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Nurses’ uniform too tight, says PAS MP

KUALA LUMPUR: A PAS MP wants changes to be made to the dress code for nurses, saying the uniform worn by nurses is too tight and not shariah-compliant.

In debating the much-awaited health white paper on public health sector reforms, Wan Razali Wan Nor (PN-Kuantan) complained that nurses’ uniforms “show their body shape”.

“I would like to ask whether we are going to keep following the Western mould on the dress code for nurses?

“Can’t it be changed so that some relaxation on the dress code can be given?” he asked in the Dewan Rakyat.

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PAS MP draws flak from union, MMA over remarks on nurses’ attire
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PETALING JAYA: Several organisations and individuals today slammed Kuantan MP Wan Razali Wan Nor for saying uniforms worn by nurses were too tight and not shariah-compliant.

While the nurses’ union defended the uniform, saying it was not figure-hugging, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said it was a shame that the PAS MP was more concerned about the nurses’ dress code at a time when the public was concerned about the sustainability of the country’s healthcare system.

Malayan Nurses Union president Nor Hayati Abd Rashid said the uniforms nurses wore were designed to be functional and to make it easier for them to carry out their duties

She maintained that the uniforms were not tight and that they adhered to guidelines set by the health ministry.

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Raising petty issues lowers PAS’ dignity, says observer
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PETALING JAYA: Raising petty issues such as nurses’ uniforms only serves to lower the dignity of PAS MPs, says political observer Sayuti Omar.

Speaking to FMT, he said politicians should make use of Parliament to raise critical or urgent topics, instead of being seen as “obsessed over religion” without doing any proper study or research into the issues that they raise.

“Outsiders will see that these admonishments from PAS lack quality, raise petty issues or divert from the topic of the debate. It is a loss for PAS,” Sayuti said.

On Thursday, Kuantan MP Wan Razali Wan Nor told the Dewan Rakyat during the debate on the health white paper that nurses’ uniforms show off a woman’s figure and are non-shariah compliant.

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Nurses’ uniforms: Where are the women’s voices?
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Malaysians should not have to put up with MPs of PAS or any MP who likes to drag politics into the gutter.

Why should we have to tolerate misogynistic MPs who time and again have set new lows in the Dewan Rakyat?

In a debate on the health white paper in the Dewan Rakyat, the MP for Kuantan, Wan Razali Wan Nor of PAS, wanted the dress code for women nurses to be changed.

Many of us cannot comprehend the absurdity of Wan Razali turning his personal opinion on nurses’ uniforms into a topic for serious discussion in parliament.

There must have been several other pressing issues more suitable for a meaningful parliamentary debate, but Wan Razali chose to talk about his preference of female uniforms.

He complained that the uniforms worn by many women nurses were too tight and not shariah-compliant.

He may have tried to appear intelligent by participating in the debate, except that the topic chosen only served to show his actual level of intellect. More importantly, would he acknowledge that his criticism of the uniform is, in truth, an assault on women?

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Health Minister rallies behind nurses’ uniforms amid PAS criticism
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HEALTH Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa has defended the uniforms worn by nurses in Malaysia stating that there is nothing wrong with them after a PAS MP said they were too tight.

Dr Zaliha emphasised that nurses adhere to ethical guidelines regarding their uniforms and from her perspective, there are no issues with the current attire.

“There are ethics nurses adhere to when it comes to their uniforms and it is clear to me that there is no problem.

“We have just tabled the Health White Paper and should be focusing on what is important which is providing the best health services to the people. For now, I do not see the uniform as an issue,” she added.

Meanwhile, Negri Sembilan Srikandi Keadilan chief  Nadhirah Halim criticised the opposition politicians for questioning the use of specific uniforms in the nursing profession.

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