PETALING JAYA: Kajang police have confirmed a woman was denied entry into a police station because her attire went against its dress code.
Kajang district police chief Zaid Hassan said the woman was “wearing shorts that were above her knees”.
He said the officer on duty asked the woman, who had gone to the station to lodge a report after a car accident, to change her clothes.
“The woman was dissatisfied and refused to heed the officer’s advice in the beginning and had also provoked the officer,” he said in a statement.
Zaid added that the officer then advised her again to change into a more suitable attire if she wanted to conduct any business in the police station.
“The woman left and returned after 20 minutes wearing long pants,” he said.
He also said the police station had not encountered any issues regarding visitor attire and that the dress code for visitors was posted at the control post for reference.
When contacted, the woman denied claims that she had provoked the officer.
Earlier, the woman in question told FMT that she intended to lodge a police report following a car accident but was denied entry for “wearing shorts”.
Karen (not her real name) claimed that she was wearing a pair of Bermuda shorts that covered her knees when she first went to the police station.