TERKINI, 13 Jun Kementerian Kesihatan mengedarkan garis panduan baharu pertandingan dengan penambahbaikan, berlatarkan konsep gender dan seksualiti berasaskan hak. Aktivis terlibat menyuarakan rasa kurang senang disebabkan tema Pertandingan Video Kreatif Kesihatan Seksual dan Reproduktif Peringkat Kebangsaan yang mengaibkan. Kementerian juga menegaskan komitmennya untuk tidak mendiskriminasi mana-mana pihak. Pihak Kementerian berjanji akan mengedarkan garis panduan baharu pertandingan tersebut, yang akan disiarkan oleh Human Rights Watch sebaik sahaja garis panduan tersebut diumumkan. Click to expand Image Jina, wanita transgender berusia 22 tahun dengan tatu gambar rama-rama, yakni simbol transgender yang menandakan perubahan. Dalam suratnya kepada Menteri Kesihatan, Dr.
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The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on Friday June 2 activists had criticised the contest, saying that it could fan hatred and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people. In response, Malaysian deputy director-general of health Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the contest, titled the National Creative Video Competition on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, was to gather views and enhance knowledge among teens on healthy lifestyle practices.
The short video clips need to focus on "prevention, control and how to get help" as well as "issues and consequences". The guidelines described the overall theme of the video contest as: "Value Yourself, Healthy Lifestyle Practice. Lokman said the topics were chosen as statistics showed an increase in sexual and reproductive health problems among teens, including higher rates of sexual activity and a rise in HIV transmission. The ministry did not discriminate against any group in providing health services, including LGBT people, he added.
Pang said LGBT people have difficulty accessing good medical services in Malaysia due to a distrust of health care authorities. Nisha Ayub, Malaysia's most prominent LGBT activist, condemned the contest and said health authorities were initiating hatred and discrimination against the community in Malaysia. Malaysia hit the headlines in March over its attitudes to homosexuality, when the country's film censorship board demanded cuts to Disney's hit movie Beauty and the Beast because of a "gay moment".
But the entertainment giant refused to remove the scene and said it would release the film in full. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles.
But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. Skip to main content. The competition poster calls for videos to be submitted for several categories, one of which is "gender identity disorder" kecelaruan gender.
Malaysia defends contest on how to 'prevent' homosexuality, cites youth health concerns
In the scope of the competition listed, the video competition specifically calls aspiring videomakers to produce content that focuses on in the Kecelaruan Gender section :. In light of this, we approached some Malaysian LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals about what their honest, unbridled thoughts about the competition are. He started by laughing at how much information the poster had and how confusing it was. But he quickly jumped back into the core issue.
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