Malaysia Tells Women to Cover Up During Driving Tests
Oct. 01, 1995
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Malaysian women complained that instructors were giving them leering looks during driving tests. So the government ordered the women to cover up.
A testing official told women Sunday not to wear ``sexy clothes,'' which he said included sleeveless blouses, shorts and miniskirts.
``We have received complaints from women candidates about funny looks from our testers,'' said Mohamed Safiee May, head of Penang State's driving test department. ``It is a fact that all our testers are men.''
He did not indicate any action would be taken against the testers.
A longstanding _ but much ignored _ law forbids revealing attire during driving tests, Safiee May said. He ordered driving schools to remind their students of the rule.
S.L. Yeoh, 19, recently returned to Malaysia from studies abroad and showed up for a driving test in a sleeveless blouse. She was told to go home and change.
``I didn't know there was a dress code,'' she said.