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Hussein Amar has caused an uproar in Tanzania after he complained about a female member of parliament wearing trousers.

According to the BBC, Amar said that the way some women dress invites ridicule to the country's parliament.

"Mr Speaker, an example there is my sister seated on my right with a yellow shirt. Look at the trousers she was worn, Mr Speaker!"

WION reports that Amar argued that the parliament was a reflection of society, citing a portion of the parliament's rules forbidding female legislators from wearing tight jeans.

Much to the dismay of both the female MP in question and several other female MPs in attendance, the speaker then asked her to leave because she was wearing "black tight-fitting trousers".

Speaker Job Ndugai ordered Condester Sichwale to leave, instructing the MP to "go dress up well, and then join us back later".

He also added that it wasn't the first complaint that he had received about the attire worn by female members of parliament. He has since informed officials that they have the right to deny entry to anyone who is inappropriately dressed.

Now, a group of female MPs have called for an apology regarding the matter.

Image credit: The Herald

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