Lady Shares Her Story of How The Trans Community Was Mistreated in This Shocking Incident
A Facebook status posted by an angry lawyer and activist Siti Kasim entails how the trans community in Malaysia is often mistreated. There are surprisingly many that don’t believe that transgender people should exist in the world, but then again, who are we to judge other people as long as they are happy?
Siti wrote about her shocking experience of how a happy dinner turned into a nightmare when JAWI officers flocked in and crashed the night.
Her post writes,
“I was invited by the Trans community to attend their closed door dinner last night. We were just having dinner and watching a show by the community. At around 10ish suddenly I saw a group of JAWI enforcement people standing around at the back of the room without any police presence but with the media tagging along. I asked for their warrant for entering this closed door dinner. The Maknyahs were simply having dinner and doing a show as if it is a beauty contest and each of them pretended to represent a country of their choice.
Since when it is against the law to have a show during a dinner?
In any event, if according to the officer from JAWI, the reason they are there is because there was a complaint about a purportedly ‘Beauty Contest’ going on …; if they don’t recognise these Maknyah as women, then what beauty contest are they talking about? I thought these fuckwas against beauty contest only apply to women huh? Also, please define what is a Beauty Contest? Are these so call contestants going to a Miss World representing the countries they were pretending to represent? It was a mere show you JAWI DUMBOS! It is for Charity Fund Raising!!
They blocked all exits and held all of us prisoners in the ballroom. I told them they have no right to hold us prisoners in the room. They were certainly not happy with me and shouting match ensued. If they think they can shout at me, this bitch will shout back just as hard.
Eventually some police arrived after I called them but they seem as lost. Then they disappeared and most of the guests were allowed to leave but I was told by this JAWI officer that he want to arrest me and one Maknyah who was the hostess of the dinner. I asked him under what section is he arresting me and he quoted a section in the Penal Code. I told him only the police can arrest me and he has no right to do so.
Eventually both of us were taken into the JAWI van and whilst walking to the van, one of the JAWI woman officer was pushing me from the back and I told her if she touched me again, I will sue the pants of her. She got irate and threatened to handcuffed me. I showed my hands and told her to go ahead but then they backed off. The media was snapping photos of us and told that piece of shit if they published the photo I will sue them.
We were taken to the Police Station at Dang Wangi and the JAWI officers were lodging police report in which we don’t know the content of it. I have also lodged a police report against them. When asked by my lawyer, Shashi Devan whether I am arrested, the JAWI officer got bees in his pants and shouted NO! Then, my question is why was I put in the van then? Why did he say at the Hotel that he is arresting me?
Now, what is the purpose of their raid last night? What wrong have the Maknyah done? They were in a closed door function with dinner and a show. Just having a good time and enjoying themselves. No harm were done to anyone. This is simply a persecution by these religious authorities against the Maknyah community. Haven’t they got better things to do? The way they were behaving were like hooligans, intimidating everyone with their high and mighty behaviour.
They have taken one of the Maknyah to JAWI and holding her overnight for don’t know what. When asked by the lawyers, they were defensive and there were loud verbal exchange at the police station. They have refused to allow the Maknyah to lodge a police report when it is her right to do so.
They have failed to follow proper SOP. No police were present when they entered the premises. No warrant. They have acted like bullies.
If they pursue this, rest assured we are not going to keep quiet and we will fight hard against any form of tyranny disguised under the name of religion.”