Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Charges against Siti Noor dropped

Remember her?

That's singer Siti Noor Idayu Abd Moin who was detained by the Perak Religious Dept for allegedly dressing sexily and encouraging vice by performing at a nightclub. The STAR carried this report yesterday:

The 22-year-old singer said the department reached the decision after a meeting on Saturday.

“At the meeting, (the Perak Religious Department) decided to drop the charge as it it did not have enough evidence to press charges," said Siti Noor Idayu.

During the meeting, she said, the department officers also advised her to dress properly in future performances. [More]

Well, I'm glad for her.

I'll probably be told to mind my own business but I’m also curious: Did the religious dept really have a case but not enough evidence, or what? Interferance from higher-ups? And if these officers insisted on advising her about proper dressing even when she's not charged, does it imply that she was - according to laws regulating Muslim propriety - improperly dressed and then reluctantly let off? Again, if she was let off due to lack of evidence, what kind of evidence would have implicated her?

Mmm. Just curious.

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