KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — A special officer to the Kelantan menteri besar has defended the Kota Baru Municipal Council (MPKB) for fining a non-Muslim Kelantanese woman over allegedly indecent clothing.

Free Malaysia Today reported Lau Chin Chua as claiming that photographs of the woman circulating online did not show her in the clothing she wore when she was fined.

“She was wearing pants so short that people thought she wasn’t wearing any, only a T-shirt. She then changed into a different pair of shorts and posted a picture of the (subsequent) outfit,” he was quoted as saying.

Lau accused the 35-year-old woman of trying to trick the public by changing her attire, but said the local council had already taken her picture beforehand.

Yesterday, New Straits Times reported that the council’s enforcement officers issued the fine to the woman who operates a clothing business, during an inspection at the outlet.

MPKB’s president Rosnazli Amin reportedly said the woman had violated provisions of the Business and Industrial Trade By-Laws 2019.