In Malaysia, Obama focuses on LGBT rights

President Obama shows support for LGBTQIA rights in Malaysia.

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President Barack Obama (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) President Barack Obama (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

President Obama focused attention on the human rights of LGBT Malaysians during his just-ended Asia trip.

While in Malaysia, he met with trans activist Nisha Ayub, who seeks an end to the frequent arrests of trans women.

He also lent tacit support to Malaysian opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted of sodomy.

The Washington Blade reported:

U.S. officials meet jailed Malaysian opposition leader’s family

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in 2011 (Photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in 2011 (Photo courtesy of Human Rights Watch)

Senior members of the National Security Council on Saturday met with the family of a leading Malaysian opposition figure who is serving a 5-year prison sentence for sodomy. The meeting with former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s family took place in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

The meeting coincided with President Obama’s visit to the Southeast…

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