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Nur Sajat arrives in Australia, seeking asylum
Published on: Monday, October 18, 2021
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Nut Sajat, who is now in Australia, says she is free and wants to be left alone. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: Cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat, who fled to Thailand after being charged in court for dressing in women’s clothes, is now in Australia and is seeking asylum from Malaysia, she has revealed.

According to the Malay Mail, citing a video posted on Instagram, Sajat also asked her critics to leave her to her own religious beliefs, adding that she was leaving Malaysia permanently.

She also said she was now under Covid-19 quarantine in Australia and would meet with an agent for employment. Sajat said she chose Australia because the country prioritised human rights, adding that she was now free.

“What else do we want? We want freedom. So, human rights are important here. They (Australia) really prioritise human rights. I don’t want anything, I just want human rights,” she said.

Sajat also said she had liquidated all her business interests in Malaysia and was looking forward to providing more opportunities to other Malaysians once she settles in.

“Please respect me as a human being. That’s all,” she added.

Last month, CID director Abd Jalil Hassan said police, the foreign ministry and the attorney-general’s office were making efforts to bring Sajat back from Thailand.

In a news conference, during which he referred to Sajat by her formal name, Jalil said Malaysia recommended that Sajat “return to the country in a good way to face the cases”.

Sajat is wanted in the country for several criminal offences, including intimidation and obstructing civil servants from carrying out their duties, as well as name and gender change fraud.

An arrest warrant was issued against Sajat for failing to appear at the Shah Alam Syariah High Court in Selangor for re-mention over the charge of dressing in women’s clothes.

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