Transgender entrepreneur Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman claimed that she was touched on her breasts and private parts while being arrested by Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) officers back in January.
Sajat provided a detailed account of her experience in JAIS’s detention to The New York Times (NYT), in which she alleged at least three officers kicked, pinned her down and fondled her during the arrest.
The article which was published yesterday (20 Oct), claimed that Sajat’s mother witnessed the assault and confronted one officer asking how pious Muslims could do something like this. The officer purportedly responded that Sajat was a man so it was fine.
“They think it is justified to touch my private part and my breasts because they perceive me as a male person. They didn’t treat me with any compassion or humanity,” said Sajat.
Sajat was then arrested and charged in the Shariah Court on the same day before being…