Thirty-nine women in Kelantan were slapped with notices by the state Islamic Affairs and Religious Department (JAHEAIK) for dressing sexily and behaving indecently in public during the fasting month. (Pic courtesy JAHEAIK)

KOTA BARU: Thirty-nine women in Kelantan were slapped with notices by the state Islamic Affairs and Religious Department (JAHEAIK) for dressing sexily and behaving indecently in public during the fasting month.

JAHEAIK assistant chief director (syariah law division) Mohd Fadzuli Mohd Zain said the women were slapped with the notices during a nine-hour operation here yesterday.

He said 70 enforcement officers from several agencies such as JAHEAIK, Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB), state Welfare Department and the police took part in the operation which ended about 7pm last night.

"The operations which started at 10am covered several locations in the town areas.

"During the operations, 39 women were slapped with the notices and need to attend counselling sessions in stages as set by the department while eight others were given warning not to repeat their act,” he said.

He said the eight women were also warned not to wear sexy attires in public.

Fadzuli said during the operation two men were caught at a restaurant for not fasting.

He said the department would continue to carry out similar operations from time to time to nab those who breached provisions in the syariah law.