25 women in Kelantan were caught in indecent clothing and was subsequently punished after, in an operation that was carried out to stop women from exposing their aurat and to enforce the Syariah rules.
Several agencies had come together to carry out the operation, known as ‘Ops Sopan’, in Kota Bharu, last Sunday, April 15.
Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB), Kelantan Islamic Religious Affairs Department and National Anti-drug Agency went to various hypermarkets, hotels, and resort areas to find women who were wearing tight clothes.
A MPKB spokesman said that there were 90 officers involved in the operation, which started at 5pm and ended at 8pm.
“Among the locations were AEON, KB Mall, Parkson, Giant, Tesco, Pantai Cahaya Bulan and a few other locations. The enforcement agencies managed to issue 21 notices and four summonses to local women who wore tight clothes.”
According to NST, the 21 women were given notices that required them to attend counseling sessions as a result of their tight clothing while the other four women were slapped with court summonses for the same indecency.
The officers also took the opportunity to educate the public about covering their aurat and had handed out more than 1,000 flyers in a bid to encourage them the dress decently.
However, this law only affects Muslim women and non-Muslims would not be affected.
It is reported that Muslim women found guilty of dressing up in tight or sexy clothing in public places would be punished under Section 5 of the Kelantan Syariah Criminal Enactment Code 1985. They are liable to be fined of up to RM1,000, a jail sentence of up to six months, or both, upon conviction.
With that being said, you guys now know how to dress in Kelantan!
(Source: New Straits Times / WOB)