A woman has a right to wear what she wants and a person’s attire should not restrict her from being employed.
In stating so, MIC Wanita chief Mohana Muniandy said denying a woman a job due to her choice of attire was “really bad”, especially when it was worn for religious purposes.
“Malaysia is moving forward with moderation and this requirement is extremist and unnecessary. It is just not logical,” she told The Rakyat Post when contacted.
Mohana was commenting on a tweet by actor Datuk Rosyam Nor who alleged that a toy store had allegedly requested his daughter to remove her tudung as a requirement for employment, last Thursday.
She also wondered why a toy store would enforce such a requirement when tudung-clad women are a normal sight in Malaysia.
Yesterday, Puteri Umno chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin slammed the toy shop, arguing that the action was against the rights of Muslims.
She also said that it showed that there were still people who were narrow-minded about tudung-clad women and demanded that the outlet apologise.
Meanwhile, the management of the toy shop, Hamleys Malaysia, had posted an official apology to the public on Facebook yesterday regarding the matter.
The statement added that it did not have such a policy and welcomed any applicant, regardless of race and religion.