State Govt Takes Action Against Guest Who Was Topless Under Jacket At Kedah Fashion Week
The organisers of Kedah Fashion Week 2022 (KFW22) came under fire at the start of the week after photos of a scantily clad woman at their event went viral online
The photos, which were circulated across social media, showed the woman wearing a tailored green suit without anything under her jacket with mismatching patterns.
It is said the woman herself had uploaded the photos onto her social media account before they were reposted to other platforms.
The photos drew much attention online, with many netizens deeming the outfit as inappropriate, especially in a public setting such as Aman Central Mall, Alor Setar, which hosted the event from 5 to 7 August.
The controversy behind the viral photos even caught the attention of Kedah Health and Local Government committee chairman, Datuk Dr Mohd Hayati Othman
"I received complaints about the organisers of KFW22 for featuring a model in revealing clothing," he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, 9 August.
"We will summon the organisers, ask for an explanation, and take the appropriate action," he added.
He also noted that the organisers did not obtain a permit or approval from the local authorities to hold the event.
After a discussion with the relevant party, it was found that the individual in the photos was not a model for KFW22 as it was initially believed
In a media statement posted yesterday, 10 August, Mohd Hayati said she was just a guest who had acted on her own. She posed for photos after the fashion show ended and shared them on social media.
The statement clarified that, as she acted on her own, the state government will take the appropriate action against the individual based on the existing laws and regulations.
"The state government also intends to study and streamline minor regulations related to entertainment and shows so that they are more in line with the culture and etiquette of the state of Kedah," the statement read.