Manama: A lawmaker demanded that the government immediately deny entry to homosexuals to eliminate indecency in Bahraini society.

Brotherhood MP Mohammad Khalid told Gulf News on Sunday the government should implement a parliamentary proposal approved early this year by the Lower House on the issue.

He also called upon the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to closely monitor saloons and massage parlours.

The lawmaker also urged the Vice Police to interfere and deport homosexuals involved in illegal activities, as well as intensify punishments for students involved in homosexuality.

“We have asked the government to find mechanisms to deal with local and expatriate homosexuals and problems caused by them,” Khalid said.


The lawmaker warned of the effect of homosexuals on the social stability, especially the negative impacts of prostitution and sexual diseases.

He said that many male salons and massage shops were promoting prostitution and warned of the increase in cases of sexually transmitted diseases such as Aids.

Khalid also demanded joint efforts to tackle the cross-dressing common at girls’ schools, while highlighting indecency of cross-dressing females and their violent behaviour towards colleagues and teachers.