Disappointing, Police Chief’s recent approval on wearing headscarf for policewomen annulled

A Muslim policewoman is on duty in a Jakarta street. (Photo courtesy: Republika)

A Muslim policewoman is on duty in a Jakarta street. (Photo courtesy: Republika)

“It’s obviously very disappointing, just a week ago Muslim policewomen are in the state of euphoria over verbal approval given by the Chief of Police, now they instead have to accept this,” said Hamidah Abdurrahman, a member of the National Police Commission (Kompolnas).

Policewomen with their headscarves at the Jakarta Police HQ. (Photo courtesy: Republika)

Policewomen with their headscarves at the Jakarta Police HQ. (Photo courtesy: Republika)

http://www.republika.co.id/berita/nasional/hukum/13/11/29/mx0t1z-kompolnas-kecewa-polri-tunda-kebijakan-jilbab-polwan

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