Syariah transgender law against cross-dressing still legal

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 8 Oct 2015, 10:00 am

The Federal Court today set aside, on grounds of technicality, the decisions of the Court of Appeal and High Court in Seremban on the Negeri Sembilan transgender case related to cross-dressing by three transgenders.

With this, the impugned state law, Section 66 of the Negeri Sembilan Syariah Offences Enactment which bars cross-dressing of males as females, remains legal.

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