State treatment of transgender women foments impunity - rights group

Alyaa Alhadjri

Modified 13 Jan 2021, 11:32 am

The state's reaction towards transgender women will contribute to the level of impunity in cases against them, said lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights group Justice for Sisters.

Its researcher Thilaga Sulathireh said in Malaysia, transgender people are subjected to criminalisation and non-recognition of their gender identity and expression.

This had led to incidents such as what allegedly occurred during the recent arrest of cosmetic millionaire Nur Sajat... 

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