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Malaysian Religious Authority poised to Increase Persecution of Trans People

Malaysian Religious Authority poised to Increase Persecution of Trans People

The Malaysian government intends to make harsher the draconian laws that target the Transgender community. Transgender Malaysian are currently subject to arbitrary arrest, imprisonment, and state-mandated beatings but this is far worse. This Month Malaysia entered a nationwide lockdown giving the military the power of unwarranted arrest. The lockdown which ends in August also allows […]

Siti Kassim acquitted of charges she obstructed Islamist’s transgender raid

Siti Kassim acquitted of charges she obstructed Islamist’s transgender raid

The Magistrate’s Court acquitted attorney Siti Kasim who was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) officer during a now-infamous 2016 raid on a transgender dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Siti Kassim was one of two who were detained by Jawi at a dinner she was attending benefiting the […]

Malaysian official gives Islamists “full license” to act against trans people

Malaysian official gives Islamists “full license” to act against trans people

Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, Minister of religious affairs has given “full license” to authorities at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) to take action against the transgender community. “It is not just about arrests,” Al-Bakri said “but also to provide religious education so that the transgender community will “return to the right path”. Think tank […]

UAE Deports Intersex German and Saudi man for sexual encounter

UAE Deports Intersex German and Saudi man for sexual encounter

A highly suspect news article from the United Arab Emirates reports that an intersex German and a Saudi man were ‘caught’ having sex in Dubai and deported. News sources in UAE should be considered suspect not because of any doubt of the intent of the publisher, but due to the government’s iron-fisted control of media […]

Malaysian Transgender fundraiser invaded by Islamists, kidnapping two

Malaysian Transgender fundraiser invaded by Islamists, kidnapping two

A heartbreaking video has emerged showing hundreds of transgender women running in terror with Malaysian Islamists giving chase. This happened at an upscale Hotel in  Kuala Lumpur last weekend where the community was holding a dinner and fundraiser. One of the guests at the dinner, attorney Siti kassim, was detained and held illegally overnight by the […]

Malaysian federal court allows Islamic case against transgender people to go forward

Malaysian federal court allows Islamic case against transgender people to go forward

On June 8th, 2014 sixteen Malaysian transgender women were arrested under sharia law which “bans any male person who, in any public place, wears a woman’s attire or poses as a woman.” The arrest of these women focused the world’s attention to the country’s anti-transgender sharia law which is enforced in some of the states […]

Malaysian Trans People Leap Forward With Their First Political Appointee

Malaysian Trans People Leap Forward With Their First Political Appointee

In possibly a Malaysian political first, a transgender woman Hazreen Shaik Daud, has been appointed as political secretary to DAP’s Tanjung Bungah state assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu. The decision’s received backlash but Hazreen’s determined to help “Ubah” or change the mindsets of the public toward her community. Malaysia has become known as a very hostile […]