MOE says students may wear traditional attire for school activities

The Education Ministry says students of schools it oversees are allowed to don traditional attire during school-organised cultural activities. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 21, 2023.

ALL students were allowed to wear traditional and cultural attire when attending cultural and artistic activities at all institutions under the Education Ministry (MOE), it said in a statement.

The MOE said students were also allowed to wear additional accessories such as bracelets and necklaces to complement the traditional attire.

The ministry said the approval was issued via a circular titled “3/1984: Guidelines for Cultural and Traditional Activities in Schools”, which allowed students to wear appropriate traditional clothing when attending cultural activities.

The MOE made the announcement today in response to an online portal’s report claiming a school in Selangor barred students from wearing traditional costumes of other races during a National Day celebration.

The ministry said the issue was settled amicably after the school discussed the issue with parent and student representatives. – Bernama, September 21, 2023.

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