Remember Ariff Alfian Rosli who kahwin sejenis to his lover Jonathan in Dublin back in the year 2011?
Ariff Alfian Rosli was a Petronas sponsored student.
It was reported Petronas stopped sponsoring Ariff Alfian in 2009, and was demanding repayment for the RM890,000 it paid for his education in Ireland.
The Malaysia Muslim community was outraged over Ariff Alfian Rosli’s shameful and sinful act of kahwin sejenis (same-sex marriage).
There was even a newly setup Facebook group who called themselves,“The Campaign to Bring Ariff Alfian Rosli Home to Malaysia to Save His Faith”.
Ariff Alfian Rosli Kahwin Sejenis With Jonathan
The big brouhaha started after pictures of the so-called “missing Malaysian student” Ariff Alfian Rosli’s controversial civil union appeared on the Internet.
He was seen wearing a black baju Melayu with kain samping.
As reported, the then-28 year-old Ariff Alfian left for Dublin eight years ago on a Petronas scholarship.
Ariff Alfian Rosli denied that he had “gone missing” as reported.
He told the press that both Irish and Malaysian authorities have been aware for several years that he was legally residing there.
Ariff even said that he was in regular contact with most of his family, accept with his father, retired naval officer Rosli Haron, since they fell out in 2009.
This Malay-Muslim man from Malaysia also denied claims he had converted out of Islam.
Ariff Alfian Rosli said that his faith is unshaken and that he would remain as a Muslim until the day he dies.
Talking about controversial Malaysian perkahwinan se-jenis news, we have Malaysian pastor marriage, Ouyang Wen Feng and his African-American partner Phineas Newborn III.
Then there was another case in the year 2008.
A Malaysian man who was Montreal resident, Kulenthiran Amirthalingam and his Muslim gay partner.
He persuaded Immigration Minister Diane Finley to grant him a ministerial certificate to allow him to stay in Canada; to avoid being deported to Malaysia, for fear of be thrown in prison, because he is gay.
But after the judge declared his homosexuality was not credible, Kulenthiran Amirthalingam was sent back to Malaysia.
Just back in 2018, two Malay Muslim women were caned six times each, for attempting “forbidden act” under Islamic law in Terengganu.
In May 2020, a Malaysian man has launched the country’s first legal challenge against Islamic laws against this so-called “unnatural act“.