04 August 2007

UUM students ticked off despite dress code denial

The Star

A FEW weeks after Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) denied it had imposed a new dress code, several UUM students received notices for wearing skirts, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.

One of the students, who wore a collared shirt and a skirt which covered her knees, said she received the notice from a warden on Wednesday.

The notice stated that the student did not abide by the university’s dress code and had worn revealing clothes, the article reported.

Last month, the university authority denied imposing a new ruling forcing all female students, including non-Malays, to wear baju kurung.

UUM deputy vice-chancellor (student affairs and alumni) Assoc Prof Dr Ahmad Faiz Hamid said the university allowed students to wear skirts and slacks.

“Even though the university authority has said this to the media, my friends and I still received the notices,” the student said, adding that they only wore skirts after learning that the university authority had revoked the ruling.

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