Human rights suhakam Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a press conference after chairing the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption meeting at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / Malaysia Gazette LGBT same-sex marriage toll-free roads abolish toll
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a press conference after chairing the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption meeting at the Perdana Putra in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 21 SEPTEMBER 2018.

By Nizam Zain

PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the amendment on Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) Act 1999, Act 597 was meant to enhance basic human rights but not through a western mould.

“Our value system is different from the west, they are more liberal. In Malaysia, there are certain things that we cannot accept despite it being human rights now.

“For instance, we cannot accept LGBT, the marriage between two men, and two women.

“(In the western system) The family concept remain the same, there is a partner, there are children, family or adopted but we cannot accept the concept of same-sex marriage,” he said in a press conference at the Perdana Putra building today.

Earlier, the Federal Government was alleged to support the LGBT practice following a statement by the Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Religion Affairs) Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa who wanted to provide entrepreneur assistance to the LGBT was misunderstood.

On the contrary, Mujahid emphasized that proposed financial assistance to the LGBT was to encourage them to return to the light and to avoid them from venturing into prostitution. -MalaysiaGazette

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