SHAH ALAM: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari says he personally has no problems wearing Baju Melayu on days other than Friday, but the state assembly has a dress code, and it must be adhered to.
He said if there was a need to change the dress code, then it must be brought before the standing order committee and discussed at length.
The Mentri Besar said the assembly had its ethics, ways and means, and the matter should be discussed and not used to stage an ambush.
“We have to see things from a practical standpoint and not through emotions," he said during question time on Thursday (Nov 5).
Amirudin was commenting on the Opposition’s stance of coming to the state assembly dressed in Baju Melayu on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to challenge the assembly’s standing order which requires men to be dressed in lounge suit on all days, except on Friday when they can choose to come in Baju Melayu.
“We have to bring it to the committee, and we also need to discuss if we want to also allow the dhoti and cheongsam or continue with the current system of using the lounge suit," he said.
Opposition chief Rizam Ismail (BN-Sungai Air Tawar) said he would leave it to Amirudin’s wisdom with the hope that Baju Melayu would be allowed on days other than Friday.
Rizam tabled a private member’s motion on the matter and it was put up for a vote on Wednesday (Nov 4) with only 10 assemblymen in the 56-member assembly supporting the motion.
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