Malaysian politician acquitted of being gay by a court. Wait, what?

Kevin Rudd on Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal on charges of “sodomy”:

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has welcomed the court’s decision.

“I think it says something for the evolution of the Malaysian legal system and I am delighted by this result,” he said.

I think it says something for the Malaysian legal system that the corrupt, ludicrous result overturned was merely that relating to Mr Ibrahim: a gay couple having sex in Malaysia still faces twenty years in jail.

Either the ABC left out the next sentence from Mr Rudd deploring this cruel and unjust state of affairs, or twenty year sentences for homosexuality are not all that outrageous to our Foreign Minister.

PS Under the ALP’s “Malaysia Solution”, were they going to deport gay refugees to a country that would jail them for being gay?

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3 responses to “Malaysian politician acquitted of being gay by a court. Wait, what?

  1. Splatterbottom

    Obviously obsequiousness to islamic law trumps gay rights.

  2. Ha, the same could be said about Catholic/Christian law in this country. We don’t get thrown in jail anymore (and really, it wasn’t that long ago when it was still happening), but there’s more than enough religious arse-upsuckery going on in domestic politics.

  3. Surely Julian Assange has demonstrated that the only time the Australian government protests against foreign laws is when some idiot tries to buy or sell drugs in Indonesia.

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