From mockery to approval, social media users weigh in on Kelantan shorts ban

Looi Sue-Chern

Social media users have ridiculed Kelantan religious authorities for recommending counselling and imposing a fine on man who wore shorts to play futsal, but some are supporting it. – EPA pic, September 27, 2017.

THE Kelantan religious authorities’ move to recommend counselling and impose a fine against a Muslim man for wearing shorts in public triggered an onslaught of social media comments, ranging from ridicule to praise.

On Facebook, several people lamented that the incident was a sign that Malaysia was fast losing its multiracial identity, with some fearing that extremist Islamic laws will soon run the country.

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