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posted Friday, December 16, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 50

Gay Malaysian Man's Wedding in Ireland Sparks Fury at Home, Government Action
Ariff Alfian Rosli, a Malaysian national who has been studying in Ireland for eight years, is under fire from his home country after photos were published showing his wedding to his civil partner (identified only as Jonathan) at Dublin City Hall, the Irish Times reports:

The pictures were published on the front pages of some local newspapers and have been the source of criticism from numerous political groups in Malaysia, where same-sex sexual relationships are illegal and punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The Malaysian police have been urged by Muslim groups to investigate the issue on the basis that Mr Rosli has failed to adhere to the country's Islamic laws. The controversy has prompted the Malaysian prime minister's office to issue a statement pledging to investigate the matter.

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http://www.towleroad.com/2011/12/gay-malaysian-mans-wedding-in-ireland-sparks-fury-at-home-government-action.html

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