Woman In Shorts Denied Entry At Kajang Police Station After Getting Into An Accident
The woman claimed her Bermuda shorts covered her knees while the police said otherwise.
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A woman who drove an SUV got into an accident with a truck in Batu Sembilan, Cheras, yesterday morning but was turned away from the police station when she wanted to lodge a report.
First, both the woman and the truck driver drove to the Batu Sembilan police station to lodge a report but were asked to go to the Kajang police station instead.
The police officer at the Kajang police station refused to entertain her request after seeing through the car window that she wore “shorts.”
The woman claimed that she was wearing a pair of Bermuda shorts that covered her knees.
Although she told the police officer that she would have to travel a distance away to change clothes, he refused to adapt or change his mind.
Sensing that she was not getting anywhere with the officer, she called her sister to bring long pants for her.
It was ridiculous. How can they deny me the right to lodge a report unless I change my clothes? He told me he didn’t care and that even ministers wouldn’t be allowed to enter (if they were dressed that way).The woman involved in a road accident
The woman said the police officer at the first police station didn’t reprimand her for her attire so she wondered why she was turned away at the other station.
If there was such a rule (shorts not allowed), then somebody would have told me at the first police station. It makes no sense.The woman involved in a road accident
Feeling dissatisfied, she asked the officer for his name and badge number to file a complaint but he refused to divulge the information.
According to Free Malaysia Today, she contacted Kajang assemblyman Hee Loy Sian, who said he would check with the Kajang police station.
Kajang police released a statement to tell their side of the story. The police claimed that the woman wore shorts that reached above her knees and only changed to Bermuda shorts (the picture example shown in FMT) after she was refused entry.
Kajang police chief ACP Mohd Zaid Hassan said the police never had issues regarding clothing attire after dealing with almost 300 people daily.
Netizens disagreed with the police officer’s actions and wondered when our policemen became the moral and fashion police.
This incident also made many wonder whether they needed to go home and change clothes if they ever get into an accident before heading to the police station.
Some netizens shared similar experiences when they had to visit the police station too.
Why is @PDRMsia changing function to become moral police?? Tak cukupke JAKIM, Jais dsb?? Can you please be professional & dont let your personal beliefs abt women attire disrupt your duties???! Its not even logic, if i m in trouble, takkan nak balik tukar baju baru boleh repot— LaraWinchester🪐🏴 (@LaraWincheste18) January 31, 2023
Geez~. I always wear shorts unless to work n shopping complex. So if encounter accident, then hv to take a grab back home n chg my attire first b4 making police report, Make sense? Or I hv to do medical Chk n report b4 i can call ambulance 999?— Robbo (@RobsonDeMCap) January 31, 2023
🤣🤣🤣 what has attire to do from seeking help. If I was robbed while wearing shorts should I go home wear my long pants and long sleeve shirt then come to the police station to ledge a report??? R they the police or fashion police… funny la…— Kranjit sandhu (@Kranjitsandhu) January 31, 2023
Why are we still doing this? @PDRMsia— His Lordship Baron of Luxor (@GerardValkyrie3) January 31, 2023
Ini bukan urusan formal kerajaan yg memerlukan pakaian rasmi and whatnot.
A bit too much. She came straight from a car accident scene and they expect her to dress up? pic.twitter.com/6BKLqnFK2I— Lÿo 🇲🇾 (@ylihao) January 31, 2023
I once tried to lodge a police report on a Sunday wearing Bermuda pants, but was denied entry. I came back the next day before work complete with tie & jacket. Was then treated very cordially. Lucky my matter was not urgent. Imagine otherwise. The rule on dress code is archaic.— Nick Vooi (@Nickvooi) January 31, 2023
Have seen another lady experience this in Balai Polis Kajang in front of my eyes…. Also immediately after an accident 🤦🏾♂️— Khisshen Raj (@KhisshenRaj) January 31, 2023
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