Transwoman charged with insulting behaviour


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: A tourist from the Philippines has been charged at a magistrate's court here with insulting behaviour.

Kent Caburnay Acuin, 29, who is a transwoman from Cebu, was accused of climbing over a car while naked, thus acting indecently and breaching the peace of an individual.

She allegedly committed the offence at Jalan Sultan Ismail here at 10.40am on March 13.

The charge under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 carries a maximum RM100 fine upon conviction.

Acuin, who was unrepresented, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to her in English.

DPP Nurliyana Mohd Jafri did not offer bail.

Magistrate Rahni Kartini Abd Karim ordered for the accused to be remanded and fixed mention for April 22.

On March 13, a naked person – who appeared to be a transgender – was seen roaming the streets in Bukit Bintang.

She was seen parading herself stark naked on the street and at one point, climbed onto the roof of a car stuck in traffic.

Videos of her antics went viral on social media.

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