Anwar urged to intervene in ‘sexy’, inappropriate attire for Muslim air stewardess

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must step in to implement reforms on the deployment of sharia-compliant policing among airline flight attendants.

The Tambun MP is regarded as having the ability to handle the situation deftly without inciting racism in Malaysia.

“Implementing this change will allow Muslim flight attendants to cover themselves more comfortably,” Malay news portal The Merdeka Times cited former Selangor state government senior secretary Hanapi Jusoh as saying.

Hanapi penned on his Facebook page requesting for Anwar to resolve this issue so that any Muslim flight attendant who wishes to cover herself with a hijab may do so.

Furthermore, Hanapi also commented on a video of Rantau Panjang MP Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusof while she was the deputy minister of women and family (during the Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob administration) on the failure to implement the sharia-compliant flight attendants’ attire concept which was widely disseminated on social media.

“Among other things, Siti Zailah claimed that PAS ministers and deputy ministers were few and were unable to speak up. She also stated that Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (the then Human Resources Minister) was the accountable minister.”

Furthermore, Hanapi asserted that restricting Muslims from complying with the teachings of their religion is contrary to the freedom of practising one’s religion.

“Preventing Muslim flight attendants from covering their aurat – parts of the body that should be covered (from the navel to the ankles of men and the whole body of women except face) – which complies with the demand of Islam is in conflict with the freedom to practice their religion,” he argued.

“Above all else, Islam is the official religion of Malaysia as enshrined in our country’s constitution” he said. – Dec 30, 2022

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