MPKB Allegedly Fined Kelantanese Women For Wearing Tight Clothes In Viral FB Post

Muslim women in Kelantan who are dressed in sexy or tight clothing are subjected to a fine of not more than RM1,000, a jail sentence of not more than six months, or both.

Cover image via Saddam Kias/Facebook

Yesterday, 9 April, a Facebook post about Kelantanese women being fined for dressing in tight clothes went viral

According to the post, Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB) fined a few women for wearing tight clothes. The exact time and location of the incident remain unknown.

The Facebook post has garnered over 15,000 shares within a day.

The post also alleged that there is an ongoing campaign in Kelantan called 'tutup aurat pembawa rahmat' (cover your aurat and be blessed)

It also cautioned the people of Kelantan to be "careful" in order to not be fined by MPKB.

"If you value your money, adhere to the laws of Kelantan," the post wrote.

In another Facebook post with a similar caption, a poster titled 'Aurat Ku Maruah Ku' (My Aurat, My Dignity) encourages women to take care of their 'aurat'. 

The poster also warned that anyone found guilty for dressing in tight and sexy clothes will be punished under the state's Syariah Criminal Code 1985.

The poster features an illustration of how a Muslim woman shouldn't dress.

Image via Facebook

Previously, Kelantan's religious department (JAHEAIK) has said that Muslims who dress indecently are subjected to Section 5(1) of Syariah Criminal Code 1985

The summons issued to a citizen in Kota Bharu for wearing tight pants was circulated online in 2016.

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Sinar Harian reported that Muslims who are found guilty by JAHEAIK are required to attend a counselling session, but will be fined RM1,000 if they do not adhere to it.

Section 5(1) of Kelantan's Syariah Criminal Code 1985 states that Muslims who are found guilty for acting or behaving in an "indecent manner" will be liable to a fine not more than RM1,000, imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or both

You can read the full Facebook post here:

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