The Chairman of the Barisan Backbenchers’ Club, Dr. Jamaluddin Jarjis should be commended for tendering an apology to DAP Secretary-General and MP for Kota Melaka, Kerk Kim Hock for the conduct of Bung Moktar and Thong, but Jamaluddin’s apology had been nullified so long as the two errant Barisan Nasional MPs are unrepentant and unapologetic for their sexist conduct.
In fact, Bung Moktar and Thong had compounded their unparliamentary conduct by trying to justify their sexist language, claiming that they meant no offence. I find it most shocking that the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Dr Mahadzir Mohd Khir, could defend such uncouth, sexist and unparliamentary conduct.
Bung, Thong and even Mahadzir should explain whether they would use these terms to ask the Minister for International Trade and Industry Datuk Paduka Rafidah Aziz, Social Welfare Minister Siti Zaharah Suleiman, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Deputy Minister for Culture, Youth and Tourism Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen or any Barisan Nasional woman MP to ask them to give way during their speeches in Parliament!
The Human Resource Minister, Datuk Dr. Fong Chan Onn, who is promoting
the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Code to prevent sexual harassment
at workplaces, should give a three-point special briefing to all Barisan