Why is there such a strong sentiment against Malaysians who have a different sexual orientation than ourselves? Are we being “holier than thou” to these groups of people? PM Najib recently lamented on US President Obama’s stand on same sex marriage (read here)
Firstly, we want to establish the position that we hold to the truth of a union between a man and a woman in a marriage. So we differ from Obama.
Secondly, we accept the fact that there are those who have a different sexual orientation than our own position. So we agree to disagree.
Thirdly, we believe that there is no need to create LGBT rights as in other Western countries to facilitate their practice of sexual orientation. There are sufficient rights to recognize them as a citizen of the country and enshrined in the Constitution for various groups identified. We believe there is no need to create new ones to accommodate them. Essentially, we recognize them as individuals and citizens of Malaysia having the same rights as all Malaysians in the Constitution and no more than that.