PAS MP calls for stern action against pro-LGBT elements at Women's March

Ahmad Fadhli Shaari. -filepic

KUALA LUMPUR: A PAS MP wants stern action to be taken against those responsible for the rise of pro-LGBT groups, which was found during the Women's March held recently in front of Sogo Complex and Dataran Merdeka.

Ahmad Fadhli Shaari (PAS-Pasir Mas) had questioned whether the government will introduce harsher legislation to stop the rise of such groups including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement, as it goes against conservative local culture.

"We saw at Dataran Merdeka on Sunday (March 12) during the Women's March.

"Of course, we agree with the women empowerment agenda but there are some who have taken the opportunity to hijack and share their ideas so that the government will give a green light to LGBTs in the country.

"This is something that is unacceptable at all," he said while debating the Budget 2023 at the committee stage in Parliament on Monday (March 13).

According to a statement by the organising committee of Women’s March Malaysia, it said the march aimed to bring people together to call for gender equality, justice and an end to all forms of discrimination against women and girls.

The march demanded, among others, for child marriages to be banned as soon as possible, for the government to protect bodily autonomy and the freedom of choice, to enact constitutional and legislative reform to achieve gender equality, for equal political participation of oppressed genders at all levels of governance and to ensure decent work standards and a living wage.

Ahmad Fadhli also congratulated the police for investigating the march.

"We want action to be taken against all those responsible to ensure that such an incident would not repeat again in the future," he added.

Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya said the march involved 150 people comprising human rights activists, university students and members of political parties.

“At 10am on Sunday (March 12), an assembly and a march were found to have been held in the federal capital without following provisions of the law.

In this connection, Noor Dellhan said, the Dang Wangi district police headquarters Criminal Investigation Division has opened an investigation paper under Section 9 (5) of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1995.

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