KOTA BARU: More than 300 people in Kelantan have been slapped with notices to attend counselling sessions for wearing sexy dresses and behaving indecently at public places.
Kelantan Islamic Affairs Department (JAHEAIK) director Datuk Che Mohd Rahim Jusoh said the notices were issued in a series of operations carried out between January and last month.
“All of them were slapped with the notices and need to attend the counselling sessions in stages as set by the department.
“However, 80 per cent of them did not attend the counselling sessions.
“We will send them another notice urging them to attend the sessions,” said Che Mohd Rahim.
He said the department would not hesitate to take the matter to court if the individuals issued with the notices failed to turn up for the second round of counselling sessions.
Checks by NSTP at several shopping complexes and malls in the town area showed that many Muslim women were still wearing tight fitting clothes, exposing parts of their aurat.
Section 5(1) of Kelantan Syariah Criminal Code 1985 states that Muslims who were found guilty for acting or behaving in an “indecent manner” will be liable to be slapped with a fine of not more than RM1,000, imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or both.
Those found guilty by JAHEAIK are required to attend a counselling session, but will be fined RM1,000 if they do not attend.
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