In keeping with experiences by MalaysiaKini, the press secretary for the newly-minted Youth and Sports activities Minister is alleged to be Numan Afifi, who upon a google search, one will discover was as soon as the organizer for the notorious ‘Homosexual Iftar‘. This has since prompted many divisive opinions concerning the appointment.
Nonetheless in response to the controversy, Minister of Youth and Sports activities, Syed Saddiq has since come out to say that each one positions within the Youth and Sports activities Ministry is but to be confirmed.
Nonetheless, many netizens have identified that previous to his statements, Numan’s title was listed within the web site’s listing as a particular officer.
On the time of writing, the one names that make an look on the Youth and Sports activities web site to this point are these:
Supply: KBS Portal
When Numan was approached by FMT, he instructed them that he was solely serving to the minister with press issues as a result of Syed was nonetheless searching for workers to hitch his staff, making him non permanent till the roles are confirmed.
Hakam secretary-general Lim Wei Jiet had made a press release reported by The Star on the seventh of July, in full assist of Afifi saying “No individual must be denied alternatives in employment and profession development, be it throughout the public or non-public sphere, on grounds of sexual orientation.”
Netizens are divided of their opinions. Many who’re extra of a conservative nature assume Afifi shouldn’t be given this function, whereas some assume his sexual orientation is secondary to an individual’s abilities to do the job:
This has since introduced up an fascinating dialog amongst Malaysians. Is it acceptable to have a member of the LGBT group working with the federal government? Ought to somebody’s sexual orientation issue into their appointment? How the Muar MP responds to those questions will most actually set the tone going ahead into our new Malaysia.
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