Nur Sajat became wanted in Malaysia after she missed a shariah court hearing in February this year, for a blasphemy charge under Section 10(a) of the Shariah Crimes (State of Selangor) Enactment 1995.
Commenting about Malaysia: “Kita dah cerai dah, dah cerai dah, dah talak tiga dah.” “Maaflah kita dah tak boleh bersatu kembali.”
Translated from Malay: “We’re divorced, we’re divorced, we’re divorced three times.” “I’m sorry we can’t be reunited.” (referring ti Malaysia)
Nur Sajat says already in Australia, suggests never returning to Malaysia
Mon, 18 October 2021, 5:10 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Transgender cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman revealed today that she was already in Australia where she is seeking political asylum from Malaysia.
In a video posted on Instagram, Nur Sajat also asked her critics to leave her to her own religious beliefs.
She also hinted that she was leaving Malaysia permanently, using the Malay phrase “cerai talak tiga” for irreversible divorce.
She said that she was now under Covid-19 quarantine in Australia and would meet with an agent for her employment matters.
Sajat explained that she chose Australia as the country could “accept Sajat and Sajat is free.”
“What else do we want? We want freedom. So, human rights here, it is very important. They (Australia) really prioritise human rights. I don’t want anything, I just want human rights,” she said.
Nur Sajat also claimed to have liquidated all her business interests in the country and was looking forward to resettling in Australia where she hoped to provide opportunities for other Malaysians.
“Please respect me as a human being. That’s all,” she added.
Last month, Nur Sajat was reportedly detained in Bangkok, Thailand, by the country’s Immigration authorities who were acting on a request from their Malaysian counterparts.
The Royal Malaysia Police had been working to secure her extradition from Thailand.
A well-known entrepreneur wanted in Malaysia on blasphemy charges revealed to her fans today that she is in Sydney, Australia.
The 36-year-old transgender businesswoman, known for selling beauty products, went live on TikTok for the first time since running to Bangkok earlier this year after Malaysian Islamic authorities accused her of insulting Islam. In her livestream, Sajat told fans that she was in the Sydney suburb of Canterbury city, where she was looking forward to starting afresh, including continuing her business there.
“I don’t need to repent because I did not do anything wrong,” she said to social conservatives telling her to change her ways during her livestream.
Sajat reportedly applied for refugee status with the United Nations and is seeking asylum in Australia after her passport was canceled amid attempts by Malaysian authorities to extradite her. Speaking from what looked like a hotel room, Sajat told her followers that she does not plan on returning to Malaysia for fear of being caught by the Selangor Islamic authorities, or JAIS, who deployed around 120 officers in February to find her after she failed to turn up in court.
She had been due to appear at a hearing after a distressed Sajat secretly filmed herself handcuffed and in the custody of JAIS officers.
Sajat was accused of wearing a pink dress and floral headscarf while doing charity work at a local religious school in 2018.
Her two children, known as Syaza and Syahmi, were in the care of her parents, she said today. She did not respond to questions asking to see her UNHCR card but showed viewers a brown envelope with an Australian Embassy logo on it, without revealing its contents. She also mentioned plans to open a store in the city to sell her girdles, among other things.