Friday, June 03, 2016

Dismantle ‘crazy’ transgender panel, says Muslim NGO
GEORGE TOWN: Dismantle the “crazy” (“gila”) transgender committee for fighting LGBT rights, a Muslim non-governmental organisation told the Penang Government today.
Jaringan Muslimin Pulau Pinang chief Mohamed Hafiz Mohamed Nordin said the committee was against Islamic canon law (hukum syarak) and had insulted the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, as the leader of Islam.
“We would like the Penang DAP government to dissolve the committee if it respects the federal and state Constitution.
“Both the constitutions clearly state that Islam is the religion of the federation and also the state,” the former Penang PAS Youth chief said in a statement today.
Penang’s maverick DAP representative Teh Yee Cheu recently formed an unofficial transgender committee to oversee their welfare and employment issues last month.
He had said the committee, backed by eight assemblymen, was not part of the government nor the state Legislative Assembly.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the committee was never endorsed by the state government, but a private initiative by an assemblyman.
Nordin urged the populace to stand up and fight the Penang Government to ensure the sanctity of Islam was not further eroded.
“Any attempts to ‘halalkan’ (legalise) transgender activities in this country are against Islam and the Federal Constitution,” he said.

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