Instructors Were Driven To Distraction

MONDAY, OCT. 2, 1995

Malaysian women complained that instructors were giving them leering looks during driving tests. So the government ordered the women to cover up.

A testing official told women Sunday not to wear “sexy clothes,” which he said included sleeveless blouses, shorts and miniskirts.

“We have received complaints from women candidates about funny looks from our testers,” said Mohamed Safiee May, head of Penang State’s driving test department. “It is a fact that all our testers are men.”

A longstanding - but much ignored - law forbids revealing attire during driving tests, Safiee May said. He told driving schools to remind students of the rule.

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