Shariah dress code not solution to workplace discrimination, say activists


Melati A. Jalil

Women's rights activists protest the government's proposed workwear guidelines for women, while questioning its legal authority to make such policy changes affecting the private sector. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 11, 2018.

GENDER equality and sexual harassment laws, not a dress code for women, are needed to prevent workplace discrimination, said women’s rights activists, in response to a minister’s proposal for shariah-compliant wardrobe guidelines for female employees in the private sector.

Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee chairman Goh Siu Lin said the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa’s proposal would only reinforce the idea that moral policing was acceptable.


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  • Idea yang paling bangang dari Mujahid....He must be a closet fascist

    Posted 2 years ago by Jaafar Ismail

  • WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL AS LONG AS THE ATTIRE IS DECENT AND PRESENTABLE. COME ON THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY ALREADY. ARE THERE NO BETTER THINGS TO IMPROVE ON THE WELLBEING OF MALAYSIAN.

    Posted 2 years ago by CHEE Meng Ng

  • Muslim men cannot control themselves when they look at women. Don't blame the women!

    Posted 2 years ago by Geoff Kow

  • The minister is really backward, no other ideas than women's clothes, PH is now lately PTH....Pakatan tak Harapan

    Posted 2 years ago by Wee Tuan Hock

  • These sex laws must also apply to women, men are at risk too, a wife told me..

    Posted 2 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

  • Is it also because some run around only half-clothed?..

    Posted 2 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA