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Want to hide your face in M'sian court? Wear a T-shirt, not undies

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How do you remain anonymous in court?

Ditch the underwear and opt for a T-shirt to cover your face instead.

You see, the judiciary was not amused by the antics of some Customs officers, who had donned undies to hide their identity as they were brought into the Petaling Jaya M­­a­gistrates court to be remanded last month

They had allegedly smuggled millions of ringgit worth of contraband items like cigarettes and alcohol.

Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Zul­kefli Ahmad Makinudin said there might be a discussion with the various enforcement agencies over the brief is­­sue.

“Everyone should come to court decently dressed,” he told The Star.

“We can tell enforcement agencies to have officers on duty, to ensure that the accused persons are pro­perly attired when they are in court.”

“It does not reflect well on the judiciary when these incidents happen,” said Justice Zulkefli, adding that he did not want to see a repeat of such antics.

Decent attire, please

Officer-in-charge at the KL court ACP Goh Kok Liang said his officers would make sure that accused persons and suspects were decently attired when they are brought to court.

“There is no law to stop them from hiding their face but they should not put underwear over their heads,” said ACP Goh. “If they want, they can put on a T-shirt.”

The 15 were among 28 Customs personnel subsequently charged with accepting bribes as an inducement not to take action over the smuggling of contraband.

Source: Star Online

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