I ask because I see someone jumping up and down macam kera kena belacan wakakaka over some sweetie but obviously bête noire Chinese politicians with traditional Malayan headgear.
But see follows:
my (late) mum and aunties wore them as accessories to their sarung kebaya
good Catholic women like my matey Lucia Lai would probably wear one too when entering a church for prayers
when not covering head, worn loosely like shawl over shoulders, yummy
Any difference between hijab and tudung? I have difficulty seeing any.
Forget about the desert-garb of burka, which function is to minimize moisture loss in a dry environment. If Malaysian sweeties want to wear them in our hot humid climate, then that's their entitlement.
But do you know who were the original wearers of burka-hijab in Malaya (note: not Malaysia)?
No, not Malays as you may suspect, and who in our country's earlier days wore mainly selendang.
The original wearers of burka-hijab in Malaya were Chinese women!!!
Yes, Chinese women who worked at construction sites hauling bricks, wood and cement up the scaffolding of buildings being constructed, and those who tapped rubber trees as well as those female dulang washers at tin mines.
|Chinese female coolies|
I met one in My unforgettable rubber tapping experience
Wait, I inadvertently missed out some prominent original wearers of hujab-tudung-like garb:
|my aunties studied under them at Light Street Convent|
So what are these following two sweeties wearing?
|sweetie Teo Nie Ching|
DAP MP for Kulai
|sweetie Hannah Yeoh|
DAP ADUN for Subang Jaya &
Speaker, DUN Selangor
But really, does it matter what they wear?
Perhaps it does if you're macam kera kena belacan when you see them, whenever you see them, wakakaka.
It's all in (not on) the head, wakakaka!