According to local newspapers, a Malay Teachers organisation and the Ministry of Education have published “guidelines” to help parents to identify gay and lesbian “symptoms” in their children so they can take early corrective measurements.
Muscular body, V-neck shirts, big handbags, wow!
At first I thought it was a hoax, but it seems to be true and has now reached even international newspapers like the Guardian (396 comments)
V-Neck : Check!
Big handbag : Check!
Muscular Body : Hmm…. Fail
You can imagine the uproar this publication has caused in Malaysian Cyberspace.
Hundreds of, often hilarious but also very embarrassed, comments.
Of course it is actually worrying, showing that Malaysia, although having a first-world economy, still has in many respects a third-world mindset. Because this is not an isolated incident.
For example, recently Mohd Amin, the vice president of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia said that LGBT rights should be “excluded from a human rights declaration currently being drafted by Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
And a few months ago in the state of Terengganu, 66 Muslim schoolboys have been sent to a gay ‘cure’ camp after school teachers identified them as being effeminate.