Last night (Sunday, 24th October), Nur Sajat made an appearance on local comedian Harith Iskander’s live broadcast show called “What’s Going On Malaysia” on his official social media pages.
One of the highlights that became the talk of the town among netizens was when the queer figure (who’s currently residing down under) came out as a transgender and explained why she decided to leave the country, claiming her safety was in total jeopardy.
Apart from that, Sajat also claimed that she felt depressed due to the unfair treatment that she has received in the past, to the point where she had to seek medical as well as mental therapy treatment. She said, “I would like to move on and build a new life here as a trans woman. I’m planning to explore a new business venture here. Whatever that has happened in the past, let’s just let it slide. I’ve learnt from my mistakes.”
Prior to going live, Harith revealed on his Instagram that had been attacked by netizens soon after he announced that Sajat would be joining him for the session. “A lot of support, and an equal amount of haters,” the “Hanya Kawan” director commented. “It actually caught me a little by surprise, but I’m truly interested and excited to find out about the events that led to her fleeing Malaysia and seeking asylum in Australia.”
After the broadcast concluded, a check on the 55-year-old’s IG account showed that there were a few netizens who were clearly against Harith’s opinion on this matter. One IG user slammed him, saying, “Stop calling people who disagree with you as haters. It has nothing to do with hateful emotion. Fact is, she fled legal charges.”
Another netizen gave a more critical remark about the ongoing controversy surrounding the 36-year-old businesswoman, “She thinks that Allah (God) only exists in Malaysia. But in actual fact, He is everywhere. If you feel that you are great enough, then feel free to do anything as you please.”
On the other hand, some fans had differing arguments regarding the matter. In this case, some of them have called for self-righteous Muslims to leave her alone instead of spreading hateful comments about her. Even Chef Wan echoed an Instagram user’s sentiment, saying that Australia would be a good country for her.
In response to the massive amount of backlash, Harith later uploaded a lengthy statement on his Instagram to clear the air on his stance regarding the widely-debated controversy. He explained, “I’m not here to defend her or anyone – neither am I a judge. ‘What’s Going On In Malaysia’ is my personal avenue to speak to people and hear their point of views and opinions.”
“You don’t have to believe or like what Sajat has said in the video. But at least now we’ve heard everything coming out of her own mouth. And let’s not make things worse by bashing or being ‘palatao’ on any issues,” Harith continued in his caption.
For those interested, you can check out the full video here:
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