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Employers urged to respect wishes of Muslim workers
Published on: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: Employers are advised to respect the wishes of Muslim employees, particularly women, and not prohibit them from wearing the tudung, Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid said.

She said she received complaints about such actions by female employers.

"I want companies in the State to respect employees who wear the tudung. Don't force them to take it off," she said, after the Sepanggar Umno Division delegates meeting at Klagan Hotel, Saturday.

She reminded them that Islam is the official religion of the country and therefore employers must not treat their Muslim employees in a manner that contradicts the practice of their faith.

Jainab also asked for more housing developments in Sepanggar for the job opportunities and to attract more people to live in the district.

"We have a lot of people coming to Sepanggar as there are a lot of job opportunities here, so we need more houses to accommodate the people," she said. – Jeremy S Zabala

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