Resistance to pressure to make non-Muslim women conform to dress standards for Muslims. From New Straits Times, with thanks to Twostellas:
The MCA today said the Pas-led Kelantan Government should not infringe on the rights of non-Muslims in the State.
State MCA chairman Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn said a dress code for non-Muslim working women was not necessary as women know how to conduct themselves with decorum in formal and informal settings.
He said the MCA would continue to ensure policies adopted by the Kelantan Government did not infringe on the rights of non-Muslims. The priority should be to ensure that people, Muslims and non-Muslims, lived together in peace and harmony, he added.
Fong was commenting on a Kelantan Government proposal for a dress code for non-Muslim women.
Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) Programme Officer, Tashia Peterson, said there was a need to stop this obsession with controlling women’s attire.