Monday, November 28, 2011

JARINGAN Melayu Malaysia (JMM) and the Putrajaya 4B Youth Movement protested against the Seksualiti Merdeka festival for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGBT) here yesterday

We hope  more NGOs will join us in our quest to inform parents and youth about the festival

JMM president Azwanddin Hamzah said the protest was not a political gimmick. "It is to prevent negative values from spreading among the young  and destroying their morals.  

"Other races, including Chinese and Indians,  joined us as the issue does not  affect only  Malays,  but also other races."

He said the programme promoted  immorality and sexual perversion.

The NGOs will   hold protests against the festival   in   Kuala Lumpur and   Selangor  next week.

The festival was supposed to have run  in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 1 to 13,  but police had banned it.

At yesterday's gathering,  youth  handed out 10,000 pamphlets to visitors in  a mall, informing them about the  goal of the demonstration and the importance of shielding their children from  LGBTs.

The group displayed a giant banner and  placards calling for a ban on activities associated with Seksualiti Merdeka.

Azwanddin said:   "Our group is small, but we would  like to spread the awareness nationwide.  

"We hope  more NGOs will join us in our quest to inform parents and youth about the festival."

Belia 4B Putrajaya president Azamuddin Hamzah said  it was abnormal to  indulge  in  same sex relationships and that Malaysia   would not  recognise  LGBTs.