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Tengku Nasaruddin: Lawyer should have lodged formal complaint

PETALING JAYA: The lawyer who claimed being denied entry into Parliament due her skirt length should have lodged a formal complaint rather than going public to the media, said Parliament head of corporate communications Tengku Nasaruddin Tengku Mohamed.

He said this in response to Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) assistant treasurer Meera Samanther (pic) who had said that Parliament’s investigation into the matter had looked at the wrong incident.

"She should have placed an official complaint to us rather than going to the media first," Tengku Nasaruddin said on Thursday.

He added that Parliament’s investigations were based on news reports of the incident.

Earlier on Thursday, Meera said that Parliament had investigated an incident at the first security checkpoint, which she said was a "non-issue", and not the second incident, which was the focus of her complaint.

She said Parliament security personnel told that her outfit, which she said was her usual court attire, was deemed "indecent" when she went to Parliament to meet Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran on April 6.

The meeting, together with M. Indira Gandhi among others, was over the deferment of the debate on the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) (Amendment) Bill to the next Parliament session.

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