Thursday, December 03, 2009
Fatine (who was born Mohammed Fazdil Bin Min Bahari) is a transsexual and is happily married to 30 year-old Ian Young. They are in the UK.
They met in KL. Ian, from Derby, England, knew from the start that Fatine, 36, was a transsexual.
Anyway to cut a story short, Fatine faces deportation due to an irregularity in her Visa application.
Ian has appealed yet again for Fatine to be able to stay in the UK. But the couple is not expecting any good news and it is highly likely that Fatine will have to return to Malaysia.
The UK immigration office has told Fatine that her visitor's pass has expired and she has to retrun home to re-apply. That was that!
Fatine is so distressed and fears for her life if she returns home because she has been receiving threatening e-mails and messages since the story of her marriage with Ian which was originally reported in The Sun (of the UK) was highlighted in a Malay tabloid, Kosmo.
It did not help that Immigration Department director-general Abdul Rahman Othman had to say that Fatine may face action when she returns home if it was found that she violated laws here.
Actually what Abdul Rahman said amounts to nothing. Of course no action will be taken against her if she had not broken any law in this country.
But, being what she is and fully aware of the prejudices that she may face from people here, even a nothing statement from such a powerful man, was enough to spook her.
I don't know what lies in store for Fatine when she comes home.
Will things be okay with her? Why shouldn't they be?
Will people even be bothered with her?
There are so many Fatines in the country.
In fact, there are among them we call friends.
I thought that most people have already accepted them as they are.
Read the Sun (UK) report HERE
The Star reports HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE