Kuala Lumpur Pride is cancelled after complaints from religious activists

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The three-day event which was organised by Taylor’s University won’t go ahead because of religious complains. The event was set to showcase film screenings, a march on campus and other events currently cancelled by the university management which states that the Pride organizers were put under pressure by the radical Muslim groups which seem to be unsatisfied with the dates of the planned event, that matches with Ramadan,
holy week in Islam. “We regret that Taylor’s University has decided to place its business interests above safeguarding academic freedom and integrity, and standing firm for the autonomy of its students,” the statement from the organisers said. they continued: “The State has perpetrated systemic oppression on LGBT spaces and discourses, including through the banning of Seksualiti Merdeka, despite Articles 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which guarantee the right to freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and expression for everyone.”

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