On March 29, 2010, the Phnom Penh Post reported on a rally of more than 100 people who came out to urge Khmer women to dress more modestly.
San Arun, secretary of state for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, told the Post that: “Wearing short skirts and sexy clothes causes rape to occur, because all men, when they see white skin, immediately feel like having sex.” Other voices would strongly disagree.
Quoted by Agence-France Presse (AFP), Hun Sen said: “These singers who like to wear sexy clothes look like they have not enough clothing.
Don’t bring them on to TV, let them sing in nightclubs or restaurants.
For example, traditional Cambodian fashion choices helped define our culture of modesty: small shorts, short skirts, and revealing tops used not to be very common.
Female students wearing short skirts can distract male students, and even teachers, from doing their job, thus lowering the quality of education.
In an interview with the German press agency DPA, an English literature student said he had noticed many of his female classmates were wearing short skirts. “I like to see them wearing short skirts, but I wouldn’t want my sister or my girlfriends to do it”.
What do you think when students wear make-up and flashy clothes to school?
Pich Dany,taking courses in computers and English at Pannasastra University: “When I see students – mainly high-school students – wearing short skirts and make-up to school, I think it’s a bad decision.
For better or worse, people will determine who you are by the clothing and styles you choose.