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Public caning of women highlights homophobia in Malaysia

Archive photo of a woman being caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province, from 2017

Marginalized groups in Malaysia have sought better treatment under the new government. But after two women were publicly caned on Monday for indulging in same-sex relations, hopes have been dashed for the LGBT community.

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06.09.2018 | 14:35

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After Malaysia’s historic 14th general election: What do women want?

MANY countries have long had female prime ministers, but not Malaysia. The appointment of a female deputy prime minister on May 10th – a day after the country’s momentous 14th general election (GE14) – was a first.

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05.06.2018 | 12:11

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