Governor advises women to dress accordingly
Responding to recent cases of gang-rape in public transportation buses, Governor Fauzi Bowo advised people, especially women, to give an extra thought to the clothes and accessories they wear to avoid attracting unwanted attention.
“(They) must adjust to their surrounding environment so that they don’t provoke people to commit unwanted acts,” he said.
“Imagine if someone on board a mikrolet (minivan) sits wearing a mini-skirt, you would get fidgety,” he said lightheartedly.
Fauzi added that the Transportation Agency, together with the police, must work hard to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.
Recently, a female university student was murdered after being raped on board a public minivan, while another woman in a separate incident of gang rape was left severely traumatized by her tragedy.