Barisan Nasional (BN) senator and Seputeh United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) division chief Datuk Mustapa Kamal Mohd Yusoff offered to join gay club raids during a Dewan Negara session earlier today, 6 September
His offer came after Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr. Shahruddin Md Salleh spoke about a raid on the Blue Boy club in Kuala Lumpur last month. Blue Boy is reportedly well-known as a gay club.
"If there are other gay clubs in the city which are unknown, I volunteer to be among our friends to eliminate or reduce the problem as I am worried about the disease," Mustapa was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.
The "disease" Mustapa was referring to is homosexuality.
"Without strict action to deal with the matter (homosexuality), the disease will spread to (other) citizens because even schoolchildren are involved," the senator added.
In response to Mustapa's offer, Shahruddin warned that the senator will be "attractive" among gay men due to his "muscular" body
"Gay clubs like men who are good looking and with 'sado' (muscular) bodies. Don't sue me for saying this. A body like YB Mustapa's will be attractive to gays," Shahruddin said with a laugh.
Prior to Shahruddin's statement, Mustapa described how men held hands with each other before doing a kissing gesture with his hands.
Shahruddin added that the Federal Territories Ministry welcomes public complaints on gay clubs for raids in the future
"We welcome complaints from the public to initiate raids and operations (against gay clubs)," Shahruddin was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.
He also noted that the government has identified six gay clubs that are operating in Kuala Lumpur, before claiming that the clubs are being monitored to prevent wrongdoing, crime, and drug use.
The Blue Boy club was raided on 18 August in a joint operation by the police, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, National Anti-Drug Agency, and the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department
Malay Mail reported Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad as saying last month that the raid was done to prevent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) "culture" from spreading.
"The government is very serious in dealing with this radical belief. Hopefully this initiative can mitigate the LGBT culture from spreading into our society," Khalid said.
In similar news, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said last month that the LGBT lifestyle can exist in Malaysia as long as it isn't "glamourised":