26 May '11, 7am

Man seeks a woman's name: 'My client received advice and treatment from Pantai Medical Centre (in Kuala Lumpur)

Man seeks a woman's name: 'My client received advice and treatment from Pantai Medical Centre (in Kuala Lumpur)

In a fix: Ashraff walking out of the High Court room after his case was postponed yesterday. -- PHOTO: THE STAR KUALA TERENGGANU - A MAN'S wish to change his name to that of a woman hit a snag as a High Court here could not make a decision due to the 'complicated' nature of the case. High Court Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa said the court was facing difficulties in rendering a judgment. 'If the court allows a name change, we fear it might have an impact on society. It is a difficult decision,' he said. He set July 18 for a decision as he needed more time to consider the arguments from both parties. The usually mundane court complex was abuzz as the man, clad in a red and white kebaya, attended proceedings. Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz, 25, who also wore a pink headscarf, had applied to change his name to Aleesha Farhana Abd Aziz. The applicant's lawyer Horley Isaacs said his c...

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