Friday, June 12, 2009

Double "Sexy" Standards

This blogger has in the past voiced out opposition to any attempt to severely restrict dress codes in public places, regardless of whether they were issued by universities or municipal councils.

So when Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun issued a statement against the Kota Bahru Municipal council for putting up restrictive dress codes, and got challenged by PKR renegade MP, Zulkifli Noordin, I was contemplating issuing a statement or blog post in support of the Deputy Minister.

However, before I could do so, the All Women's Action Group (AWAM) has issued a statement slamming Chew Mei Fun for double standards. See here and here.
MCA Wanita chief Chew Mei Fun has been accused of double standard for criticising PAS’ policies on women’s clothing while turning a blind eye on similar policies by the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

“We’d like to remind Chew that regulations on women’s clothing have flourished under the BN government, of which the MCA is a coalition member,” said All Women’s Action Society (Awam) president Sofia Lim.

“There currently exist dress codes in all public universities, and libraries, similarly for women presenters and entertainers on television, and women in public service.”
So, now instead, I'd like to hear from the MCA Wanita Chief on whether she will issue any challenges against existing government regulations e.g., those for RTM or other TV stations for all the restrictive dress codes, beyond just those affecting the PAS government or it's just another political gimmick.
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