A Malaysian transgender entrepreneur who received asylum status in Australia after fleeing religious authorities in her native country posted a special thank you to Thailand for hosting her while her asylum request was processed.
“Kap kun kap Thailand ka,” Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruz Zaman, better known as Nur Sajat, wrote on her Twitter page on Tuesday.
Attached to her post was a message by a Thai news reporter who said that she has reached Australia.
She also wrote “Good Morning universe!!! Now Im freedom yaaaahoooo” on October 18.
Nur Sajat, 36, has been on the run from Malaysian authorities since February this year after she was charged by religious high courts for violating the country’s Shariah Laws by dressing up as a woman.
The cosmetic entrepreneur said that she also received death threats in Malaysia after announcing that she would be leaving Islam.
She was arrested in Bangkok for immigration offenses on September 8 and was released on bail with a surety of 66,000 baht.
She was reportedly waiting to be resettled in a third country, having applied for and being granted refugee status with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
By : Erich Parpart – THAI ENQUIRER