KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 ― A 39-year-old trans woman was allegedly murdered and found dead in Klang yesterday.

Trans activist Nisha Ayub said the victim’s murderer has been arrested.

“We need laws that protects people that emphasizes on Hate Crimes against gender identity or sexuality (sic). The Transgender community are the easiest target because of our visibility,” Nisha posted on Facebook.

Last Christmas, four youths aged 21 and below were charged with the murder of a 32-year-old trans woman in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang.