KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — The Malaysian government should adopt North Korea’s strict control of the internet to handle the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, an Islamic religious teacher has said.
Ustaz Hanafiah Abd Malek reportedly gave examples of the online control measures used by North Korea, such as tight monitoring of all websites and restricting access to only a few websites.
“This move should be followed by Malaysia in order to control this deviant symptom. Besides Facebook and the likes, the application that is most dangerous in causing this movement to grow strongly is WeChat. Through this medium, this LGBT group starts to connect and expand,” he was quoted as saying by local daily Sinar Harian.
“Whether it is the LGBT movement or other troubled teenagers that we found. Most communicate through WeChat. Using the ‘touch & go’ concept, they have sex and illegitimate children are born,” he added.
Hanafiah said the LBGT movement holds on to legal rights and was growing stronger by the day, adding that it now dares to challenge the national institutions and wants to change the country’s Constitution. He claimed that this was happening both in Malaysia and abroad.