With regard to Suzanna Tan, who wore a tight skirt a few inches above the knee and was rebuked by the JPJ security guard, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said, “This is a serious matter. You can’t impose your values on other people”.
See article ‘JPJ guard who handed woman sarong will be dealt with‘ in The J-Star today.
Liow said “JPJ does not have a sarung policy” (see video below).
No problem with shorts and slippers
Liow is the MCA president and his party-owned paper The J-Star yesterday front paged the sarung story. The EvangeliSTAR said their check “showed some JPJ offices have no problem serving those wearing shorts, skirts, sleeveless tops and slippers”.
What is the purpose of the MCA paper saying the above on its front page (see below)? That simply because some people get away with flouting the dress code prohibiting shorts, sleeveless tops and slippers, it becomes wrong for the JPJ Petaling Jaya office to enforce adherence to government regulations?
Hypocrites and fanatics here happily support a corrupt and racist party
Among the responses from the Christians to the controversy is Jeff @ 2015/06/11 at 11:43 am.
“HH, I agree that there’s nothing wrong or provocative about how she was dressed, but we are dealing with a bunch of hypocrites and fanatics here. They will happily support a corrupt and racist party as long as their own self interests are well looked after, but will make the loudest of noises over non issues such as this. Good on you Teresa, you are the voice of reason amongst a bunch of juveniles.”
Another Christian reader HH remarked @ 2015/06/11 at 12:10 pm:
“In the case of Suzanna Tan, I do think they were over-reaching. Her attire was decent and modest…. heck, something my mother would wear. Cheers”.
See also, ‘Teresa Kok: “JPJ is not a mosque”.’
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Whose values – the evangelista’s or the Muslim’s?
MCA boss Liow Tiong Lai said, “You can’t impose your values on other people”. He was saying that the JPJ cannot impose its values of modest dressing (skirt must be below the knee) on members of the public who visit its offices.
Do the non-Muslims want their more permissive values with regard to dressing to be the benchmark for Malaysia?
At least one Christian reader here thinks it is only “hypocrites and fanatics” who will regard Suzanna Tan (below) as flouting the dress code on public appropriateness. A lot more Christians out there agree with Jeff since Suzanna has been getting a lot of public support.