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‘No headscarf’ hotel policy smacks of Islamophobia, says Art Harun

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PETALING JAYA: Prominent lawyer Azhar Harun has weighed in on the issue of Muslim women not being allowed to wear the hijab when working at hotels, saying it “smacks of Islamophobia”.

Taking to Facebook, he called the policy by international hotel franchises as “discrimination based on religion and gender”.

“It does not really matter if the hotels are just following an international SOP, why can’t women wearing headscarf or tudung work as frontline staff at international hotels?” he asked of the standard operating procedures (SOP) practiced by the hotels.

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