KUALA LUMPUR: A Malay group accused AmBank Holdings Bhd (AMMB) of conspiring with a US-based insurance firm to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and agendas among Muslims here,today.
The claim was made by Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Azwanddin Hamzah, after AMMB chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim had announced a partnership with Metlife International Holdings Incorporated (Metlife) in December last year, which he said involved AmBank insurance subsidiaries AmLife and AmFamily Takaful Berhad.
â€œMetLife is an insurance company which has unabashedly promoted and supported the LGBT lifestyle and which is stated in AmLifeâ€™s news bulletin published in April 2014.”.
â€œOn the last page of the news bulletin, it is stated that MetLife has received the award for â€˜best places to work for LGBT 2013â€™ through a 2013 human rights campaign,â€ he told reporters at a news conference here.
Azwanddin then showed photocopies of the said news bulletin, claiming this showed â€œan evil agendaâ€ to provoke and secretly introduce cultures and teachings which went against the Islamic teachings.”
â€œWe are calling for a nationwide boycott, and we are urging Bank Negara to consider revoking (Ambankâ€™s) Islamic Takaful licence,â€ he added.
Azwanddin added JMM would be distributing one million flyers to alert the public on the issue and to launch the boycott if the company failed to issue a clarification statement.MYNEWSHUB