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Stop conducting moral policing

by | Dec 13, 2023 | NATIONAL, NEWS, Opinions | 0 comments

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ

People dress according to their likes and tastes and the recent cases of several person’s attire not conforming to dress codes have raised more questions over the role of security guards in conducting moral policing.

While government ministries, departments and agencies have a dress code for civil servants and the general public, it is not really the norm in the private sector and in colleges and universities who are not seen as being strict on this issue.

Respectable attire anyway is anyone’s guess but to go into the specifics of specifying how a person should dress in public is a big ask as there are all kinds of fashion, styles and ways of dressing.

This is why conducting moral policing on how a person should dress up is a ground that is sensitive and everyone needs to tread cautiously so as to not infringe on a person’s right to define themselves in the way they dress.

Unless there is gross indecency or exposure of private parts, as long as a person is modestly and appropriately dressed there should be no jurisdiction for security guards to step in and dictate terms.

But the fact remains that in most of these cases of violating a dress code, security guards go overboard and usurp their powers and authority by not adhering to the guidelines of a dress code and act as Little Napoleons.

-THE MALAYSIA VOICE

** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher

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