Mind how we dress in public

The case where a dentist was jailed for molesting an MRT passenger who was wearing shorts ("Dentist jailed 6 weeks for molesting woman on MRT"; July 2) reminds me of the kampung days, when adolescent girls were told by their parents not to wear hot pants or shorts in public.

The reasons given were that they were "too revealing" and did not reflect well on the girls' modesty or upbringing.

There is definitely a good case for today's parents to relook how our adolescent girls - and adults, for that matter - dress when in public.

Women wear shorts to many places, even to places of worship. This shows a lack of respect for others as well as for the religion.

Perhaps there can be some dress code - for both men and women - when they are in public places.

Benjamin Sim Buke Huang

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2016, with the headline 'Mind how we dress in public'. Print Edition | Subscribe