A Malaysian, said to be male, raises heat for donning women's clothes in Mecca

Malaysian cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat (right) has long been accused of being a man though she has consistently said she is a woman. PHOTO: NUR SAJAT/INSTAGRAM
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat who proudly posted pictures on Instagram of her performing the umrah, an Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca, has drawn the ire of Muslims for donning women's clothes amid continuing controversy surrounding her gender.

Ms Nur Sajat, 34, has long been accused of being a man though she has consistently said she is a woman. She is well known in Malaysia for selling skincare cosmetics and women's shapewear.

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