Teresa Kok says “JPJ is not a mosque”
Countering Teresa Kok’s complaint that “JPJ is not a mosque”, a reader of this blog AE said @ 2015/06/11 at 8:47 am,
“Why non Muslim must drag Islam into this kind of issue. Not as though the JPJ dress code insist you all wear tudung?!”
What AE says is true. If JPJ had wanted to impose a mosque dress code, the department would have mandated tudung.
Since the DAP evangelistas are ever so willing to wear tudung voluntarily, why are they now kicking up a fuss over the case of Suzanna Tan? – updated 9.30am
Original posting below
Teresa Kok says that “JPJ is not mosque” and that it is “totally unacceptable” for the department to impose a dress code restricting short, tight skirts.
The J-Star front page yesterday echoed Teresa’s views.
MCA president Liow Tiong Lai who is also the Transport Minister revealed that he has instructed the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to apologize to the short-skirted woman Suzanna Tan, reported the J-Star.
“You can’t impose your values on other people,” said Liow to reporters outside the Parliament lobby.
Suzanna Tan had complained that wearing sarong made her look like a “bag”.
Simpang Renggam MP Liang Teck Meng said in Parliament on June 9 that the JPJ dress code is unreasonable and asked if Malaysia was going in the direction of Iran.
Responding to YB Liang, DAP’s Kulai evangelista MP Teo Nie Ching said,
“Akan tetapi isu sekarang adalah saya faham bahawa untuk budaya Islam perlulah tutup aurat tetapi ini bukan satu budaya untuk kesemua masyarakat Malaysia. Jadi untuk isu ini saya setuju dengan Yang Berhormat Simpang Renggam dan saya juga hendak minta penjelasan daripada Menteri Pengangkutan kita semasa jawapan beliau. Terima kasih.”
Malaysia is a Muslim country and the majority of its women are conservative dressers.
The DAP evangelistas and the EvangeliSTAR‘s Nest of Evangelistas object to this moral conservatism with regard to dressing.
Is the problem the JPJ’s modest dress code or is it the DAP evangelistas? It seems these pushy evangelical Christians are desiring Malaysia to adhere to their values which are contrary to that of the majority population concerning attire and other matters.