MPKB: Cover up or else
KOTA BARU: Women working in retail outlets and restaurants in Kelantan have been warned to mind their dressing or be prepared to face a fine.
The Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB) has announced that it would “no longer tolerate indecent dressing” by women, both Muslim and non-Muslim.
Public relations officer Mohd Azman Daham said that under local council by-laws women who “dressed sexily or indecently” could be fined up to RM500.
“Such outfits are prohibited here as it smears the reputation of Kota Baru and affects its status as an Islamic City,” he said in an interview.
Under the standard dress code here, a Muslim women has to be covered until the ankles and wear a tudung. Non-Muslim women are required to wear decent clothes.
Tight-fitting tops and pants were not allowed, even for non-Muslims, Mohd Azman said.
Lulu's measure of decency differs from MPKB's, probably differs from Howsy's, walski69's, Maverick's, ChingLing's, ducky's, proMahathir's, lilianChan's, and longkang's
Probably also different from Madonna's. And Pamela Anderson's.
But Lulu does not believe that it is her perogative, or anyone else's for that matter, to dictate how the next person should dress.
It always starts like that - mentioning the extremes.
Eventually, little napoleons will enforce it on anyone who is not dressed like this.
Sad to say, Kota Baru is not the first place to want to enforce it. At least they're being honest about it. The little Napoleons in Government offices diam-diam are already enforcing selective serving - if you turn up in a government office in a sleeveless top [could be a blouse for all they care], be prepared to listen to a lecture, and then be asked to go home and change cos the counter girl ain't going to serve you. Don't believe me? Try it.