Riyadh — A new amendment to the public decency violations schedule announced men wearing shorts in public wouldn’t violate public decorum in Saudi Arabia except in mosques and government offices.
The decision came after Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Naif recently issued a ministerial decision calling for the amendment of the public decorum regulation following the provisions of Articles 7 and 9 of the regulations.
Among the decisions to amend the regulation for violating public decorum, the minister has approved adding a new violation to the classification of public decorum violations, bringing it to 20 violations from the approved 19.
The decision stipulated a fine for anyone who wears shorts only in mosques and government offices, and the sum would range between SR250-500.
It is noteworthy that the public decorum regulation came into force on Nov. 2, 2019. The minister of the Interior approved the rules identifying 19 violations that are punishable by fines ranging from SR50 to SR6,000, and that was before being amended by the latest decision.