A prominent Muslim priest has told Malaysian women to stop wearing figure-hugging clothes. He claims that they are giving Muslim men sleepless nights and distracting them from prayer.
Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, a fundamentalist Muslim cleric attacked the appeal of modern Malaysian women and said that the provocative clothes were a form of 'emotional abuse' for the men.
Aziz said that the clothes, which are considered modest by the Western standards, were stopping the country's men getting a good night's sleep.
"Our prayers become unfocused and our sleep is often disturbed," he added.
The priest's comments drew instant criticism from women's groups in the country.