Aiseyman! Is SDP’s Damanhuri Abas pro-LGBT or anti-LGBT?!

Aiseyman! This elections, the SDP is coming back with a bang siol~ Contesting in 2 GRCs and SMCs, they look set to give the PAP a good run for their money in the West and North-Western parts of Singapore.

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But let's take a closer look at one of their Malay-Muslim candidates running in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC - Mr Damanhuri Bin Abas.

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Mr Damanhuri is representing a party that believes in the values of democracy, pluralism, diversity. In line with their party values, SDP is also one of the few courageous parties that have come out in support of the repeal of Section 377A that criminalises gay sex because they are against discrimination by race, religion and sexual orientation.

Mr Damanhuri himself has also said that he believes in a society where everyone is treated as equals.

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Yet on the other hand, Mr Damanhuri is not a proponent of equal rights for LGBT because he thinks that Section 377A should not be repealed! He even had a hand in drafting the FMSA statement supporting NUS professor Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied when he dehumanised lesbians by describing them as 'diseases' and 'cancers' of society.

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So which is which Mr Damanhuri? You cannot simply make such a big statement to say that you support equality, you will fight against the discrimination of Hijabi Muslimahs and Malay-Muslims in the military, but you yourself discriminate against the LGBT community!

How are you going to reconcile SDP's efforts in repealing Section 377A with your own beliefs against alternative sexual orientation?

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