Protest against interfering Aussie lawmakersPeaceful Protest. In the land of OZ, buggery was a crime once upon a time, but now it's OK for consenting adults to bugger each other Down Under. Mind you, though, this was a recent phenomenon - Tasmania was the last state to de-criminalize sodomy in 1997, just before Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy Part I trial. Tasmania went on to become the first jurisdiction to recognize same-sex couples.
Wednesday 17 Feb 2010, 10 am
at the Australian High Commission, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur
Who should attend?
Any bugger may attend.
The action of the 50-or-so Australian lawmakers last week demanding Malaysia stop the Anwar vs Saiful sodomy trial could be seen as a show of support for Anwar or - and I think this is more the case - a collective effort to put pressure on a country where sodomy is "shamefully" (says the Washington Post here) still a crime.
I'm not sure who the organisers of this Wednesday's "peaceful protest" is but Bujai was the first to blog about it h e r e. Malaysian lawmakers have also expressed their objection to the the Aussie MPs' interference.