‘Sexy’ Gerakan candidates?
KUALA LUMPUR: One of the suggestions received during the 45th Gerakan National Delegates Conference yesterday was to field more “pretty, sweet, energetic and sexy” candidates.
Gerakan national Legal and Human Rights Bureau chairman Datuk Baljit Singh said it is one of the winning formulas.
“For seats that are sure (to be) lost, why not field a woman who is young, sweet, energetic and sexy who is willing to give it her all? Like Kak Asma (Azma Md Alias) She might lose, but it will create a ‘ripple effect’,” he said.
Azma is a lifetime member who has been with the party since 1985.
Citing the example of party president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong contesting for the Teluk Intan seat against DAP’s Dyanna Sofya Mohd Daud, he said: “Yes, the president won, but look what the Opposition did. I saw her as a young Malay girl, I didn’t see anything else,” he said.
For the next general election, he called on the Youth wing to field more “young blood” to create a “ripple effect”.
Later in the evening, Baljit posted a clarification to his statement on his Facebook page.
“I used Teluk Intan as an example where DAP had a young Malay girl as a candidate. If Gerakan also did this, the candidate may not win but it will help other seats,” he said.
“I candidly referred to Kak Asma as a candidate who would be young and sexy. For those who do not know her, she is a grandmother.”
Baljit added that he had spoken to her earlier and she was fine with his remarks.
“I never intended to lower or degrade any woman and never had such intentions. I am sorry if anyone felt offended.”