May 22, 2022


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Woman with a skirt ending 7cm below the knee barred from govt complex for ‘indecent’ dressing

Woman with a skirt ending 7cm below the knee barred from govt complex for 'indecent' dressing

JOHOR BARU: A girl whose costume prolonged to down below her knees was denied entry at the Wisma Persekutuan complicated listed here immediately after a stability guard deemed her apparel as “provocative and indecent”.

Law firm Norman Fernandez reported his wife Leni, 43, was heading to the government intricate canteen for lunch at close to 1pm on Monday (May perhaps 9) when she was stopped from coming into.

“My wife was carrying a prolonged-sleeved dress that ended around 7cm below her knees, with closed-toed shoes however the male stability guard explained to her ‘Pakaian awak menjolok mata dan tidak sopan’ (your apparel is provocative and indecent).

“After that, Leni termed me and I walked over from my place of work to discover extra about the predicament.

“The guard also insisted that non-Muslims ought to put on garments that finished at the ankles or don trousers at the really minimum.

“We uncovered this really strange as his position is to guy the guard post, not assess people’s apparel.

“I believe he was just imposing his possess beliefs and ethical values on other individuals in choosing what they ought to or really should not put on,” Fernandez told The Star when achieved at the complicated.

His wife, who functions at his regulation business, has been going to the canteen within just the government advanced for lunch for many years and under no circumstances had these types of an come upon in advance of this, he explained.

Fernandez extra they walked past the guard submit soon after telling the safety guard that he wished to converse to his top-quality.

Just after more than an hour, no other safety guards or officers came to talk to them, he mentioned.

“We realize that people are essential to costume appropriately when checking out governing administration places of work.

“As very long as we are not putting on revealing sundresses or shorter pants, I believe safety guards should really not be expecting everybody to conform to their strategy of ‘appropriate dressing’,” he included.

When approached, the stability guard declined to comment.

A examine at the complicated entrance found a indication disallowing entry to people donning indecent and provocative garments, salespersons and people who are paid to fill up kinds.