“Non-Muslim women in the private sector in Terengganu will not be allowed to wear short-sleeved blouses, tight-fitting jeans, long skirts with slits or mini skirts during working hours soon.” This from New Straits Times, with thanks to Nicolei and Diana Muir.
“They should also not wear other figure-hugging or revealing dresses. ‘The Pas Government will not tolerate females, including those from different religions, wearing such clothes during working hours,’ Ladang State Assemblyman Dr Sulaiman Abdullah said yesterday.
“The Kuala Terengganu Municipal Council president said Muslims in the private sector would have to adhere to the Islamic dress code which would require them to use scarves and wear loose clothes. The KTMC will distribute circulars on the dress code to businesses and employers with those failing to adhere risking loss of licence or a maximum compound fine of RM250.
“‘Action will be taken against employers who fail to comply,’ he said after witnessing the swearing in of 22 KTMC officers at the Stadium Negeri yesterday.
‘Employers will be responsible for making sure their female workers dress appropriately.'”
This is not a trivial point. It is part of the implementation of Islamic law and Islamic standards. Will it metastasize into full implementation of dhimmi laws? What would prevent this from happening?