PM rebukes home minister over dress code blunder


PARLIAMENT | Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim today reprimanded his cabinet member, Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, for not adhering to the Parliament’s dress code.

This comes after Saifuddin donned a purple batik shirt with white stripes as he attended Dewan Rakyat proceedings, with an opposition MP pointing out the choice of apparel.

“I agree with Hulu Terengganu MP (Rosol Wahid) and I remind the home minister to adhere to parliamentary rules,” Anwar said during the prime minister’s question and answer session before answering Rosol’s other queries.

Rosol Wahid (Perikatan Nasional-Hulu Terengganu)

Earlier today, Rosol raised the issue of the parliamentary dress code after seeing Saifuddin clad in the attire traditional to the Malay Archipelago.

“Before I ask my questions, may I ask about the parliamentary dress code? What are the days we can wear batik?

“It’s because I can see the home minister donning batik today.”

On Oct 11, 2021, the Dewan Rakyat passed a resolution to allow MPs to wear long-sleeved batik shirts on Thursdays during house proceedings.

Thursday is usually the last day of the week for parliamentary sittings, with some exceptions.

However, the resolution was not made mandatory. -Mkini

PM rebukes home minister over dress code blunder