Let sanity prevail please

by | Jul 4, 2023 | NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments


The state should not and never encroach or intrude into the private domain of an individual as it can be deemed as a gross infringement of a person’s human right and this is especially true when moral policing is conducted.

Two incidents of moral policing gone awry took place in Penang and in Kota Bharu, Kelantan and while Socso has apologised for the former incident, the latter, the Kota Bharu Municipal Council has withdrawn a fine imposed on a non Muslim woman for wearing shorts.

This comes as a huge relief for right thinking Malaysians who consider the high handedness of a security guard in barring an appropriately dressed woman from entry into a Penang Socso office as going above and beyond his power.

There was absolutely no rationale in issuing a fine to the non Muslim woman who was dressed in a pair of shorts in the Kota Bharu incident as there was no obscene, indecent or vulgar exposure of the flesh for her to have committed an offence.

Malaysians will also like to ask these ‘Little Napoleons’ who usurp the power and authority of their superiors to get back in line and focus on sincerely and genuinely serving the general public instead of focusing on inconsequential matters.

It is more important to serve the public than to engage in moral policing as a person has every right to dress as they wish unless they are walking around stark naked or indecently exposing their body.


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