Malaysia court debates on name after sex change operationMay 26th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Terengganu (Malaysia), May 26 (IANS) The high court here is in a dilemma over whether or not to allow a person to take a feminine name after a sex change operation.
High Court Judge Mohammed Yazid Mustafa said the court was facing difficulties in rendering a judgment on a plea by Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz, 25, who underwent a sex change in a hospital in Thailand three years ago and now seeks a name change.
The person wants to be called Aleesha Farhana Abdul Aziz.
“If the court allows a name change, we fear it might have an impact on society. It is a difficult decision,” The Star quoted the judge as saying Thursday.
He set July 18 for a decision as he needed more time to consider the arguments from both parties.
The applicant’s lawyer Horley Isaacs said his client was facing difficulty in leading a “normal” life.
However, senior Federal Prosecutor Adha Abu Bakar argued that the female nature of the applicant was only external and not internal.
She said that despite the change, there was no doctor’s report to show that psychologically Ashraf had become a natural woman.
Aziz, who came to court dressed in feminine attire, complete with a pink head scarf, refused to comment and instead covered his face and ran away from the media.
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