Bright ideas are coming thick and fast from the East Java police chief, this time headscarves for policewomen.
After suggesting that police officers improve their image and strengthen their faith by performing prayers while on the job Brigadier General Anton Bachrul Alam only a few days later has asked that Muslim police women don the jilbab/hijab, or headscarf, while on duty.
This is to invite them to walk the straight path. By wearing the jilbab it means concealing their womanliness [aurat].
It's all happening in the BrigGen's mind right now.
However our hero added
It's a suggestion, not an order.
I'm sure that police women will wear the jilbab. It would be good for them.
Reactions soon came from Muhammadiyah, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), and the Prosperous Justice Party (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS)). Spokesman of all three organisations praised the police chief's good intentions, but warned against the use of any force, saying that the decision for a woman to conceal her head hair must come from the heart. detik detik