Raiding watch store over LGBT symbol will isolate Malaysia, say groups

THE raids by the Home Ministry at Swiss watchmaker Swatch outlets following the release of its “Pride Collection” timepieces bearing the rainbow flag, which associated with the lesbian, gay and transgender bisexual (LGBT) movement, will isolate Malaysia from the eyes of the world, local LGBT advocates said.

They also described the government’s action as showing intolerance towards sexual diversity and exposing LGBT individuals to more discrimination and harm.