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29 June 2009TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERNRE: REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION REGARDING UNIFORMDear Sir/Madam,   1. I am writing to you on b...
6.   As this matter (regarding interpretation of this clause) is ambiguous, and insistence     upon a narrow interpretatio...
#04-4504      Bedok Reservoir Road,      Singapore      470716.cc.   Dr. Phang Chiew Hun,      Director of Health Sciences...
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Nurulpoly attachment-towhomitmayconcern(2)amended

  1. 1. 29 June 2009TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERNRE: REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION REGARDING UNIFORMDear Sir/Madam, 1. I am writing to you on behalf of my daughter, Nurul Iiman Zhulkeflee, NRIC No: S9108529A, student ID: S10076184B, who is currently pursuing her first year Diploma studies in Health Sciences faculty, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. 2. We understand that as part of her course she is required to do an attachment program with your Institution. 3. At the onset we are informing you that Nurul Iiman, being a Muslim woman attaining the age of accountability, she has already adopted modesty code in her dressing as required by our Faith, Islam. She is required to don her headscarf and cannot publicly expose her thighs and legs. Please note that this is a significant part of her dress and cannot be regarded as accessory. We do take very seriously our practice of our religion. As such, we seek your understanding regarding this matter by allowing her to, either be exempted from it (if ever your uniform code contravene commandments of our religion), or allow her to vary the manner of her wearing such uniform, to accommodate our religious requirement. 4. We are confident that religious rights are protected and tolerated in our multi- religious country. No one should be discriminated for reasonably upholding any of their basic rights as a citizen. 5. We have read thoroughly the Handbook (Clinical Logbook) on “Clinical Attachment (CA) Module Instructions – clause 13. UNIFORM CODE, and as we understand, no where does it explicitly state that she is required to remove her headscarf which already has become a part of her compulsory dressing in public. Lest some people may misconstrue it as accessory, we must reiterate that this interpretation is erroneous and insistence to regard it as such, so as to require for its removal, may be deemed ultra vires, for which we reserve the right to object. 1
  2. 2. 6. As this matter (regarding interpretation of this clause) is ambiguous, and insistence upon a narrow interpretation which unreasonably infringes into my daughter’s modesty, may be deemed by us to be prejudicial, and therefore clarifications are in order before compliance. I have already written to the Director Health Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, explaining to her that: “... we are not being rigid. As we have explained, only “... if the need arises which is reasonable (such as in emergency or actual medical procedure requiring temporary exposure) these would be fair basis for her to accommodate.” So, we hope that perhaps you may enlighten us as to the compelling reason, if any, why a Muslim lady must contravene commandments of her religion.”7. We have yet to receive a written memo informing us as to which authority, under which by-laws, or who insisted that every Muslim lady nursing student must remove her compulsory headscarf, and what is its rationale, so that we can take up the issue directly with them.8. We are also aware of the clause, “If you do not meet the requirements, you will be asked to leave the clinical area immediately to get yourself sorted out.” Lest any who may be over-zealous in trying to misapply this, (only because of her headscarf, whereas she has fully complied in putting on the required uniform) please also be informed, that any act to deprive my daughter from participating in her attachment because of this would not be taken lightly and we reserve the right to seek legal redress if need be.9. I would appreciate that in future, any significant verbal instructions regarding this matter for my daughter to comply be followed up in writing, copied to me.10. Hoping for your kind understanding on this matter. Thank you Sincerely yours, ‫ذوامكفل حاج امسعيل‬ Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail Apt. Block 716, 2
  3. 3. #04-4504 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470716.cc. Dr. Phang Chiew Hun, Director of Health Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489. Madam Siti Muslehat Dr. Ronnie Lim 3

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