Bill to ban women in Cambodia from wearing revealing clothes draws criticism

Ministry of Interior secretary of state Ouk Kim Lek responded on Tuesday (Aug 5) to criticism concerning a draft law that would ban women from wearing overly revealing clothing, saying that input from all parties will be considered as the law moves through the promulgation process.

Several people have criticised some points of the draft law such as banning women from wearing short and revealing clothing and men from taking off their shirts in public places.

Social media users submitted a joint petition opposing the ban. The users claimed that the law should be made to protect the rights of citizens, not to oppress them.

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