Malaysia: Back to square one for trans women

Transgender community continues to fight transphobic legal system in Malaysia.

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Back to square one for transgenders as Federal Court overturns landmark ruling on Shariah law

That was how the Malay Mail Online summed up today’s court reversal for trans women.

Palace of Justice in Patrajaya, Malaysia Palace of Justice in Patrajaya, Malaysia

As the New Straits Times reported:

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has reversed a Court of Appeal declaration of unconstitutionality against Negri Sembilan’s anti-cross-dressing law for men.

A five-man panel headed by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif ruled that the legal challenge against Section 66 of the Syariah Criminal (Negri Sembilan) Enactment 1992 was void from the very beginning ….

The panel ruled that this was because the legal challenge — initially filed at the Seremban High Court — should have instead been filed straight to the Federal Court.

Despite the defeat, the Malaysian trans advocacy organization Justice for Sisters cited achievements that were made in the course of the legal…

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