Malaysian police says tomboy protests are security threat

Tomboy protests a security threat: Malaysia police | Lifestyle | Reuters

Malaysia’s police, who have recently cracked down on dissident bloggers and broken up anti-government demonstrations, say that protests over an edict against Muslim women wearing trousers are a security threat.

Mainly Muslim Malaysia’s National Fatwa Council recently issued a religious ruling that wearing trousers was un-Islamic.

It said that, by wearing trousers, young girls risked becoming “tomboys” who became sexually active.

That move triggered small protests later from two non-Muslim non-government organizations — Katagender and Food-not-Bombs.

“I’m warning them and will take stern action as it involves national security,” Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan told reporters on Thursday, according to the state-run Bernama news agency.

Malaysia frowns on oral and gay sex, describing them as against the order of nature. Under civil law, offenders — male and female — can be jailed for up to 20 years, caned or fined.

As well as women in trousers, the Fatwa Council is considering barring Muslims from practicing yoga.

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