The Education Ministry had endorsed "guidelines" to help parents to identify gay and lesbian "symptoms" in their children so they can take early corrective measurements.
The guidelines list four symptoms each of gays and lesbians:
Symptoms of gays:
-Have a muscular body and like to show their body by wearing
-V-neck and sleeveless clothes;
-Prefer tight and light-coloured clothes;
- Attracted to men; and
- Like to bring big handbags, similar to those used by women, when hanging out.
Symptoms of lesbians:
- Attracted to women;
- Besides their female companions, they will distance themselves from other women;
- Like to hang out, have meals and sleep in the company of women; and
- Have no affection for men.
"Once the children have these symptoms, immediate attention should be given," the guidelines warn.
According to Sin Chew Daily, the guidelines published by Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd and Putrajaya Consultative Council of Parents and Teachers Associations, and endorsed by the Education Ministry, were launched during a seminar in Penang yesterday.
The seminar on "Parenting in addressing the issue of LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders)" was organised by Yayasan Guru Malaysia Bhd and officiated by Deputy Education Minister Mohd Puad Zarkashi.
Self-explanatory, I guess, and they had the audacity to "approve and circulate and publish" the above as part of Education Ministry guidelines, or endorsed by the Education Ministry. Firstly, by saying the above, we can confirm you have NO IDEA who/what gays and lesbians are. To me, the guidelines is like saying a person with a goatee is of Islam religion - you like that guideline too?
The guidelines are so wrong on so many levels. Instead of trying to understand and have "1 Malaysia", we are creating distance, marginalisation and isolation and discrimination by singling out - why, pray tell? Don't you have enough problems living your own life instead of bothering with other people's lifestyles and values.
Symptoms, they had the gall to call them symptoms ... They ARE NOT DISEASES!!! I will give you a real symptom ... the guideline document above, ... now that's a symptom of a major u-know-what!