Malaysia News | Artists & LGBT

Malaysian film banned for LGBT and government-mocking storylines
  • Banglasia, directed by Malaysian YouTube star Namewee, was banned by the government for “mocking national security issues” and highlighting “negative sociocultural lifestyles such as lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBT).”
  • The film focuses on a diverse group of people overcoming their differences and took comedic aim at controversial political events from Malaysia’s history.
  • A Kickstarter campaign to recoup lost finances and secure an Internet release for the film stalled.

Read more:
Ministry: ‘Banglasia’ film banned for ridiculing national security, promoting LGBT” (The Malay Mail)
Malaysian film promoting LBGT rights banned for ‘mocking national security’” (The Guardian)
Banglasia trailer (YouTube)