18ssex in malaysia
In 2007, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad responded to a civil lawsuit filed by Anwar by stating that a homosexual should not hold public office in Malaysia and that he knew Anwar was a homosexual because Anwar's male chauffeur and a male speech writer both stated in court that they had had sexual relations with Anwar.
In July 2008, Anwar was arrested again, accused of sodomy with a male former aide.
Although a High Court judge had granted permission in November 2011, the Federal Court ruled that it had done so erroneously.
In August 2016, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ordered the National Registration Department (NRD) to update a trans man’s information on his identity card to better reflect his gender identity and chosen name.
In 2000, he was sentenced to nine years for engaging in sodomy with his 19-year-old male chauffeur and his former male speech writer.
Despite national and international protests, he was not released until he had served out four years of his sentence, in 2004, when the Federal Court of Malaysia acquitted him of all charges.
Nur Jazlan was commenting on the possibility of Malaysian serial rapist Selva Kumar Subbiah, 56, returning to the country after his release from prison in Canada this month.
Human Rights Watch states that "Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is pervasive in Malaysia" Malaysia retains its colonial era criminal ban on sodomy (as well as oral sex), broadly defined to include both heterosexual and homosexual acts, with possible punishment including fines, prison sentences of up to twenty years, and even corporal punishment.The "People's Anti-Homosexual Voluntary Movement", was created in 1998 to lobby for stricter criminal laws against homosexuality, and is a member of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).In 1998, Anwar Ibrahim was charged with corruption and sodomy.On 8 October 2015, the Federal Court of Malaysia overturned the ruling on procedural grounds.
The Court found that the three women should have obtained judicial permission of a Federal Court judge when they commenced their constitutional challenge.
A subsection of the Criminal Code also provides additional punishment for men convicted of "gross indecency with another male person".