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Transsexual Women In Malaysia. Manis Chen PT Foundation. Main Issue. Legal Recognization The government, via National Registration Department do not allow changing the gender listed in the Identification Card even after the Sexually Reassignment Surgery. Impact On Transsexual Women.

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transsexual women in malaysia

Transsexual Women In Malaysia

Manis Chen

PT Foundation

main issue
Main Issue
  • Legal Recognization

The government, via National Registration Department do not allow changing the gender listed in the Identification Card even after the Sexually Reassignment Surgery

impact on transsexual women
Impact On Transsexual Women
  • No Medical Access Towards
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy
    • Feminization
  • Securing Employment
    • To gain full employment base on qualification
  • Leading A Life
    • Unable to lead a life as a person you choose to be
    • Clashing between physical self and documentation
impact on transsexual women1
Impact On Transsexual Women
  • Religious Discrimination
    • The syariie law implicate trans woman as “a man dress in woman’s clothing” – may be fine up to RM1k or 6 months in prison or both
    • Syariie law differ between each states
    • SRS has been ban, the government hospital no longer performing such procedure after a fatwa being issued on the subject
challenges
Challenges
  • Internal
    • Self acceptance by own self
    • Disunity in understanding the issue
    • Self divide among the community base on look, wealth, education, employment, etc
  • External
    • Wrongly understood by people at large
recommendation
Recommendation
  • Seeking legal redress on syariie law
    • Case in point – Jue Seremban
  • Championing / Pursuing legal action
    • Case in point – Sg Petani’s Miss G Queen
  • Intensive Advocacy Works
  • Conducting Awareness Session
  • Having Talks on gender & sexuality
  • Networking with other civil society, getting funding, professionals to help/advise/guide on legal issues, communication, empowerment etc
thank you
Thank You
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