After JPJ’s sarong cover-up story, JPN’s dress code comes under scrutiny


JPN office. File Pix.

JPN office. File Pix.

PETALING JAYA: After the report of a woman who was handed a sarong by a Road Transport Department (JPJ) officer went viral online, another woman's account of a similar run-in with the National Registration Department (JPN) officers has been picked up by netizens.

In her post-dated Jan 29, the woman said the JPN had refused to let her collect a MyKid card because her dress was "too short".

The woman attached a photograph of the dress she wore that day which reached below her knees.

In the JPJ incident, Suzanna G.L. Tan shared on Facebook a photograph of herself wearing a blouse and skirt that ended just above her knees.

She said she had gone to a JPJ office to transfer the ownership of her car and was handed a sarong to cover up.

While she was at a counter to get a queue number, she claimed that she was handed the sarong to wear “or they would not entertain me”.

This was despite the fact that only her upper body was visible to the officer across the counter window.

A second photograph showed her wearing a sarong at the JPJ counter.

“I do not know if I should laugh or cry,” said Tan.

When contacted by The Star Online on Tuesday, Tan said the incident happened at the Wangsa Maju JPJ office in Gombak.

“They just handed me this thing and I knew that if I made a fuss, I would not get my transfer form signed,” she said.

She however said she was treated well by the officers and was surprised at how much attention her Facebook post on the matter had garnered.

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