Four get leave to challenge law barring cross-dressing

In what is believed to be a test constitutional case involving the transgender community, the Seremban High Court today granted leave (permission) to four applicants to challenge a syariah law barring them from dressing as females.

Justice Rosnaini Saub, in her decision granting leave, recognised that the matter involved various constitutional issues.

The four applicants, who are working as bridal make-up artists, identify themselves as women and dress as women.

Four transsexual who works in Seremban as bridal make-up artists claimed that they had been arrested, assaulted, sexually molested, battered and subjected to degrading treatment by Negeri Sembilan Islamic religious enforcers in March 2010.

Video by Citizen Journalist,  Komallam Ramachandran