Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Don't Reelect These Scoundrel MPs In Next GE Says SIS.

Sisters In Islam (SIS) executive director Zainah Anwar: "I would like to say that Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN – Kinabatangan), Mohd Said Yusof (BN – Jasin), Mohamad Aziz (Sri Gading-BN), Abdul Fatah Harun (Rantau Panjang-Pas) and Badruddin Amirulddin (Jerai-BN) should not be selected to contest in the next general election. And if they are selected, I urge the voters to reject them. We will also campaign to enlighten their voters as to why we think they are not fit to be elected."

Those are indeed strong words which have been directed at the actions of the elected representatives. The one thing these men have in common apart from being 'Honourable' Members of Parliament is that they are all Malays. How regrettable that a race whose culture, genteel manners and soft-spoken politeness are legendary should now as a whole be tarnished by the unthinking words of a few of these songkok wearing bozos. Four of the five hopeless MPs are from BN. Come general elections, how would the wanita and puteri wings, of say Umno, campaign for these foul-mouthed candidates? Would they forget that such an incident ever took place and go house to house asking women to vote for them? Or would they make a stand and reject their nominations as not befitting an MP? Going by the reactions of the number two in Wanita Umno, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who gave a slow motion belated response to the 'bocor' issue, rocking the Umno boat for the sake of upholding principles is very very unlikely.

To protesters who gathered at the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to highlight their anger at the sexist remarks made by the two MPs in parliament, all that Sharizat could say was "please don’t be over emotional, we know that it is very important to be gender sensitive and that sexist remarks should not be made in parliament. I will bring it up to the cabinet." I wonder if this would have been her studied response if the insult had come from a group of DAP MPs? She would have probably stood on her bench at Parliament House and on behalf of all women screamed "male chauvinism, suspend the MPs" while milking every possible advantage in rubbishing the opposition. Unfortunately for her it turned out to be ruling party clowns, otherwise with her histrionic abilities Sharizat would have been a shoo-in for the International Trade and Industry portfolio at the next Cabinet reshuffle. In that sense I suppose she is genuinely saddened by the turn of events!

Related story in today's TheStar: Jasin MP denies making ‘bocor’ comment
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Update: Explain, Najib Tells BN MPs Implicated In 'Leak' Issue

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "scoundrel MPs" is just one mere symptom of a rotting political party. The other symptoms are too aplenty to mention. But recently we hear "re-con politicians" of the same party criticizing bloggers for lies, slander and spreading public uneasiness..irresponsible (to put it mildly) but yet look at the illustrated case. The Star online reporting apologies given and on the same day, another contradictory report saying there was a denial that an apology was made. Which is true? Maybe those UMNO leaders and Ministers who had their "foot stucked in their motuhs" can now unpulled their foot out and reply to the public, which report is true. Well, since they are so damn sure of their logic (rather illogic stupid judgement). Perhaps, it's time to eat their words.

3:43 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

The BN ladies had to refer "upstairs" for permission to say anything at all. At first, the response was to pretend there was nothing much to talk about. Only after the public furore grew, BN realised it couldn't just keep quiet about it.
In the old days, with their complete control over the MSM, the could have buried this quietly, but they can't do that now.
Have to thank the Bloggers for that.

4:13 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deafening silence from chow mei fun and etc etc. Busy frying publicity on other items, presumably. Women voters should realize that BN's selection of candidates at GE leaves much to be desired. The manifesto of 2004 is reduced to "ashes". The print was: "BN recognises all groups including young people, WOMEN and rural folk as national assets. All must be involved in nation building."

So, what examples have the sexist BN MPs value women? By insulting them, degrading them? But the biggest fallacy is that the PM rated himself, (quote): "I am No 1 public servant." (unquote)

But now the public demanded these two to be sacked. Will the public No 1 "servant" listens to the "masters" (employers cum public voters). You bet your life, nothing will come to be effected on the two. So much for the servant claim.

7:01 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paid a visit to the zoo and guess what? Pandemonium in the zoo. The zoo keeper acknowledged in monkey business and of course, monkey gibberish talk. He said a monkey well versed in the law of the jungle told his monkey colleagues not to 'apologise" as insults in the zoo is normal. "These things happen in the zoo". Another monkey said all monkeys should take it light-heartedly.

I asked the zoo keeper why the zoo keeps these types of monkeys. Shaking his head the zoo keeper said, "What to do? The management people brought them in." What a bloody shame!!

11:02 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Human Resources Minister captioned newspapers headlines, "Bosses can be fined for ignoring sexual harassment grouses". The public has started questioning what relevance and what integrity when legislators like MPs are allowed to verbally harass fellow MPs when Malaysian public can be fined. What type of messages are the government sending to the people. You mean MPs can do it in Parliament while Malaysians are punishable. We have the Deputy prime minister saying it should be taken with light-heartedness and another minister with a law degree asking the racist Ministers not to apologise to the Opposition woman MP. What type of BN leaders did voters voted in? It makes one sick to the core, the type of shame this top governance of BN leadership. The rot and endless shame. First class infrastructure and first class mentality. Well, you have seen all during these few weeks. Leaking and collapsing ceilings and foul mouths. Enough is enough.

11:13 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These two MPs should be refered to the Parliament's Priviledges Committee and be suspended for at least a week. The purpose of their remarks is to embarass and intimidate MP Fong from speaking up-a form of sexual harassment-by referring to her biological functions. Frankly I have no respect for a DPM who condones such juvenile and chauvinistic attacks on female MPs. Besides the pandering Minister for Women, why did the UMNO, MCA and MIC Wanita Chiefs keep silent in Parliament? Were they napping like the PM?Couldn't they stand up and ask these two MCPs to respect their female colleagues if not their own mothers and sisters!

5:24 PM GMT+8  

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