Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest ­offering US$1,000 cash prizes to explain how to “prevent” homosexuality have agreed to remove offensive wording. Photo: AFP Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest ­offering US$1,000 cash prizes to explain how to “prevent” homosexuality have agreed to remove offensive wording. Photo: AFP
Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest ­offering US$1,000 cash prizes to explain how to “prevent” homosexuality have agreed to remove offensive wording. Photo: AFP

‘We hope they keep their word’: Malaysian officials promise to remove offensive phrasing from gay prevention contest

Contestants were invited to submit a video addressing categories, including “gender confusion”, and suggest how these could be “prevented or controlled”

Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest ­offering US$1,000 cash prizes to explain how to “prevent” homosexuality have agreed to remove offensive wording. Photo: AFP Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest ­offering US$1,000 cash prizes to explain how to “prevent” homosexuality have agreed to remove offensive wording. Photo: AFP
Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest ­offering US$1,000 cash prizes to explain how to “prevent” homosexuality have agreed to remove offensive wording. Photo: AFP
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