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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Police: No mention of sexual assault in Sajat's report against Jais

The police said there was no mention of sexual assault in Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman's report against the Selangor Islamic Department (Jais) back in January.

Selangor police chief Arjunaidi Mohamed said the police only received a report that Sajat was assaulted by Jais officers while being investigated by them.

"We opened an investigation under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.

"There was no mention of any sexual assault or molest in the police report," Arjunaidi was quoted as saying by The Star.

In an interview with the New York Times, Sajat alleged she was assaulted and molested while being questioned by Jais in January.

She claimed that at least three men kicked her, pinned her down, and groped her breasts.

Sajat was later arrested and charged in the Syariah Court on the same day before being placed in a detention facility for men.

The interview, which was published yesterday, 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.

Sajat, who is a transperson, fled to Thailand last month after Malaysian authorities issued an arrest warrant for her failure to attend a Syariah Court hearing.

She was detained by Thai immigration in Bangkok after the Malaysian government voided her passport.

Sajat eventually fled to Australia while holding a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) card. - Mkini

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