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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

NGO wants action over man’s same sex marriage

KUALA LUMPUR: A non-governmental organisation has lodged a police report urging investigation into the case of a 28-year-old man who had allegedly gone through a same-sex marriage abroad.
Kepong Islamic Youth Orga­nisation (PBIK) chairman Norizan Ali said the group, which made the report at Sentul police headquarters, wanted a probe over the man whose wedding pictures had been widely circulated online.
“We made the report to pressure the Higher Education Ministry and government-linked companies to check on those whom they sponsor as scholars,” he said.
The man was reportedly studying medicine in Dublin but he did not complete the course.
“They may choose students who have excellent academic results but do not check the person’s character and religious faith,” Norizan said.
He said PBIK would pass a copy of the police report to the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Depart­ment (Jawi) to urge it to take action against the man if he returned to Malaysia.
“The marriage is a disgrace to our religion, race and country,” he added.
Umno Youth Community Com­plaints Bureau chairman Datuk Muhd Khairun Aseh said the man’s mother had sent a letter to her son, asking him to not only reunite with the family, but to also settle his RM890,000 education loan.