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"I Can Finally Be Myself" – Nur Sajat Legally Changes Her Gender To Female In Australia

The cosmetic entrepreneur turns 37 years old today, 23 February.

Cover image via @nursajatkamaruzzaman (Instagram)

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Malaysian cosmetic entrepreneur Nur Sajat has legally changed her gender to female in Australia, where she has been granted asylum

Sharing the news in an Instagram Live broadcast yesterday, 22 February, the transwoman said she felt as if she was "reborn" following the change of her gender status, which she said was an easy process in Australia.

"I am very happy that everything is over. I have changed my gender. I feel comfortable being a woman. I appreciate that this country understands my situation," Kosmo! quoted her as saying.

"I can finally be myself. I am proud to be a woman. I felt like I was reborn, which is something I wanted. I hope people will accept me for who I am."

When asked by her followers whether she would change her name, she said she will continue using 'Nur Sajat'.

Image via Kosmo!

On her Instagram, she also posted that it is her birthday today, 23 February

The entrepreneur dedicated a post to announce her birthday. She turns 37 this year.

Earlier, she also uploaded a photo of her and her children, saying that she will not be celebrating her birthday as she misses them.

She ended the post by saying she loves them, as well as her model boyfriend Jad Issa.

Sajat and her boyfriend, Jad Issa.

Image via @nursajatkamaruzzaman (Instagram)

In October last year, Sajat announced that she had moved to Sydney, Australia and will never return to Malaysia

She was reportedly granted political asylum in the country.

The entrepreneur is wanted in Malaysia after failing to attend a Syariah Court proceeding where she was charged under Section 10(a) of the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment (Selangor) 1995 as her act of cross-dressing was said to have brought contempt to Islam.

Following that, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) mobilised about 122 personnel to hunt down Sajat, a drastic move that local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) had described as "extreme".

Sajat had repeatedly recounted her experience with JAIS officers, claiming that she was assaulted even when she had complied with the authorities.

"I had to run away. I was treated harshly (in custody). I was hit, pushed, handcuffed, all in front of my parents and family. I felt ashamed and sad. I gave them my cooperation, but they still did that to me," she told BBC in November last year.

Separately, in December last year, Sajat auctioned off many of her furniture in her house in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

This came following an order by the Shah Alam High Court to seize her assets as she was ordered to pay RM200,000 in damages, which she failed to pay her stockist OWA Resources Sdn Bhd.

Sajat described the confiscation as "leftovers" and said that her chronicle in Malaysia would end following the auction. She added that she has brought over her assets to Australia.

Earlier this month, mStar reported that Sajat is looking to sell her Kota Damansara bungalow for RM9.5 million.

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