Recently many Malaysians were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of 25-year-old Malay-Muslim transsexual Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz who lost a court battle in changing his name to Aleesha Farhana.
Talking about Malaysian Malay transsexual, remember Mak Nyah Fatine? She is used to be a lelaki Melayu (Malay man) known as Mohammed Fazdil Bin Min Bahari who got married to a British man namd Ian Young from Derby, England.
When this English lad Ian first met this beautiful makeup artist Mohammed Fazdil Bin Min Bahari aka Fatine at Starbucks on August 2006, he did not know that she is actually a Malay guy. Ian was smittened by Fatine’s striking eyes and exotic features. When she told him that she is a transsexual, our English friend said that he wasn’t put off . Even though he is a heterosexual his whole life, Ian went ahead into a full-time same-sex relationship with transgender Fatine.
According to the news report, Fatine has taken female hormones since she was 17 years old. She says that does not want gender reassignment surgery because of the risks involved and she is happy with her body as it is.
Maknyah Fatine followed her British boyfriend to Derby and they were married in a civil ceremony in 2009. But Fatine ran into visa problem. Fatine was told to return to Malaysia to reapply for a new visa. Ian was worried that if they would to go back to Malaysia, they would face imprisonment for living together, as Fatine is a Muslim.
The controversial fairy-tale of Ian and Fatine did not last. In August this year (2011), Fatine dumped her English husband Ian just two weeks after he spent £12,000 helped her win a permanent visa.
32 year-old Ian said he used all my life savings fighting to keep his wife Fatine in the UK and now she’s got what she wanted and he is left with £2.50 to his name. Mr Young claimed he was so heartbroken that he tried to take his own life by overdosing on prescribed antidepressants
He said Mak nyah Fatine or Mohammed Fazdil Bin Min Bahari is now living in Manchester claiming benefits after she failed to launch a stage career in Blackpool, Lancashire. [image:the telegraph]