MCA slams Tajuddin over sexist comment
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.