Don’t link dress code to racial issue, says Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi expressed regret over a remark by an Opposition MPs who criticized the dress code imposed for the public at the government premises.
The party President said it should not become an issue.

“They tried to link the dress code with racial issue. That’s very extreme.

“I hope our civil servants are not gullible by the views of the opposition MPs,” he said in a FB posting.
The Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman added that Malaysians of various races and religions have always understood the concept of decency and morality which is part of the Rukun Negara.
“Everyone understands that being polite and putting on a decent attire doesn’t mean they have to be expensive or beautiful. Wanting to link the dress code as a burden to the poor or certain ethnic groups is superficial and excessive.
“Malaysia is a country inhabited by a virtuous society in line with the high value of its cultural decency,” he said.
In a news portal report, a DAP MP voiced his protest against several government agencies which he described trying to set a dress code for the public at their premised.
Zahid also hoped the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali will take immediate action heads of government agencies acting against their provision.