Woman denied entry to Penang court because skirt too short

GEORGE TOWN - The 'short skirts' and bare legs controversy has travelled up north, where a woman has been denied entry into the Balik Pulau court complex.

In a posting made Thursday morning and going viral on Facebook, a woman, depicted wearing a brown knee-length skirt, was allegedly denied entry into the court complex by a security guard.

The caption of the photo said: "My colleague was denied entry into the Balik Pulau Mahkamah yesterday morning by a security guard because her skirt was too short. And all she wanted to do, was to certify some documents by the Commissioner of Oaths. Really? This is too short?"

The Star is trying to get in touch with the woman involved for more information.

On Monday, two women, a journalist and Selangor resident, were forced to wear sarongs to enter the Selangor State Secretariat building.

Last Tuesday, a woman was reportedly stopped by security at Sungai Buloh hospital visitor's gate on June 16 for wearing shorts.

In another incident on June 8, a woman was denied entry into the Gombak Road Transport Department (JPJ) office for wearing a skirt above her knee and was asked to wear a sarong for service.