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JAKARTA: Kerajaan Indonesia menghalang sekolah di seluruh negara memaksa pelajar atau anggota fakulti memakai tudung atau menggambarkan ciri tertentu agama lain, menyatakan itu hak individu, bukan institusi.

The Straits Times melaporkan, keputusan bersama oleh menteri mengenai perkara itu dikeluarkan semalam, berikutan kekecohan baru-baru ini selepas sebuah sekolah vokasional di Padang yang dikendalikan oleh pentadbiran di wilayah Sumatera Barat mewajibkan semua pelajar perempuan, termasuk bukan Islam, memakai jilbab Muslim.

“Ia hak individu. Guru, pelajar dengan persetujuan ibu bapa mempunyai hak untuk memilih. Ini bukan keputusan sekolah.

“Sekolah sepatutnya mempromosikan ideologi pluralisme agama Indonesia, memupuk perpaduan dan keharmonian agama,” kata Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Indonesia, Nadiem Makarim pada taklimat media maya, semalam.DISYORKAN UNTUK ANDA

Nadiem bersama Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri, Tito Karnavian dan Menteri Hal Ehwal Agama, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, menandatangani keputusan menteri terbabit.

Nadiem berkata, apa-apa undang-undang kecil yang ada yang dikeluarkan oleh pemerintahan daerah atau peraturan oleh sekolah yang melanggar perintah baharu ini harus dibatalkan dalam 30 hari berikutnya.

Katanya, sekatan itu termasuk pemotongan dana bantuan.

Bulan lalu, seorang pelajar perempuan bukan Islam di sekolah Padang dihukum selepas enggan mematuhi peraturan yang mewajibkan semua pelajar perempuan memakai tudung ketika mengikuti kelas dalam talian.

Seterusnya, video Facebook yang disiarkan oleh ibu pelajar yang pergi ke sekolah untuk membuat tunjuk perasaan menjadi tular dan disiarkan di media nasional.

Kekecohan yang berlaku mendorong sekolah untuk meminta maaf dan menarik balik hukuman.

Peraturan kontroversi sekolah itu bagaimanapun, berteraskan undang-undang kecil wilayah Sumatera Barat yang dikeluarkan pada 2005 yang mewajibkan semua pelajar perempuan memakai tudung di sekolah tanpa mengira agama mereka.

Kumpulan Hak Asasi, Institut Setara yang berpusat di Jakarta, berkata banyak sekolah di Indonesia sudah lama menerapkan peraturan sama berdasarkan apa yang mereka katakan sebagai adat dan tradisi setempat.

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In a recent fiasco that took place on Twitter, many Malaysian netizens were outraged after a budget was released regarding the allocation of funds from an NGO-run Tabung Covid-19 initiative for Personal Protective Equipment intended for use by Malaysian frontline medical staff.

But the outrage was centered around one thing in particular, which was listed alongside budget allocations for other PPE equipment: tudung.

Malaysian netizens immediately caught on to that and predictably, cried foul over the fact that a substantial amount of money is being allotted to the purchasing of the traditional Muslim shawl instead of other seemingly more important things

However, with misconceptions abound, many angry netizens did not realise that in the case of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the tudung in this case does not in fact refer to the traditional Muslim shawl, but in fact, it actually refers to one part of the PPE attire that is worn by all members of medical staff.

Just like how face shields and gloves are a mandatory part of the PPE attire, ‘tudungs‘ or head shawls, are also used by medical personnel to protect and keep their heads from being exposed while working on the job.

As explained by Prof Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar, Lecturer and Researcher from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at USIM, ‘tudung’ may refer to two things:

  • normal tudungs that female Muslim doctor wear. These tudungs are normally kept in operation theaters or ICU where they will be disinfected and kept in hospitals. They are not disposable. People who use them include nurses, attendants who may not be active in seeing patients but still need to wear disinfected tudungs in wards/area designated as COVID-19 management.
  • disposable head and neck covering worn by frontliners as part of PPE, regardless of gender or religious belief, to protect themselves.

Given the fact that medical personnel have to wear PPE gear all the time, and especially in this current weather where it is always sweltering hot, Professor Madya told WORLD OF BUZZ that the tudungs used by frontline health officials are often drenched and need to be replaced, causing a shortage in supplies. Furthermore, non-disposable tudungs used in hospitals need to be sanitised properly, and with the high turnover rate, hospitals are facing challenges in doing so.

She even provided us a photo of a male frontline medical officer, who is seen wearing the tudung protective head and neck covering, which is disposable.

resident medical officer, who herself is of the Hindu faith, has also chimed in over social media to inform the public that tudung, when referring to PPE equipment, talks about the disposable head and neck covering which is worn by all medical personnel, regardless of religion, race or gender.

So it bears to remember that we should always be mindful to do some research into the authenticity of what we read online, before jumping to quick conclusions! Professor Madya also reminds us to remain united during this time, and not dichotomize our support for our frontliners. Advice that we truly agree with!

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