Pelangi Campaign president quits DAPSY post

 |Jul 12, 2017
File pic credit Facebook Numan Afifi.

KUALA LUMPUR: After courting controversy for organising a breaking fast function under a gay rights group, Subang DAP Socialist Youth (DAPSY) publicity secretary Numan Afifi has reportedly resigned from the position.

Speaking to Malay Mail Online, Numan said he left of his own accord on June 15.

Numan, who is the founding president of Pelangi Campaign, however claimed that DAP did not sanction him over the breaking fast event organised by the group.

“I think for the cause I’m doing, I don’t want it to be affected by politics. So I think it’s best for the activism I’m doing to not be influenced by politics,” Numan who remains as a DAP member, was quoted as saying by the newsportal.

The breaking of fast event which was held on June 10, according to Numan was held to remember those killed during a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida last year.

It was also organised to ‘unite Malaysians’.

The Pelangi Campaign, according to their Twitter page, is an initiative for equality and human rights, in which they ‘envision a Malaysia where LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning) people are ensured equality at home, at work and in every communit’. – MO