SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — A secondary school in Melaka, in southern Malaysia, took action against one of its students for wearing a miniskirt at an event held on the school’s premises.
The Methodist Girls’ Secondary School said that two teachers had informed the student, Stephanie Tan Joo Sing to be “properly attired.”
The girl had been attending a charity event aimed to raise funds for local NGOs.
The school has suspended the girl over the skirt, arguing that it is part of their promotion of virtue for the young girls.
Principal Chong Chew Yoong said Sing, who is the head of the school’s Leo Club, defied the school’s instructions and came to the event in the miniskirt.
She added that action was taken against Stephanie after the school received complaints on her attire.
“What she did was tantamount to defying the teachers’ orders and hence, she was subjected to disciplinary action,” she told local Malaysian media.
The girl’s father says that while he doesn’t appreciate his daughter wearing a miniskirt, he believes the suspension is unwarranted.
“I would have been the first to tick her off if she had dressed sexily,” said the father.
He said he was shocked to hear about the suspension after a picture of Stephanie receiving a trophy and certificate from the Malacca Leo Club appeared in the newspapers.
“How could a girl accept it when she is accused of exposing herself before a crowd?” he asked. —www.shafaqna.com/english/