‘Sexy’ Ger­akan can­di­dates?

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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.”

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