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The uniforms at Malaysian public schools are as follows: . As to the choice between long or short trousers for boys, in recent times it has become more common for Muslim boys to wear long trousers, especially at secondary level. Chinese or Indian boys still wear short trousers at primary level and in the first couple of years of secondary at some schools. Students are required to wear white socks and white shoes some school required students to wear black socks and black shoes with the above uniform. For modesty reasons as well, most schools require female students who wear the baju kurung to wear a plain-coloured camisole underneath. In addition to these, schools usually have their own school badges which must be sewn or ironed on to the uniform - generally at the left chest. Some schools also require students to sew their name tags in addition to the school badge.
Yesterday, local news portals have been hot on the heels of the story of a Form 3 student who was not allowed to enter a class in Cheras because she was wearing a baju kurung uniform. An allegation has surfaced that a public secondary school in Cheras near here has barred a new Form 3 student from entering class as she was wearing a baju kurung which the school claimed was against the dress code. Lawrence Jayaraj, the father of a Form 3 student atending a Cheras school, was schocked that his daughter was told that only Malay-Muslim students at the school were allowed to wear the baju kurung - and was barred from attending classes when she turned up in one. Britney Nicole, the student, had recently transferred to this new school.
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