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39 women slapped in Malaysia for wearing tight fitting and indecent dresses

Malaysia has different sharia court for Muslim citizens which applies sharia law in the country. So Muslims must follow the sharia law, especially during the Ramadan. Kelantan is a stale of north-eastern peninsular Malaysia. Sharia law is also applicable there. Wearing sexy and tight fitting dresses are crime under section 5 of Kelantan Syariah Criminal Enactment Code 1985 of the state. Offenders may be fined and jailed for the crime.
According to sharia law men and women must not wear dresses which exposes their body shapes and women must cover specific areas of their body, known as aurat.
A notice asking to follow the sharia law, especially wearing decent cloths during the Ramadan was issued recently. Later enforcement officers conducted operations in several towns and found many women wearing indecent revealing dresses. 39 women were slapped and several others were warned during the operation. Enforcement officers also caught two men in restaurant for not fasting. Hundreds of women caught wearing sexy dresses were also summoned for counseling session.

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