Connect with us


Transgender Activist Failed to Get M’sian Visa, Told to Change Gender to ‘Male’ in Passport


- World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

An Indian transgender activist was supposed to fly to Penang to represent India to speak on subjects regarding pride and equality next Monday (28 January). However, she is currently having trouble entering the country as the Malaysian visa application system does not provide an option for a third gender.

The 34-year-old IT analyst was selected to speak at the Employee Resource Group (ERG) summit organised by Dell.

It’s stated in Shane Anthony Mills’ passport that she is a transgender woman but Malaysia’s visa forms only offer either male or female options. According to The Star, India’s e-visa application has the third gender option for foreigners, including Malaysians, since 2014.

“I approached the Malaysian Consulate in Chennai for help. To my shock, they asked me to change my gender to ‘male’ in my passport and reapply! This is so embarrassing,” said Shane, as reported by Times of India.

“I had to go through so much – from sex change operation to getting my paper work in place – to finally be able to change my gender on my passport after the 2014 Supreme Court verdict. So to be told to go back and change my gender to ‘male’ feels humiliating,” she continued.

With full determination, she even went on Twitter to reach out to India’s foreign affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, asking for assistance.

1 15

Source: twitter

2 9

Source: twitter

“I have seen her (Sushma Swaraj) come out and help numerous Indians stuck in foreign lands. After all, I’m not going to Malaysia for a holiday; I will be representing my country at the summit,” Shane told Times of India.

Even the Indian consulate in Malaysia are just as clueless as to how to resolve the issue. However, her company has apparently got in touch with the Malaysian consulate.

“Hopefully, things will work out,” she expressed her optimism.

What are your thoughts on the situation? Share with us in the comments section below!


Also read: Another Transgender Woman Was Found Murdered in Klang on New Year’s Day
Another Transgender Woman Was Found Murdered In Klang On New Years Day World Of Buzz 768X404 1

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Beach Park Ft Beach Park Ft
News46 mins ago

Penang Beach Park Forced To Shut Down After Thousands Of Visitors Were Spotted

A beach park in Penang, Taman Rekreasi Pantai Robina (also known as Robina Eco Park), has been forced to shut...

Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
News1 hour ago

M’sian Man Who Drove Against Traffic & Killed 2 Teenagers Charged With Murder

The driver who drove against traffic and killed two teenagers on 12 September has been charged with murder at the...

Kk Kk
News3 hours ago

Mount Kinabalu & Other Tourist Sites Reopened To Fully Vaccinated Individuals Starting 16 Sept

It’s finally time for fully vaccinated individuals to gear up as Mount Kinabalu is now open to the public for...

Collage 3 5 Collage 3 5
News5 hours ago

523 Covid-19 Positive Individuals & Those Ignoring Home Quarantine Identified In Kedah

After more than a year of fighting the pandemic, some people are still violating the SOPs by endangering the lives...

Ppcc Ppcc
News8 hours ago

PM: B40 Households To Receive Self-Test Kits & Oximeters From Govt In Covid-19 Care Package

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced yesterday (19 September) that the government will allocate over RM471.6 million to...

Khairy Jamaluddin Booster Shot Khairy Jamaluddin Booster Shot
News8 hours ago

KJ: Booster Shots Expected To Be Given To High-Risk Groups Starting October

Many countries have started giving booster shots to their citizens and it seems like Malaysia is next to follow suit....

Wee Ft Wee Ft
News1 day ago

Transport Minister: More Public Transport Expected To Operate At Full Capacity Next Month

As Malaysia moves into the Covid-19 endemic phase, more public transport is expected to operate if domestic tourist destinations are...

Rnr Rnr
News1 day ago

Almost All R&Rs Along PLUS Highway Have Reopened, Those Fully Vaccinated Allowed To Dine In

As Klang Valley moves on to Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), more rest stops (R&R) have also...


Latest Videos