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No gays in Malaysia

Malaysia’s tourism minister said there were no homosexuals in Malaysia.


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Updated: March 6, 2019

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi caused ripples in Germany after making a remark about homosexuality.

“Homosexuality? I don’t think we have such a thing in our country.

“I cannot answer whether it’s safe or not,” he was quoted as saying by Berlin daily Berliner Morgenpost.

Mohamaddin, who was in Germany this month for the ITB Berlin travel fair, was answering a question from a reporter who asked if Malaysia was a safe destination for homosexuals.

 



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