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Malaysian Trans Woman Dies After Government Rejects Application to Change Her Gender

Malaysia's trans community is speaking out following the death of Aleesha Farhana, a young Muslim who made headlines after her application to the government to change the gender on her national ID card, Indian Express reports:

Farhana Mohd Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz (25) shot into limelight after the Kuala Terengganu High Court rejected his application to change his gender and name to Aleesha Farhana in the national identity card, Malaysian news agency Bernama reported.

Aziz was admitted to a hospital at Kuala Terengganu, about 500 kilometers northeast of Kuala Lumpur, yesterday after experiencing heart problems and low blood pressure, it said. Doctors said that he was suffering from unstable chest pains associated with heart disease. The youth had undergone a sex change operation in Thailand in 2009.

Free Malaysia Today adds:

The passing of Aleesha Farhana over the weekend has sparked off a call from Malaysia’s trans community for the government and media to end all forms of discrimination against them.

In a statement signed by 17 NGOs and 600 individuals, the trans community condemned [High Court judge, Yazid Mustafa]’s decision as inconsistent with a precedent set in 2005 when a similar application was granted to a mak nyah.

The community said they believe that Aleesha died from severe depression after her application was rejected and urged the court to give her the justice she sought.

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  1. Sounds suspicious to me.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 1, 2011 11:07:28 AM


  2. How awful, for a Transwoman to be disrespected in death by being called "he". How awful that Transfolk have to suffer this insane birth certificate bullsh*t. And how awful, that Aleesha felt she couldn't be a legitimate woman without undergoing "sex change" butchery. The trauma may have contributed to her heart problems.

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Aug 1, 2011 12:44:38 PM


  3. She died from "severe depression"? Give me a break. If you're that emotionally fragile you have bigger problems than what your ID card says.

    Posted by: Jmac | Aug 1, 2011 2:26:28 PM


  4. JMAC—got empathy? Didn't think so.

    Posted by: David R. | Aug 1, 2011 5:51:25 PM


  5. Malaysia cannot afford to subsidize gender dysphoria with funded genital disfigurement.

    And you shouldn't waste what few medical dollars you have in the last few weeks of life. Good call, Kuala Lumpur!

    Posted by: Absolut Boi | Aug 1, 2011 6:52:34 PM


  6. Miss Stuffed Animal said: "How awful, for a Transwoman to be disrespected in death by being called "he". And how awful, that Aleesha felt she couldn't be a legitimate woman without undergoing "sex change" butchery."

    After reading your comments, I felt disrespected four or five different ways. HOW AWFUL that YOU refuse to stop bashing trans sisters such as Ashley Love and Autumn Sandeen! HOW AWFUL that YOU continue to attempt erasure of our own self identified trans narratives! HOW AWFUL that YOU refuse to cease your obscene, hateful and sexist attacks of Taylor, Pam, Autumn and Ashley!

    Wearing a women's wig and makeup in a profile pic but bashing trans women is a tragic case of passive aggressive self hatred! Let go of the hate speech! Lay down the master's tools! Acknowledge your own plushie/furry transgender identity. And while you're at it, avoid shame-based self-sabotage and put some new material in your act, sugah.

    Posted by: Cognitive Dissonance | Aug 2, 2011 12:13:36 AM


  7. @ ABSOLUT BOI: put down the vodka. It's not making you a better person.

    Posted by: David R. | Aug 2, 2011 2:48:51 AM



  8. How awful, that Transfolk have to suffer this insane birth certificate bullsh*t. And how awful, that Aleesha felt she couldn't be a legitimate woman without undergoing "sex change" butchery. The trauma may have contributed to her heart problems.

    Posted by: Rajesh kannaa | Sep 10, 2011 11:14:51 PM


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