Saturday, May 12, 2007

They 'Leak' Once In A Month

Recently, the was a chaos in the Parliament after a 'joke' made by two MPs.
Sexist lawmakers get away with insulting women
(taken from NST, May 11, 2007)
By V. Vasudevan

Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) [right] and Datuk Mohd Said Yusuf (BN Jasin) were accused of using unparliamentary language against Fong Poh Kuan (DAP Batu Gajah) during an exchange on Wednesday.

KUALA LUMPUR: An opposition attempt to refer two backbenchers to the Privileges Committee for disciplinary action failed on a technicality yesterday.

Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) and Da-tuk Mohd Said Yusuf (BN-Jasin) were accused of using unparliamentary language against Fong Poh Kuan (DAP-Batu Gajah) during an exchange on Wednesday.

At the start of the afternoon sitting, the DAP members had criticised the leaks at the entrance of the media centre.

Opposition leader Lim Kit Siang was leading the charge and had been complaining about the way the government was maintaining public facilities.

It was then that Bung Moktar and Mohd Said were reported to have each made a statement in quick succession that in effect said: "Where is the leak, the member for Batu Gajah also leaks once a month."

"Where is the leak, the member for Batu Gajah also leaks once a month."

For full report, click here.

And the next day, these are the response from several women's organisations regarding the 'joke'.

Groups slam MPs for making sexist 'joke' against women
(taken from The Star, May 12, 2007)

By PARVEEN GILL

PETALING JAYA: Several women’s organisations reacted angrily to the sexist remark made by two backbenchers against Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan, saying it was unacceptable.

Fong Poh Kuan (DAP Batu Gajah)

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil is also unhappy with the incident.

“Even in jest, it should not have been done. I would like to request all MPs to show exemplary behaviour, especially on gender issues,” she said yesterday.

For full report, click here.

I guess if those two monkeys could utter such word in the Parliament, I guess the people from Kinabatangan and Jasin had made a BIG mistake by choosing such MP to represent the constituency.

That's was just pure nonsense. Don't they have better examples to talk about, instead on mentioning those sexist remark? Well, this shows that how funny and naive (and the stupidity) our MPs can be sometimes. They'll only think AFTER they talk (I guess it should be 'crap' rather than 'talk').

Would love to hear comments from you guys (especially girls and women) out there on this 'joke'.

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