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Homosexuality Still a Crime All Over The World

Anwar Ibrahim is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and is currently the leader of the Malaysian opposition People’s Justice Party. After a distinguished career in public service he was unjustly removed from office and endured six years in solitary confinement on charges of corruption and sodomy. In 2004 those charges were dismissed and Anwar resumed his political career in Malaysia.

Today, Anwar would have realistic chances to become the next Head of State of Malaysia but again he is accused of homosexuality and currently waits for the final verdict which will be announced on January 9. The former deputy prime minister has vehemently denied the charge, saying that it was part of a ploy to destroy his political career.

In Malaysia, homosexuality can be penalised with up to 20 years in prison and there is definitely no room for someone who is gay and wants to become Prime Minister.

List of all countries where homosexuality is still a crime

 

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