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BUKIT MERTAJAM: About 16,000 parents and teachers have attended the Education Ministry’s seminars on how to curb lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) behaviour.
Deputy Education Minister Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi said 21 seminars had been held and the ministry would be conducting more.
About 1,000 participants from 156 schools in the North Seberang Prai and Central Seberang Prai districts attended yesterday’s seminar at Politeknik Seberang Prai yesterday.
Dr Mohd Puad said that not many people knew how to handle the LGBT issue.
“It is like a disease but it can be cured with early intervention,’’ he told a press conference after opening the seminar.
In September last year, the first seminar in Penang drew controversy when “definitions” were distributed to help parents and teachers spot LGBT tendencies.
It said LGBT tendencies could be spotted among boys wearing tight-fitting V-neck T-shirts and carrying large sling bags, and girls who enjoy the company of their own gender.
Dr Puad urged parents to recognise the symptoms to prevent their children from practising the LGBT lifestyle.
The seminar was organised by the Putrajaya Consultative Council of Parents and Teachers Associations with the cooperation of Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd.
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