Who would have guessed, 50 years after Merdeka this kind of public showing of affection can happen. Never thought it could be this infectious. One could only wonder what could actually happen when they are behind a closure. On the internet, myspace in particular you identify lesbians by just pictures of women in their bras.
From the look of it, they are still in school and aged around 18-22 years old. Anyhow, this is the reality of life in Malaysia. It seems identity lost problems have been quite common. Who should we blame? Outside influence? Personal experience?
Homosexuality is outlawed in Malaysia (as in quite a number of ASEAN countries), but that is not going to stop a gay and lesbian “travel” guide from attempting to spice up the supposedly hot gay and lesbian scene in Malaysia.
The guide in question is the Utopia Guide to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and is the first of such guides for these countries given their stance against homosexuality. Not surprisingly, the editor of Utopia Guides hopes that it will foster greater acceptance of homosexuality in these countries.
But the more interesting thing is that the guide claims that Malaysia has the “hottest gay scene going” (based on surveys conducted from Singapore), even though Islam is the primary religion in Malaysia, and Islam is not supportive of homosexual relationships. In fact, gay sex is punishable by jail in Malaysia. Gay bars in Malaysia such as Liquid, just behind Central Market, are well-known.