We stand in solidarity with Kasthuri Patto: DAP Wanita Penang

We, the DAP WANITA Penang are in solidarity with YB Kasthuri Patto and we demand an apology from the MP of Baling, Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim to all Malaysians over his sexist & racist remarks thrown against MP Batu Kawan, YB Kasthuriraani Patto during the first day of Parliamentary session.

His remarks made yesterday over Batu Kawan MP is racist, sexist & totally uncalled for. When Kasthuri Patto questioned about the lack of women representatives in the Select Committee, Baling MP shouted “Gelap tak nampak, pakailah bedak!” (It’s too dark to see, please put on some powder)

As an MP elected by the people standing in the August House, such remarks were senseless, disappointing and unacceptable. This is not the first time where BN MPs have made such sexist remarks to another female MP.

Do you still remember Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhtar’s remarks to former Kampar MP Fong Poh Kuan’s complaint on the leaking roof in Parliament? To recap, he said: “Even the honourable MP leaks once a month.”

Just how many sexist remarks should women MP tolerate in the August house?

On the second day of Parliamentary session, we understand that MP Baling, Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim had made an explanation about his remarks, saying that he was referring to the dim lighting in the house.

His explanation clearly shows that he’s a coward; a spineless person who didn’t even dare to own up his own mistake and apologize. He demonstrated behavior that is not befitting of an MP. His words, “Gelap tak nampak, pakailah bedak!” clearly showed that he was referring to a person.

We will not accept his explanation and we demand a clear, unequivocal & unreserved apology to YB Kasthuri & all women in Malaysia. His words have insulted every woman and has clearly demonstrated his narrow perception of how a woman should be like.

Again, we want a clear, unequivocal & unreserved apology from him to all Malaysians, especially women.

DAP WANITA PENANG


槟州民主行动党妇女组于7月14日于槟城乔治市发表的文告:

槟州民主行动党妇女组与行动党峇都加湾国会议员卡斯杜丽同志共进退,并且强烈要求巫统华玲议员阿都阿兹对于他昨日所发表的“太暗”和“搽粉”言论道歉!

阿都阿兹的“太暗、看不见、涂粉吧”不只是种族主义、更是一番无理及充满性别歧视的言论,充分表达出巫统议员的文化素养。

当卡斯杜丽问责国会遴选委员会为何没有一名女性时,巫统华玲议员阿都阿兹表示“太暗了,看不清,涂粉吧!” 他的言论污蔑了每一位女性,并表达了他自身对女性的刻板印象。

身为一名国会议员,站在神圣的殿堂里,此番言论实属荒唐及让人无法接受。这也不是第一次巫统议员如此污蔑女性领袖。多年以前就有巫统议员邦莫达发表歧视女性的”月漏论“。

我们还需要忍受多少个国会议员在神圣的殿堂里发表性别主义的言论?

在第二天国会下议院复会,阿都阿兹解释道他的言论是指议会厅里的灯光问题。这显然表示他是一个没有担当、没有肩膀、不敢承认错误的懦夫。
他的“涂粉”言论清楚地表示他是针对卡斯杜丽,而不是针对议会的灯光。

我们无法接受如此肤浅的道歉和解释。我们强烈要求阿都阿兹向卡斯杜丽及国人作出清晰、完整的道歉声明。

槟州民主行动党妇女组

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