The Ministry of Health has indicated on its website that it would offer about $1,000 for the best video clip of "prevention" against same-sex attraction.
According to AFP, the ministry themed the contest as "Value Yourself, Healthy Lifestyle Practice," which aims to educate the public about "prevention, control and how to get help" for LGBT people. The videos must also address the "issues and consequences" of "gender confusion".
Malaysia's deputy director-general of health Lokman Hakim Sulaiman defends the contest believing that it promotes "healthy lifestyle" among young people.
It is obvious, and activist Pang Khee Teik pointed it out, that the Malaysian government is trying to sow doubt in people's minds that being LGBTQ is an illness and not something natural.
Teik said: "The very fact that they lump LGBT people under a category called 'gender confusion' shows that the authorities are very much confused themselves. It is mind-blowing that a government agency wants the whole country to be sucked into its confluence of confusion."
Also, Malaysia recently asked Disney to cut the too-queer moment in the live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast", which the company refused to do.
A few years ago, the country had censored Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" by removing all the lyrics promoting the LGBTQ community for these broadcasts on the radio.