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Malaysia Bans Swatch Watches for Propagating LGBTQ

Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian authorities have issued a ban on Swatch watches and accessories that endorse LGBTQ propaganda, asserting that these products could potentially have adverse effects on moral values and public well-being. Malaysia, a country with a Muslim-majority population, criminalizes homosexuality,

The watches featured the acronym ‘LGBTQ’, which led to their confiscation. The home ministry has now extended the ban, stating that any references to LGBTQ issues on Swatch products, including watches, boxes, wrappers, and accessories, are prohibited.

The ministry elaborated, “Swatch products fall under the Prohibition Order due to their promotion, support, and normalization of the LGBTQ+ movement, which goes against the general sentiment in Malaysia, potentially causing harm to morality, public interest, and the state’s well-being.”

The consequences for selling or possessing the prohibited items include imprisonment for up to three years and fines of up to 20,000 ringgit.

Amidst the influence of Western pressure and the global LGBTQ agenda to normalize Malaysia has remained resolute in preserving its Islamic identity and resisting the normalization of LGBTQ propaganda within its borders.

In recent times, Western countries and international organizations have been determined to push the LGBTQ agenda on a global scale. Many non-Western societies perceive this forceful attempt by Western countries and organizations to impose Western preferences on non-Westerners as a contemporary manifestation of colonialism, often referred to as cultural imperialism. This push often collides with the traditional beliefs and practices upheld in Muslim-majority countries like Malaysia, where Islamic teachings play a significant role in shaping societal norms and laws.