A Malaysian businessman wearing knee-length shorts was told to cover up at Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Baggage Services Lost and Found section.
Mr Wilson Ng was forced to put on black trousers and swap his sandals for black shoes in order to retrieve his bag.
The incident took place on May 7, but Mr Ng only wrote about it on his blog placesandfoods.com on Thursday (June 25) after reading numerous reports on such incidents.
Mr Ng said an officer told him that his attire did not comply with the dress code and asked him to return home to change.
He was later given trousers and shoes to put on.
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd said on Friday (June 26) that the incident was due to “miscommunication”.
It told Malay Mail Online: “First and foremost, the dress code applies for public requesting for visitor passes to enter the terminal for any official visits or work purposes. However, the dress code does not apply to passengers passing through our airports.”