Transgender case: Court of Appeal error?

The Court of Appeal may have procedurally and substantively erred in the transgender case – Azril Mohd Amin and Aidil Khalid

Published in The Malay Mail online today.

Somewhere along the line, the Civil Courts would have to stop niggling away at the Syariah Courts. So does the civil common law at the Islamic law. These courts and laws are not meant to engage in a power struggle against each other; they are meant to complement each other. Continue reading

Southeast Asia: Latest battleground over LGBT rights

Originally published here.

An upcoming human rights declaration by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has become the latest battleground over rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

On one side, the vice president of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia says his country could not accept including LGBT rights in an ASEAN declaration about human rights. Lawyer Azril Mohd Amin said in a letter to the Malaysiakini newspaper website that LGBT rights are a “secular fallacy, perpetrated by the United Nations, that human beings may do as they please,” Gay Star News reported.

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