Johor prince weighs in on controversy over attire

Johor prince weighs in on controversy over attire
Malaysia's Farah Ann Abdul Hadi competes on the uneven bars during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 8, 2015.
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JOHOR BARU - Tunku Idris Sultan Ibrahim - the third child of the Sultan of Johor - has weighed in on the recent controversies involving women's clothing after a few women were barred from entering public places for wearing clothing deemed by some to be "inappropriate".

On his Instagram account, the prince posted a quote from popular Zimbabwaen-born Mufti Ismail Musa Menk that read: "When you see a female dressed in a manner that is unacceptable Islamically, do not for a moment think that she is lower than you spiritually.

"If you do that, you are lower than her. Believe me, that is the teaching of your religion. She might have a link with her creator that you do not know about," added Mufti Ismail, before continuing "she might have a heart that is tons better than yours. She might have one weakness that is outward, and you have 50 weaknesses that are hidden."

Tunku Idris' post yesterday garnered more than 4,225 likes and over 130 comments from his followers who voiced their support.

Other than the few cases mentioned earlier, medal-winning artistic gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi was criticised for her competition outfit at the recent SEA Games.

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