Tag: Hijab_Dresscode

Dress Codes: A Form of Discrimination and Abuse of Powe

Sisters in Islam (SIS) expresses growing concern at the recent events regarding unwarranted dress code enforcement. After the incident at the Road and Transport Department (JPJ), we are repulsed to see the repetition of discrimination in other public buildings. SIS is extremely concerned that this growing policing of women’s attire by government officials could make…

JAG Expresses Shock over arbitrary Dress Code Enforcement in Government Offices

9 June 2015 The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) expresses shock at the treatment of a woman who was refused service at a Road Transport Department (RTD) office for allegedly dressing in a manner which was too ‘revealing’. The action of the officers at the RTD office of refusing to provide service and…

THE DONNING OF TUDUNG: PERSONAL CHOICE TO BE RESPECTED

Sisters in Islam is opposed to any attempt by any government, public institution or the private sector, to force girls and/or women to cover or uncover their heads. In reference to the two recent cases of an employee of a five-star hotel’s decision to wear the tudung and the cutting of the schoolgirls’ tudungs in…

Don’t Enforce Dress Code on Women Undergrads

11 November 2005 Sisters in Islam is concerned about conflicting reports regarding the imposition of tudung upon Malaysian undergraduates. The New Straits Times (November 10, 2005) reported Datuk Maximus Ongkili as saying, “It is agreed that wearing of tudung be made optional for students in all universities and higher learning institutions in the country,” without…

Paksa Tudung Non Muslim di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA)

Ke hadapan editor, Isu mewajibkan pemakaian tudung ke atas pelajar perempuan di Malaysia telah menerima liputan yang berlainan dalam akhbar di Malaysia. Akhbar New Straits Times (November 10, 2005) memetik Datuk Maximus Ongkili sebagai berkata bahawa pemakaian tudung tidak diwajibkan ke atas pelajar perempuan di universiti dan pusat pengajian tinggi di seluruh negara, tanpa membezakan…

Tudung nonmuslim UIA Press Statement

Sisters In Islam lauds the cabinet consensus that the wearing of the tudung should not be made compulsory for students in universities and higher learning institutions in the country. (NST, 10 November 2005, front page). The wearing of the tudung must not be imposed on any student, or on any woman in any setting for…

Tudung, Headscarf is a Personal Choice

Sisters In Islam lauds the cabinet consensus that the wearing of the tudung should not be made compulsory for students in universities and higher learning institutions in the country. (NST, 10 November 2005, front page). The wearing of the tudung must not be imposed on any student, or on any woman in any setting for…

Ada Apa Dengan Tudung?

Pandangan masyarakat Barat yang menganggap tudung itu sebagai simbol penindasan dan pendapat masyarakat Islam yang melihat tudung sebagai simbol ketakwaan adalah tidak tepat dan tidak kena pada tempatnya. Dengan mengharamkan pemakaian tudung dan lain-lain simbol keagamaan yang ‘zahir’ di sekolah-sekolah, kerajaan Perancis dengan sendirinya telah gagal menghormati prinsip asasnya mengenai kebebasan, kesamarataan dan semangat persaudaraan.…

Tudung critic France

LETTER TO THE EDITOR What’s With the Hijab? The West obsession with the hijab as a symbol of oppression and the Muslim obsession with the hijab as a symbol of piety are both misguided and misplaced. In banning the wearing of Muslim headscarves and other “ostentatious” religious symbols in schools, the French Republic has undermined…

Brutal Rape and Murder of Noor Suzaily

The brutal rape and murder of Noor Suzaily is a tragedy. The bus company that employed a wanted man with such a criminal record as the driver of a public vehicle must be held accountable. The Government must require that public transport companies conduct a stringent security check on all prospective employees who are entrusted…

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