The Anwar Saga: Sexuality and Politics in Contemporary Malaysia

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This paper begins by exploring the factorscontributing to the ultimate repeal of sodomylaws in the US and Australia, as well as thefactors militating against the repeal of suchlaws in Malaysia. The paper then goes on toargue that sodomy laws in Malaysia should berepealed for the same reasons they have beenrepealed in the US and Australia. By focusingon one specific example of the deployment ofsodomy laws within Malaysia to produce particular political outcomes, this paper examines the way in which issues concerning homosexuality often become entangled with political process. 
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-197
Number of pages10
JournalGay and Lesbian Issues Psychology Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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