Malaysia's de facto Islamic affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa last week held a historic event at conservative Islamic agency Jakim.
He met, held a news conference and shook hands in front of the media with Ms Nisha Ayub, a transgender Muslim. This was the first time that anybody could remember a Malaysian Islamic affairs minister openly meeting a transgender person, let alone speaking to the press together with one afterwards.
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