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End gender segregation for artistic and cultural performances

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about a proposal by officials in Terengganu, a Malaysian state, to regulate entertainment and cultural performances according to a conservative interpretation of Islam that discriminates on the basis of gender.

Reform discriminatory laws, promote tolerance

On Thursday, 7 November, an Islamic court in Selangor convicted five men for “attempting intercourse against the order of nature”, imposing sentences of caning and six or more months imprisonment.