Jumaat, 23 Mei 2008

School uniform not sexy: Pas


KUALA LUMPUR: The baju kurung worn by schoolgirls to government schools is not that sexy, Pas said today. Pas Youth chief Salahudin Ayub said there was no problem with the school uniforms from an Islamic perspective.

“As long as the baju kurung is tailored according to the traditional Malay interpretations of the garment and not too tightly, I don’t see any problem,” he said.

On Wednesday, National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia vice-president Munirah Bahari was reported as saying that the school uniform worn by schoolgirls was sexy.

Her comments generated a furore of responses from teachers, students as well as various women groups, who said that her claims were baseless.

Munirah was reported as saying: “The white blouse is too transparent for girls and it becomes a source of attraction”, and that it could encourage “rape, sexual harassment and even premarital sex”.
Salahudin said, however, said it was unlikely that the school uniform contributed to such social ills.

“Cases of rape and free sex are not caused by one or two simple factors. Teenagers today are exposed to all kinds of influences, including all sorts of pornographic material due the borderless nature of information today,” he said.

By : Arman Ahmad

The New Straits Times Online:23 Mei 2008

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