Teresa stands by her blouse
By LEE YUK PENG
PETALING JAYA: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok stood up to accusations that her long-sleeved blouse was too revealing for Parliament, saying she saw nothing wrong with her choice of outfit on Thursday.
The MP from DAP, who wore the blouse made of sheer material and a dress, was criticised during question time by Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh (BNPutatan) who complained that her outfit was revealing (menjolok mata) and improper.
It was long-sleeved and not entirely transparent. I see nothing wrong with the blouse. I will continue to wear it in future, said Kok yesterday.
Dress issue: Kok showing the outfit she wore to Parliament on Thursday.
Kok, who was attacked 10 years ago in another episode involving her outfit, said the complaint was nonsense.
I think Putatan (Dr Marcus) was seeking attention on TV since the first 30 minutes of question time is on live telecast, she added.
Dr Marcus, citing Standing Orders, stood up to point out to Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia that Koks outfit was revealing and inappropriate.
Pandikar Amin, however, defused the situation, saying he was not drawn to Koks clothes.
When contacted, Dr Marcus argued that Kok should be wearing formal attire like her male counterparts.
I stood to remind her that she was not in proper parliamentarian attire. One must be serious in Parliament and not main-main (fool around). She wore a fancy dress as if she was taking part in a fashion show. Parliament is not the place for her to show how nice her dresses are, he said.
Standing Order 41(f) states that a woman should either be wearing national attire, sarong or long-sleeved blouse with knee-length skirt, ceremonial dress or any attire permitted by the Chair in the Dewan Rakyat.
pervert BN rep has time to peek into her blouse…