Is it illegal to be homosexual in Malaysia?
R.AGE, the youth news and lifestyle platform of The Star, notes that Malaysia is listed as one of 72 countries that criminalise anal and oral sex, which are often linked to homosexual acts. This video provides a brief overview of how this situation is more complicated than it appears to be. At 3:04, Dr Joseph N. Goh of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, gives a quick description of gender fluid individuals who had existed in the history of the Malay archipelago, such as the sida-sida and manang bali.
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