PETALING JAYA: There is no such thing as a sarong policy, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
The Transport Minister was referring to a post by Facebook user Suzanna G.L. Tan, who had claimed that she was forced to wear a sarong or be refused service at a JPJ branch.
â€œI regret that this dress code issue has taken place.
â€œThere is no such thing as a sarong policy. We should not impose unnecessary dress code guidelines on the public,â€ said Liow in a post on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.
He added that he had directed for an investigation to be conducted immediately into the issue and for action to be taken.
â€œThere is an immediate need to review existing guidelines,â€ said Liow.
Facebook user Tan had earlier told The Star that she had been handed the sarong by officers at the Wangsa Maju JPJ office in Gombak on Monday.
â€œThey just handed me this thing and I knew that if I made a fuss, I would not get my transfer form signed,â€ she said.
In her post, Tan had included a photograph of her wearing a blouse with a skirt that reached just above her knees.
Another photo showed her wearing a sarong at the JPJ counter.