Pop star Denise Ho denied Malaysia permit ‘over LGBTQ views’

Hong Kong pop star Denise Ho says she has been denied a performance permit in Malaysia over her views on gay rights.

Denise Ho

Denise Ho, who is openly gay and outspoken on LGBTQ issues, had been scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur in April.

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A Malaysian government minister did not confirm why her permit was declined, but told journalists that performances had to comply with “local values”.

Homosexual activity is illegal in Malaysia under both secular and religious laws.

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