Is being nude better than wearing headscarves, asks Nazri

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Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz has criticised a policy which bars Muslim staff from wearing headscarves at the front desk of certain hotels.

“Is being naked better than wearing headscarves at the front desk?” he asked when the question was posed to him during a press conference in Parliament this afternoon.

He was responding to the Union Network International-Malaysia Labour Centre (UNI-MLC), which highlighted complaints received from hotel employees that their management does not allow them to wear headscarves at work.

Nazri described the policy as “disrespectful” and a form of discrimination.

“This is a form of discrimination as the (federal) constitution clearly states that there should be no form of discrimination,” he said...

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