Malaysian newspaper publishes 'how to spot gay person list', sparks anger

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Feb 13 2018 15:48

KUALA LUMPUR- Malaysian newspaper Sinar Harian published an article on Friday that lists how to spot gay people and how they can be invited to seek religious counsel.

As per the article, gay men can be identified by their beards, and lesbians by their fondness for holding hands.

Expectedly, the article has sparked huge outburst and activists are warning that the list could put lives at risk in the conservative country where homosexuality is illegal.

"I was absolutely baffled by this article," activist Arwind Kumar told the BBC. "And obviously I was disappointed with how misleading the content was. It was pure nonsense."

(Screen grab from Arwind Kumar's Facebook page)