LGBT And The Issue Of Sexual Harassment In Malaysia

  • Muzaffar Syah Mallow Senior Lecturer
  • Yeoh Siew Peng School Counsellor
Keywords: LGBT, Sexual, Harassment, Gender, Age

Abstract

Sexual harassment is one of the most hideous acts which can happen to anyone. Such act can happen to anybody regardless their gender, age, skin color or religious belief. It can also happen to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. The reported cases of sexual harassment towards LGBT community not only occur in our country but almost in all countries all over the world. Sexual harassment towards LGBT community can happen at any stages of their life starting from their children hood up to adulthood. Such harassment can also happen to LGBT community at the workplace. Due to the sexual harassment which being faced, it would be difficult for the LGBT community to carry on with their life and do changes in their life path as most people in the country hope for. Being a minority or different does not mean they can or should be subjected to sexual harassment or any improper behaviors from anyone. No one has the right to condemn or even harass a person in such a way which can put the person under constant pressure or having fear for their own life. As such, it is the object of this paper to examine closely on the issue of sexual harassment particularly towards the LGBT community. The paper analyzes the definition of LGBT and sexual harassment itself, cause and effect of sexual harassment towards LGBT community, the existing legislations in the country which can be used to prevent sexual harassment from happening not only to the LGBT community but to anyone in the country as well as identifying the best solutions or recommendations to prevent sexual harassment from happen to LGBT community

Author Biographies

Muzaffar Syah Mallow, Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Syariah & Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Yeoh Siew Peng, School Counsellor
School Counsellor

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Published
2019-12-31