Kuala Lumpur, Jun 25 (ANI): A woman, who appeared in the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur to post bail for her husband, caused a major stir when it was discovered that "she" was a "he".
The matter came to light when P. Ramesh, 40, who had been charged with committing robberies, pleaded not guilty.
Judge Zainal Abidin Kamarudin on checking the wife's identity card (MyKad) went pale when he discovered "her" name to be Rajandren a/l Nagarajan.
On reading the card, the judge was prompted to ask the "woman", who was dressed in a brown sari and matching blouse if they were indeed married, to which "she" just smiled and nodded her head.
Rajandren told the judge they had had a traditional marriage but had yet to register the marriage with the authorities because his sex status had not been changed with the National Registration Department.
"So how should I address you, 'Puan' or 'Encik'? For now I will just follow what is stated in your MyKad and call you 'Encik'," the New Straits Times Online quoted Zainal Abdin as saying.
The judge also added that this was the first time he had come across such a situation.
Ramesh and an accomplice, D. Shanmuganathan, 31, were jointly charged with four others, still at large, with robbing RM500, a copy of a Bangladesh passport and two Auto-Teller Machine cards belonging to Babul Nejamuddin in front of Menara Maybank, Jalan Tun Perak here around 10.30pm on April 16.
Zainal Abidin allowed him bail at RM5,000 in one surety and fixed July 30 for re-mention. (ANI)