. Federal territories the punishment varies.

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Note2-20 years in prison. not enforced.2-20 years in prison. Not enforced.

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Note2-20 years in prison. Not enforced. 2-20 years in prison. not enforced.

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End Date2018-08-092018-08-22

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End Date2018-07-192018-08-09

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End Date2018-07-122018-07-19
Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. 2-20 years in prison. Not enforced.

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End Date2018-07-052018-07-12
Note2-20 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.8-14 years in prison. Not enforced.

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Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-sodomy-jailed-five-yearshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-sodomy-jailed-five-years https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/06/no-lgbt-people-arent-harming-malaysia-child-marriage

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End Date2018-06-222018-07-05

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End Date2018-06-182018-06-22
Notefive years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.2-20 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

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End Date2018-06-022018-06-18

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End Date2018-04-282018-06-02
Notefive years in prison. Not enforced.five years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

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End Date2018-04-222018-04-28

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End Date2018-04-202018-04-22
Notefive years in prison. five years in prison. Not enforced.

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End Date2018-03-202018-04-20

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End Date2018-03-112018-03-20

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End Date2018-03-022018-03-11

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End Date2018-02-162018-03-02

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Note8-14 years in prison. Not enforced.five years in prison.
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/07/malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-sodomy-jailed-five-years

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End Date2018-02-032018-02-16
Note8-14 years in prison.8-14 years in prison. Not enforced.

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End Date2017-09-062018-02-03
Note2 to 20 years in prison or whippings under Sharia law. Not enforced.8-14 years in prison.

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End Date2017-08-282017-09-06
Note2 to 20 years in prison or whippings under Sharia law.2 to 20 years in prison or whippings under Sharia law. Not enforced.
SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

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End Date2017-08-102017-08-28
Note2 to 20 years in prison under Sharia law.2 to 20 years in prison or whippings under Sharia law.

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal

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ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
End Date2017-03-192017-08-10
NoteUp to 20 years in prison, whipping, and fines under sharia law.2 to 20 years in prison under Sharia law.
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/No

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End Date2017-03-082017-03-19

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ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)

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End Date2017-02-122017-03-08
SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

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End Date2016-08-022017-02-12
NoteNoUp to 20 years in prison, whipping, and fines under sharia law.

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Start Date0000-01-011826-01-01

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