No sarong? A towel works just as fine

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Previously it was a sarong that made headlines and today towel, when a girl was reportedly asked to cover her legs with a towel.One Facebook user expressed her disbelief and uploaded pictures of herself covered in a yellow towel from the waist down and her posting has since gone viral, capturing the attention of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, among others, who also shared it on her Facebook wall.“Have to borrow patients towel to visit patients,” the posting read and has made rounds in several social media groups since it was posted two days ago.

According to her explanation on her Facebook post, the incident happened when she was trying to visit a patient at the Sungai Buloh Hospital and upon being blocked by the guards, allegedly for wearing shorts well above the knees, her father had to rush in and borrow a towel just so that she could go in.“I have no choice. My father need to go up to the ward and borrow patient’s towel and bring down for me to tie and close my half knees. The guards mentioned that it is the order of Health Ministry.”According to the Sungai Buloh Hospital website, the Health Ministry already listed out visitor’s dress code which emphasises on proper attire.

Short skirts and shorts were among the clothing items prohibited in the dress code listing.However, according to a report by The Star Online, Sungai Buloh Hospital director Dr Khalid Ibrahim has apologised over the incident.The online portal quoted the director as saying that it was not the policy of the ministry or the hospital to bar anyone from entering the hospital based on attire.

“However, we encourage the public to dress decently when visiting patients.”

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