Eight individuals arrested for allegedly supporting LGBT


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KUALA LUMPUR: Eight individuals suspected to have been involved in the “Ahmadi Religion” were arrested by the police in a gathering alleged to have elements of lesbianism, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in front of a shopping complex in the capital city on Saturday.

Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Datuk Mohd. Shuhaily Mohd. Zin said, all the suspects were detained at the same location soon after the gathering started.

“Investigation had shown that all the suspects were holding the placards with LGBT influence besides wordings pertaining to “Ahmadi Religion”.

“All the male suspects aged between18-56 were arrested following their involvement in the gathering,” he said in a press conference held at the Police Contingent Head Office on Monday.
He added, the suspects were remanded for a day to enable further investigation to be conducted.

“In the investigation, it was found that one of the suspects had been detained earlier as he was alleged to have distributed leaflets on “Ahmad Religion” in a mosque at Putrajaya two weeks ago,” Mohd Shuhaily said as reported by “Sinar Harian”.

According to Mohd. Shuhaily, the case was investigated under Section186 Penal Code for obstructing the police on duty, Section 14 Minor Offences Act and Section 9 Public Gathering 2012.

The video showing a group of individuals who had organised the gathering alleged to have LGBT elements in front of a shopping complex in the capital city had gone viral in the social media on Sunday. – Malaysia World News


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