Malaysian minister who banned LGBT artworks meets a trans activist


A Malaysian Minister who ordered an arts festival to remove portraits of LGBT+ people has met with one of those whose portrait he removed. Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, who is religious affairs minister in Malaysia, sparked a heated debate in the country when he ordered to remove portraits of activists Nisha Ayub and Pang Khee Teik from the local art festival. He met with Malaysian activist Nisha Ayub to discuss the problem of discrimination against LGBT Malaysians when it comes to religion and faith. He also said that his meeting with Nisha did not mean he agreed with what LGBT+ activists were fighting for in Malaysia. He said Nisha contacted him herself, and he accepted the invitation. He also claimed that Nisha did not know about the removal of her portrait from the exhibition, so she probably would not care about it.


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