TDoR 2019 / 2019 / January / 01 / Name Unknown

Name Unknown

Age 39

1 Jan 2019
Klang, Selangor (Malaysia)
Thrown from a vehicle

TDoR list ref: tgeu/1-Jan-2019/Name Unknown/Klang

Name Unknown

An unidentified trans woman was found dead in the road at 4am on 1st January. She had died as a result of falling from a moving vehicle.

A 55-year-old man has been arrested.

New Year’s day another transgender murdered, another govt villainizing the victim while dehumanizing transphobic hate-crimes. A 55-year-old man has been arrested and remanded for seven days to assist with the investigations.

According to initial investigations, The Star reports, the suspect accused the victim of having stolen his cell phone. He confronted the victim, who denied his accusation.

She then allegedly jumped from the vehicle while it was still moving [supposedly resulting in the numerous contusions that resulted in her death].

ACP Shamsul Amar stressed that the incident was not a hate crime against the transgender community. Her murderer has been arrested.

The case has disturbing similarities to the murder of another trans woman in the same city on 12th December ( in that the perpetrators also accused her of stealing a cellphone before beating her to death, and the police also refused to categorise the murder as a hate crime.

Just start work today and I was informed that another young Transwomen age of 39 years old was found dead in Klang area on the 1st January 2019 at 4 am. Her body was on the road . I just cant bear listening the way she was found.

The murderer has been arrested.

It's just so worrying to see such crimes being targeted towards the community . We need laws that protects people that emphasizes on Hate Crimes against gender identity or sexuality. The Transgender community are the easiest target because of our visibility. This is really sad and worrying to see how our community constantly being targeted and being exposed to such violence...

I'm asking the Goverment to please look into the issue of Transgender people not from an identity matter but as human being that deserved to be protected and given equal opportunity as others.

This are just few names of reported cases of Trans women being murdered. We need to stop this.


-- Nisha Ayub (

Report added: 4 Jan 2019. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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