Wednesday, 7 December 2011

RM250 fine for wearing short-sleeve T-shirt

RM250 fine for wearing short-sleeve T-shirt

A COFFEESHOP operator in Kota Baru, Kelantan, was fined RM250 after one of her Muslim workers wore a short-sleeve T-shirt to work.


All the major dailies Sin Chew Daily, China Press and Nanyang Siang Pau reported that an enforcement officer said to be from the Kota Baru Municipal Council issued the summons during a raid on Monday.

The officer claimed the female worker had exposed her arms and failed to conform to the dress code.
Apparently, the council by-law requires workers at business premises to wear the hijab (Islamic head scarf) and tutup aurat (cover parts of the body that should not be exposed according to Islamic belief).

Operator Loo Siew Lian said she explained to the officer that the worker had yet to put on her long “driving” gloves.

“I was surprised that the summons was issued.”

She added that all female workers would roll up their sleeves and remove their gloves while washing plates and doing kitchen work.
“However, they then put on long gloves while taking orders or serving food.

“The officer should be more considerate since my worker is a first-time offender. A warning should suffice,” she said.

A Kota Baru municipal councillor said he would try to resolve the issue.

“Our intention is to remind Muslim workers to abide by the dress code by-laws,” he said.

The last I saw at the Pantai Cahaya Bulan also known as Pantai Cinta Berahi located in Kota Baharu Kelantan was mostly tudung-clad young ladies wearing not just short sleeves, but nearly no sleeves at all.

So rather than this enforcement officer bothering business premises especially when it has to do with cooking and kitchen cleaning, why not do your trip to the beach or the mall and summon those people who aren't wearing proper muslim attire?

They are more exposed to the public....no?

Kelantan government just doesn't know what they actually want...really.


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