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Siti Kasim charged for obstruction over Jawi transgender raid

Lawyer Siti Kasim today pleaded not guilty to a charge of obstructing the duties of a public servant at a Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) raid at a transgender event last year.

The activist, whose real name is Siti Zabedah Kasim, was slapped with the charge under Section 186 of the Penal Code, which concerns 'obstructing public servant in discharge of his public functions' at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Hajar Mohd Ashif said Siti Kasim had intentionally obstructed Jawi official Nor Jihan Saleh from carrying out the raid, and asked the court to not allow bail...

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