| Malaysia | 3 July 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Saree has been the talk of the nation in Malaysia for more than a week after an invitation card from local city council in Perak for a festive function apparently barring Indian women from wearing the traditional attire.
The invitation from the Ipoh City Council, known by its Malay acronym of MBI for Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh, for Hari Raya Aidilfitri went viral on the social media. The council later apologised and said that the words had been misinterpreted.
The event took place on 1July 2016 with many ladies turning up in sarees. Across the nation, other ladies, too, took to the saree, one of the world’s oldest and perhaps the only surviving unstitched garment from the past.
Asia Samachar puts together some photos of Malaysian Punjabi ladies in saree.
One of them is Amreet Kaur Sra, a finalist at the Miss World Malaysia 2016, who was at a fashion event in Alor Setar, Kedah.
“Such a coincidence, today is International Saree Day, and I am wearing a beautiful saree by designer Brandon Tan. Such an honour, to show support and also be a part of it,” she shared on her Facebook page yesterday.
Also featured is Malkit Kaur, an active sports enthusiast from Kuala Lumpur. Paviter Kaur Johal also shared with Asia Samachar of her photo with two family members in saree.
Reference material on Titas slides has no credibility, not authentic: UTM (Asia Samachar, 28 June 2016)