Entry #336: Homosexual activity in Malaysia

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RegionMalaysia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date1826
End Datenow
DescriptionUnsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law Male Homosexuality is Illegal in Malaysia ,punishable by 2-20 years in prison , however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the federal law. However , Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines , caning and imprisonment for conducting same sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia Law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison , fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes.
Sourceshttp://www.malaysianbar.org.my/general_opinions/comments/rethinking_malaysias_sodomy_laws.html


Revision History (2)

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value (Current)
NoteUnsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law Male Homosexuality is Illegal in Malaysia ,punishable by 2-20 years in prison , however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the federal law. However , Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines , caning and imprisonment for conducting same sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia Law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is prison , fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes. Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law Male Homosexuality is Illegal in Malaysia ,punishable by 2-20 years in prison , however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the federal law. However , Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines , caning and imprisonment for conducting same sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia Law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison , fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteUnsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia\'s anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced.Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law Male Homosexuality is Illegal in Malaysia ,punishable by 2-20 years in prison , however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the federal law. However , Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines , caning and imprisonment for conducting same sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia Law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is prison , fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes.
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "Female from Muslim community is illegal in certain states in Malaysia"
  • Status is not correct "Both are banned and can face punishment"
  • Status is not correct "illegal for female"
  • Status is not correct "Laws ARE enforced, with brutality. Both gay men and lesbians are arrested, beaten/caned, and jailed. Ample numbers of cases reported in 2019."
  • Status is not correct "Female illegal. Public caning done on lesbians attempting sex. Sources: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/malaysia-lesbian-couple-public-caning-islam-mahathir-mohamad-a8525706.html , https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/04/caning-of-lesbians-an-eye-opener-for-many-lawyer-it-gave-real-picture-of-syariah-punishment/"

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