The security guard was alleged to have told her that her dress must touch the floor to be considered long enough.
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A 60-year-old businesswoman had a shock when she went to the Pasir Gudang City Hall to renew her business licence.
She was allegedly stopped by a security guard and was not allowed to use the elevator to get to the office on the second floor, which puzzled her.
China Press quoted the woman as saying that a female officer at the counter suggested she go to the second floor to inquire about the details.
She took her number and was about to go upstairs when a security guard blocked her.
The guard allegedly said she could not take the elevator upstairs because of her dress.
The woman said she needed to wear a skirt touching the floor to be considered long enough.
She didn’t want to argue with the security guard at the time, so she went back to the original counter to find the female officer.
She asked the female officer to check whether her skirt was too short visually.
Forced To Take The Stairs
The female officer said she couldn’t do anything about the matter and instead told her to go up using the stairs.
Despite her foot injury, the woman had no choice.
She later complained to her husband, who was waiting for her in the car.
The woman said she did not want to complain but sincerely hoped that government departments would have a consistent dress standard.
The matter caught the attention of Pasir Gudang MCA, demanding the mayor to explain.
The incident came in the wake of a few incidents in which the public was denied access to the police station and hospital because of their dress.
The public was outraged as the people were in an emergency and needed assistance urgently.
Health minister announces probe into Kampar Hospital’s refusal to treat patient who wore shorts https://t.co/qEro37RNhA— Mawar Aurelia (@AureliaMawar) February 15, 2023
Who decides dress code at gov depts, police station, bomba? The sentry guard?https://t.co/PPke94LFr0— RichardLi (@richardrichli) February 9, 2023