Anwar never condon gay rights. What he said was that the punishment
for gay should not be draconian. How can having anal intercourse be
punished more than adultery, corruption and murder altogether?
It is just so absurd when a murderer is jailed for only 8 years
whereas a gay is jailed for 24 years????
Hassan's views is typical of the extermist muslims represented by
Taliban and others. They used to dominate PAS but not any more.
"Anwar's " view on gay rights is why I can't work with him" - Hasan
KUALA LUMPUR: Former Selangor PAS commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Ali said
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's stand regarding gay
rights has been among the reasons why he (Hasan) cannot work with him.
He said that the stand was not only evident from Anwar's recent
interview with BBC, but had also been Anwar's "personal view."
Hasan said it was for that reason that Malaysians should reject
Anwar's struggle, in particular his quest for Putrajaya.
"Because if gays, lesbians, homosexuals and transsexuals are legalised
in Malaysia, God forbid, I think Malaysia will be in disarray and
"Anwar's views are not only (reflected) in the BBC interview; if we
look back, that has been the view held by Anwar," he said.
In the interview with BBC, Anwar was asked whether he was prepared to
take "the idea of anti-discrimination as far as gay rights" were
concerned. Anwar replied that "we will have to review some of our
"We Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia generally believe and are
committed to support the sanctity of marriage between man and woman,
but we should not be seen to be punitive and consider the archaic law
as relevant," Anwar said, adding, "we do not promote homosexuality
within the public sphere or domain."
Hasan said: "That is the one reason why I should not be together with
Anwar Ibrahim, I think my stance is very legitimate," he said.
On Anwar's labelling of him as "power hungry," Hasan, who is Gombak
Setia assemblyman said: "Who is more power hungry? You know better the
person who went around gathering people including from Sabah and
Sarawak (to defect to Pakatan) to seize Putrajaya.
"...and said that he can still be prime minister even if he was
jailed," he said.
Anwar, commenting on the recent sacking of Hasan from PAS, was quoted
as saying that it was better to clean up Pakatan from those who are
greedy in terms of power and money, and not those with contradicting
ideologies. - Bernama
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