The Muslim trans influencer who hit headlines when she fled to Australia after being charged with blasphemy in Malaysia says she will be jailed if she visits her critically-ill dad.
Entrepreneur Nur Sajat, 37, made the news when she fled her home country after she was called before a sharia court for dressing as a woman at her beauty centre during a religious event in 2018.
However, she managed to flee Malaysia and find refuge in Australia, posting a picture of the country on Instagram – where she boasts 423,000 followers – with the caption: “New life”.
When one of her followers asked why she chose down under, the influencer replied: “Because they respect human rights.”
Though all seemed to be going well for Sajat, the influencer is back in the limelight after she revealed her heartbreak at not being able to visit her critically-ill dad.
It was the influencer’s sister, Mustika, who revealed their father was poorly on Instagram Stories last week.
The trans influencer told her followers on Monday, 18th April, that she will not be visiting her ill father in Malaysia, due to the threat to her freedom.
Sajat said: “Even if I’m back, I can’t see my father. I’ll definitely be inside (the prison).”
She added: “A few steps into the airport, I might see five police cars waiting for me. How am I even going to see my father?”
However, the entrepreneur revealed she will still help her ailing dad from afar, explaining: “The money that I’m earning here, I send them to my family and at least my father can get the best treatment with the money.”
In her message, she also asked her followers to stop pleading that she return to her home country, saying she just wants to be left in peace in Australia, where she was granted asylum.
Sajat’s rise to online stardom began in 2015 with the successful launch of her company, Nur Sajat Aesthetic.
It has now been five months since she fled Malaysia, and she now considers Australia home.