PETALING JAYA: Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi caused ripples in Germany after making a remark about homosexuality.
"Homosexuality? I don’t think we have such a thing in our country. "I cannot answer whether it's safe or not," he was quoted as saying by Berlin daily Berliner Morgenpost.
Mohamaddin, who was in Germany this month for the ITB Berlin travel fair, was answering a question from a reporter who asked if Malaysia was a safe destination for homosexuals.
Last July, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, who's the Minister in charge of Islamic Affairs, said the laws were clear that homosexual activities were prohibited in the country.
Mohamaddin and his press secretary could not be contacted at the time of writing.