Kuantan Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Fuziah Salleh claimed that people do not want the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) to be their children's role models yesterday, 9 August
"People do not want such icons (LGBTs) to be role models for their children. They need to respect (the majority of Malaysians), this is not discrimination," the Deputy Minister was quoted as saying by Bernama.
She was commenting on the portraits of LGBT activists Nisha Ayub and Pang Khee Teik that were recently removed from the George Town Festival exhibition in Penang.
Fuziah also said that it is important for the government to protect the sensitivity of the majority
The Kuantan MP added that the sensitivity and rights of most Malaysians should be respected, especially when the LGBT "lifestyle" is being "promoted openly".
"When LGBT people talk about human rights, we respect their rights, but in society there are many other groups who also have rights... majority of the people in this country do not want the culture to be promoted openly," she was quoted as saying by Bernama.
Previously, Fuziah said that the LGBT group can be "corrected" rather than punished
Last month, Malaysiakini reported the Deputy Minister as saying that she is capable of correcting the "conflict between two personalities" with her background in counselling.
She also claimed that she has witnessed men who "dressed like women" return to "human nature".
Read about the removal of LGBT portraits from the George Town Festival exhibition earlier this week: