Sebuah Organisasi di Filiphina iaitu Progresif Gay Filipina (ProGay) menyambut baik pembebasan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim atas tuduhan liwat. Mereka juga menyatakan keputusan hakim tersebut sebagai satu permulaan ke arah memberi pengiktirafan kepada hak lesbian, gay, biseksual dan transgender (LGBT) di Malaysia.
Manila, Philippines – The Progressive Organization of Gays in the Philippines (ProGay) welcomed yesterday the acquittal of Malaysian oppositionist Anwar Ibrahim on sodomy charges.
Reacting to the judgment of the Kuala Lumpur High Court that Anwar was not guilty of sodomizing his aide Mohammad Saiful Bukhari Azlan, ProGay said it is now time to scrap sodomy laws that were part of British colonial legacy. “We join the democratic people’s movements in celebrating Anwar’s triumph over the frame-up,“ said Oscar Atadero, ProGay’s human rights officer.
ProGay also sees the legal victory as a positive step for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Malaysia. ProGay noted that even as the Philippines has no sodomy law, politicians and court justices are attacked with allegations of homosexuality for political gain. (Marvyn N. Benaning)