Last edited: March 08, 2005

No Homosexuals in Malaysian Navy, Says Chief

Today, February 25, 2005

KUALA LUMPUR—The Malaysian navy has made it clear that homosexuals will not be admitted into its fold.

Commenting on a report yesterday on the British navy recruiting gays, Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor said the country’s laws were clearly against unnatural sexual acts.

“We do not condone such unnatural sex acts,” the New Straits Times quoted him as saying at a function in Kuala Lumpur.

Britain’s Royal Navy was reported to have signed an agreement with lobby group Stonewall to promote homosexual rights.

Britain lifted its ban on homosexuals serving in the military in 2000 following a European court ruling that the exclusion was unlawful.

“The RMN will never accept homosexuals as we have to protect the image of the navy,” the RMN chief said.

[Home] [World] [Malaysia]