Social activist urges Government to review dress code


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  • Saturday, 27 Jun 2015

NUSAJAYA: The Government has been urged to review dress code rulings for visitors entering offices or departments to put an end to the controversy.

Social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (pic) said the Chief Secretary to the Government had to lead a committee comprising representatives of the non-goverment organisations (NGOs) as well as senior civil servants.

He said the existing dress code ruling imposed on visitors at government offices and public institutions was no longer relevant and changes must be made immediately.

"The decision to impose on what one should wear or whether he or she was wearing inappropriate clothes should not fall on one person," said Lee.

He said this in a press conference at the launch of Southern Marina integrated waterfront development project at Puteri Harbour here on Saturday.

Lee said the members of the special committee on the dress code ruling should be made up of those from different races and religious backgrounds.

He said the recent furore on women barred from entering the public premises such as a Road Transport Department office, a court, a hospital and a state legislative building paint a bad picture of Malaysia as multi-racial country.

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