Anwar Seeks Privacy Provision in Malaysia Gay Laws
International Herald Tribune, November 11, 2004
From the Agence France-Presse
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s laws on homosexuality need to be amended, says the former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, whose conviction and nine-year jail sentence for sodomy were recently overturned on appeal.
Anwar, who spent six years in prison on a separate charge of abusing his position to cover up homosexual offenses, spoke out on what he called a “sensitive” issue in an interview.
Anwar, a popular politician who was widely expected to be Malaysia’s prime minister by now, maintained, as he has done since his arrest in 1998, that the charges against him were trumped up to destroy his political career.
But while insisting on his innocence and acknowledging that most people in mainly Muslim Malaysia objected to homosexuality, he said people’s privacy needed to be protected. .. "CLICK HERE" for more info