JAIS warns Nur Sajat not to escalate issue internationally

by | Nov 26, 2021 | THE GRAPEVINE | 0 comments

Nur Sajat has been warned to not make the government’s witch-hunt over her an international discussion.

Nur Sajat in an interview with the BBC said, “Before social media existed, our transgender community has always been oppressed in Malaysia.”

Now with her being a social media celebrity, she believes the Islamic authorities in the country had come after her due to her bolstering career.

When addressing her clothing choice while performing her pilgrimage in Mecca she explained, “I could not do it in the way (some people) want. I have to be myself.”

Sajat also mentioned that in January next year she will be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

JAIS director Datuk Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad had sent out a warning to Sajat to not make it an international issue. He claimed no one is threatening her, especially staff from the Islamic authorities.

The public is still supporting Sajat and her ambitious effort to change the idea of transgenders in Malaysia.

Wunpei Lim said, “It’s a known fact that the authorities persecute the LGBT community. She has a right to speak out.”

Looking at how Sajat is silenced in the nation on her plight, she has a great opportunity to share her story across the world.

“Malaysia can be famous again for yet another negative news,” he said.