Two Penang reps make an issue of women’s dressing

http://www.thestaronline.com/news/story … sec=nation

Wednesday May 23, 2007

PENANG: After the recent bocor (leak) controversy in the Dewan Rakyat, one would have thought that backbenchers would know enough to stay clear of sexist remarks.

Not in the Penang state assembly.

Permatang Berangan assemblyman Shabudin Yahaya and Sungai Dua assemblyman Datuk Jasmin Mohamed blamed women’s provocative dressing for sexual crimes, raising the hackles of Tan Cheng Liang (BN Jawi).

The womens dressing menggoda (lures) and mencabar (challenges) men, said Shabudin, who interjected during Tans speech when debating the motion of thanks on the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abass opening address.

This prompted Tan to tick him off for his narrow thinking.

Even women who are covered from the head to the toe and two-year-old children have become rape victims. This shows that it has nothing to do with womens dressing, she said.

Shabudin, who is state Islamic Religious Council president, then asked Tan for her views on a dress code for women and Jasmin rose to support it.

Tan said she disagreed with a dress code, as women knew what to wear.

Shabudin then interjected that men were sure to look when sexily attired women pass in front of them.

This is because there is a daya tarikan (attraction), he said.

Jasmin said that women who dressed provocatively also forgot their family responsibilities.

Tan said the issue was not about the womens dressing but the mindset of men.

In his speech, Mansor Musa (BN Batu Maung) rapped the two assemblymen for their sexist remarks, saying they were not showing a good example in the House.

Tan also alleged that a Seberang Prai Municipal Council official had been signing the overtime claims of his workers when they did not do any extra work.

Phee Boon Poh (DAP Sungai Puyu) asked Tan to substantiate her allegations.

However, Speaker Datuk Yahaya Abdul Hami disallowed the question, saying the reply should come from the concerned state executive councillor.

Are these people, looking for their 15 minutes of ‘fame’?

BN is full of these monkeys.

I guess its easier to point the problem towards women.

Oooh monkeys! Do they perform little tricks on unicycles?

They are good at throwing feces.

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They are good at throwing feces.[/quote]

Then monkey’s no good. :frowning:

means they as MAN/MEN cannot control their own nafsu…

that’s the main issue.

And that’s where self-control comes in. Failing that, people who have no self control whatsoever should be put in jail. There’s a fine line between attracting the opposite sex and forcefully outraging a woman’s modesty, physically or by recording it on video as it happened in Penang recently. There is nothing wrong with trying to be more attractive, but they also choose who they want to appeal to, not that it means anyone can violate them.

Making oneself more appealing / attractive is a natural instinct - these traits exist in wildlife as well. Even in wildlife if the female species does not want the male they fight him off and reject it as well.

I recall reading an incident in the papers in Miri where a lady was touched deliberately during a fair at a shopping complex. The lady made a police report and put the lowlife pervert in jail.

The two comedians in the Penang State Legislature spoke out on a sexist non-issue, likely intending to garner a few more votes from some of their narrow-minded district voters… that president of the Islamic Council who was so out-spoken reminds me of an empty vessel that makes most noise. The female rep did well to fill in what he lacked as a vessel. Can we remember the former what’s his name Indonesian Minister of Islamic Affairs who was secretly caught on camera frolicking with a celebrity and had to resign??? What a hypocrite and there are others like him everywhere!!!Meeeoow!!! :evil: