The Kota Baru Municipal Council have been slammed for their moral policing.
Non-Muslim businesses are up in arms after two businesses were issued with summonses for putting up “indecent” pictures.
On July 25, 2016, a watch shop in Aeon Mall was fined for displaying two "sexy" posters, supplied by the brand manufacturers.
One featured Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.
The other one showed a female model, wearing a strapless dress, her arms interlocked with a man.
A day later, a shop selling skincare products in the same mall was similarly slapped with a fine just because they had a poster that featured a female model who was not wearing a head scarf and covering her ‘aurat’.
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State Local Government committee chairperson Abdul Fattah Mahmood said these posters showing models who are “not properly covered” are bound to elicit sexual desire from those who see them!
Even our local loony Ridhuan Tee had said in his February 16, 2015 column in Malay daily Sinar Harian that by “exposing and flaunting” their bodies, women are motivating men to commit rape”.
No wonder lah! Now I understand! Every time, I go to Google images to locate photos whether for my blog or for my lectures' slides, I keep getting a hard-on. And that's because there are so many pics of women flaunting skin.
You may think that patrolling retail outlets in search of posters with dress code violation is just as sick as PAS’ snoop squads hunting Muslim women deemed to have dressed immodestly but this is life in Kelantan in 2016!
On Tuesday, I was at the Friendship Toastmasters Club meeting to take on the role of General Evaluator. A good meeting, actually.