From The Associated Press via CBS NEWS:
Malaysian authorities have sent 66 Muslim schoolboys identified by teachers as effeminate to a four-day camp where they will receive counseling on masculine behavior to discourage them from being gay. They will undergo religious and motivational classes and physical guidance, said Razali Daud, the state's education director. After it ends, their teachers and parents will monitor and continue advising them.
The camp is meant "to guide them back to the right path in life before they reach a point of no return," Razali told The Associated Press. "Such effeminate behavior is unnatural and will affect their studies and their future. It is not an overnight cure," he said. "We can't force the boys to change, but we want them to know what their choices are in life. Some effeminate boys end up as a transvestite or a homosexual, but we want to do our best to limit this."
Gay Malaysians say they face discrimination from government policies such as a law that makes sodomy punishable by 20 years in prison. The law is seldom and selectively enforced, but some states also impose jail terms for public cross-dressing.
COMMENT: Jesus, honest mate, it wasn't worth it. You should have stuck with the carpentry and had lots of sex. We were, and still are, just not worth it.
Thanks to Rick for sending in this report.