Malaysia – Despite the fact that transgender businesswoman Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman was given refuge in Australia, the authorities have maintained their determination to pursue her extradition.
According to reports, Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department Director Commissioner Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan has not yet been publicly notified of her whereabouts in Australia.
According to them, while they have not received official confirmation that Nur Sajat is in Australia, they may infer this from recent social media comments.
Abd Jalil was quoted as saying in a story by The Star that officially, no confirmation has been received from their embassies and that they will seek extradition in accordance with Australian law.
The senior officer also said that investigations into Nur Sajat’s charges of molestation by Selangor religious officials after her imprisonment earlier this year are still underway.
He stated that they will look into this thoroughly, pushing Nur Sajat to return home on her own will, stating that doing so would enhance police investigations into her abuse claims.
The transgender businesswoman has been pursued by religious authorities and local media for the last several years owing to her gender identification and popularity on social media.
Earlier this year, she reportedly entered Bangkok, Thailand, to avoid a court hearing on allegations of allegedly insulting Islam by wearing feminine apparel while holding a religious event.
The police subsequently verified this, stating that extradition attempts had been launched with their Thai counterparts and that her image had been circulated to border control officials as early as March to keep a look out for her.
The police took the move in response to a request from Selangor’s Islamic Religious Department.
Nur Sajat, on the other hand, disclosed last month through her social media channels that she was on her way to the Oceanic country after Australia’s offer of asylum.
Nur Sajat also claimed that she was fully uninformed that Malaysian authorities were attempting to extradite her and that she had sold off the majority of her enterprises in Malaysia before to moving to Australia.
Nur Sajat expressed her delight at the prospect of starting over in her new nation, where she intends to rebuild her cosmetics empire while enrolling in cultural orientation, business, and English programs to aid in her integration.
The Australian Department of Home Affairs gives refugee visas to persons experiencing persecution in their home country, as well as humanitarian visas to those facing severe discrimination or human rights violations.