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NEWS PAGE ~ Updated: Oct 14, 2000

Nik Aziz's comment on 'indecent dressing' is a myth

PETALING JAYA: The Women's Aid Organisation finds Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat's statement that indecent dressing by women encourages men to attack them sexually, very disconcerting.

The organisation's executive secretary Ivy Josiah said it questioned the logic of this premise, which implied that men did not have any control over their actions and they would act on every emotion and physical desire, making men sound as though they did not have the power to make the right decisions.

"Thus, men are seen as helpless and uncontrolled beings. Does this mean that we should put away men so all girls and women can lead a violence-free life?'' asked Josiah.

She added that this was an insult to men, and urged men to come forward to correct these myths.

Earlier, it was reported that Nik Aziz maintained his stand that indecent dressing by women encourages men to attack them sexually.

He said women who were improperly dressed aroused men's desires to the extent that they might even set upon those who cover their aurat (parts of body which should not be exposed).

He said this when asked to comment on Sisters in Islam's statement that the rape and murder of computer engineer Noor Suzaily Mukthar, 24, in Klang proved that sexual crimes had nothing to do with women's dressing.

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