Article 8 – a short film about Kuala Lumpur’s LGBTIQ community

March 21, 2009

Via Tilted World, this is a short documentary on the LGBTIQ community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Article 8 [of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia] by clause (1) provides that all persons are equal before the law and entitled to its equal protection.

Clause 2 states: “Except as expressly authorised by this Constitution, there shall be no discrimination against citizens on the ground only of religion, race, descent, gender or place of birth in any law or in the appointment to any office or employment under a public authority or in the administration of any law relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of property or the establishing or carrying on of any trade, business, profession, vocation or employment.”

The exception in clause 2 is used to justify the reservations and special provisions for the Malays and the Bumiputras of Sabah and Sarawak under Article 153.

(Via Wikipedia)

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