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Sharia Law

Malaysia uses a dual law system. For Muslims – independent of holding a Malaysian citizenship or not – the Islamic (sharia) law applies.

Please make yourself familiar with the arising consequences.


Homosexuality and homosexual acts are criminalized as part of sodomy legislation. Homosexuality and homosexual acts can lead to punishments including fines, prison sentences of up to twenty year and corporal punishment. In addition to the secular law additional charges from the Islamic court may apply for Muslims.


Be aware that gender segregation laws may apply (e.g. shared rooms, public transport).


The GAPS Initiative takes no responsibility or liability for the correctness of the information provided.

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