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Uniforms Of Malaysian Air Stewardesses Next To Be Under Fire For Being Too Revealing

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The issue revolving liquor and gambling was recently brought up by Malaysian politicians and had caused a stir in our community.

After liquor and gambling, uniforms of the Malaysian Airlines are the next to come under the spotlight for being too revealing for the Muslim air stewardesses.

The matter was brought up by Kuala Krai Member of Parliament (MP) Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (8 December) and he wanted to know what was the government’s stand on this issue.

“I would like to raise the issue over the rights of Muslim air stewardesses who are required to wear uniforms that do not ‘tutup aurat’ (covering parts of the body that should not be exposed according to Islamic belief).”

“There are some who cover up at home or while on land but are forced to wear uniforms that do not cover up due to their job and rice bowl.” he said, reported The Star.

In addition, he also wanted to know if the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry would champion for the Muslim air stewardesses on this issue.

In response, the Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun said that the issue of workers’ welfare is under the purview of the Human Resource Ministry based on the provisions under the Employment Act.

“Also the issue of workers’ uniforms is governed under the policy of the airline companies which does not require approval from the Cabinet.” she said, adding that she will look into the issue raised by Abdul Latiff.

Last week, he had raised similar issues in the Dewan Rakyat, where female Muslim hotel workers were forced to wear short skirts while working.

Abdul Latif said there were complaints from female Muslim employees working in hotels that they were not allowed to wear the tudung and made to wear short skirts instead.

Apart from that, he also raised the issue where Muslim employees working at convenience stores are required to sell alcohol beverages to customers, which was against Islamic teachings.

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