Groups protest against homosexual lifestyle

(New Straits Times) – Five non-governmental organisations from Bangsar here held a peaceful demonstration against homosexuality yesterday.

The demonstration saw the participation of some 100 supporters, comprising members of Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM), Lembah Pantai 4B Youth Movement, Hindu Youth Organisation, Young Malaysians Movement, Federation of Peninsula Malay Students and parent-teacher associations from several schools in the area.

Demonstrators stood along Jalan Kerinchi, near here,  chanting and holding banners opposing sexual immorality and perversion.

JMM president Azwanddin Hamzah said this was the ninth demonstration held so far and more supporters were joining them in their cause.

“Parents have come forward urging us to continue spreading awareness on the dangers of allowing   this lifestyle to gain acceptance in our society, as they are worried about its effects on their children.”

He said this was not a political issue, but an issue of belief as most religions in Malaysia discouraged homosexuality. “We will continue to hold these demonstrations across Selangor to educate Malaysians.”

The participants later spread their message by handing out 10,000 pamphlets to residents in nearby housing areas.