MCA slams Ta­jud­din over sex­ist com­ment

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PETALING JAYA: MCA has slammed Deputy Agri­cul­ture and Agro-based In­dus­tries Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ta­jud­din Ab­dul Rah­man for his al­legedly vul­gar re­mark on Se­puteh MP Teresa Kok.

MCA vice-pres­i­dent Sen­a­tor Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said MCA is out­raged over the in­ap­pro­pri­ate ref­er­ence to the sur­name of the DAP MP.

She said it was al­ready bad for Barisan Na­sional that Ta­jud­din had ut­tered of­fen­sive re­marks in the De­wan Rakyat in the past.

“While we sit on the op­po­site (side of the) fence and are aware that Teresa Kok’s com­ments are fre­quently in­tended to find fault with MCA, our party nev­er­the­less does not tol­er­ate any form of vul­gar­ity by male MPs,” she said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

The Deputy Women, Fam­ily and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment min­is­ter said there is a dif­fer­ence be­tween de­bat­ing is­sues im­pact­ing the econ­omy and wellbeing of the rakyat, and abus­ing one’s im­mu­nity and hurl­ing in­sults.

“Ta­judin’s boor­ish be­hav­iour is a re­flec­tion of his warped men­tal thoughts. Such be­hav­iour is (un­ac­cept­able) from a deputy min­is­ter,” Chew said.

She added that Ta­jud­din should apol­o­gise to all Malaysian Chi­nese as well as women for his com­ment.

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