Monday, July 07, 2008

'Kota Baru bans noisy high heels'

I'm beginning to suspect certain states in Malaysia are run by aliens. Check out this insightful article in The New Paper:

"Authorities in Kota Baru have banned Muslim women from wearing bright lipstick and noisy high-heeled shoes to work. The ban will enhance thir dignity and prevent them from getting raped, Bernama said."

The government went on to say, kindly, that they may wear them if the heels are padded with rubber. A RM500 fine awaits any violator.

Ban, ban, ban. Fine, fine, fine. Is this the only thing they know how to do? Oh wait - that's the island down south.

But seriously, I agree that heels are noisy and irritating, but to say they facilitate rape? Unfortunately, such sweeping and extreme statements are already commonplace.

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