PAS violating rights with dress code

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  • Monday, 12 Jan 2004

THE Terengganu PAS government’s move to restrict non-Muslim women’s freedom to dress as they wish during working hours is simply outrageous.  

Subjecting non-Muslims to Islamic dress code is unacceptable. If a woman chooses to wear what she desires, it is her right and she is not breaking the law. 

What she wears has nothing to do with her ability to perform at work. She should be comfortable as well as be confident of herself. 

Malaysia practises democracy and freedom. People are entitled to their rights and these include rights to speak, behave and wear what they choose to wear. 

PAS is violating human rights and this should not happen especially in a multi-racial country like Malaysia. 

I suggest PAS pay more attention to the people’s welfare, like improving the standard of living of the poor, raising funds for charity, building more public facilities and helping needy students to further their education. 

This is, by far, more beneficial than wasting their time trying to create “laws” that will only contribute to racial disintegration.  

LEE POH LIN, Seremban. (via e-mail)  

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