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Malaysian Court Overturns Sharia Law Ban on Cross-dressing

Reuters KUALA LUMPUR— A Malaysian court on Friday gave transgender Muslims the right to cross-dress in a landmark decision overturning an Islamic sharia law ban that could trigger similar challenges. Muslim-majority Malaysia represents itself as the global face of moderate Islam, but at home it has experienced a gradual Islamisation that makes minority groups worry their rights could lose out in a clash between sharia law and the constitution. Several cases challenging Malaysia’s religious law in civil courts have…