No more neckties: Melaka legislative assembly passes new dress code


MELAKA: The Melaka Legislative Assembly has passed a motion to do away with neckties during proceedings.

The motion was tabled by Datuk Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman (BN-Telok Mas) and seconded by V.P Shanmugam (BN-Gadek) during the sitting on Tuesday (March 14).

Speaker Datuk Wira Ibrahim Durum also allowed batik attire during the assembly sessions from now.

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The exemption also covers all those attending the assembly sessions including heads of government departments and state agencies.

Previously, those attending the proceedings must wear suits, long-sleeved shirts and neckties in dark tones.

The motion was passed with 24 lawmakers voting in favour while two abstained and another two were absent with permission.

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