MARUAH’s comments on verbal abuse incident

5 October 2012

Bus captain in trouble for insulting a transgender woman

MARUAH applauds Ms. Leona Lo for taking action against the SBS bus driver who verbally abused her because of her sexual orientation. Discrimination of any form is unacceptable and it is important that they are reported and addressed immediately.

Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states

“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with…attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”

MARUAH commends Ms. Leona Lo for handling the situation with grace and for her efforts in raising awareness of the struggles faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.