Bung, we need thinkers in Parliament, not clowns

TTF: There is so much Bung Mokhtar could have told parliament today. 

For instance, he could have explained the constitutional and moral ramifications to the MAH’s position on female employees wearing headscarfs. Instead, he went the next step (see news item below), telling the Dewan Rakyat that nobody preferred women who were ugly even if they were in the nude.

Seriously, Bung? Is that what you think the whole brouhaha over the headscarf issue is about?

I’m quite sure, that while it is true tudungs are not determining factors when deciding a woman’s appeal, nobody voted you into Parliament to display your prejudices against womenfolk. Not only did you waste everyone’s time, you revealed that you are too much of a self-opiniated egotist to be a defender of your constituents’ rights.

Come on la Bung, wake up. The country is inching towards a general election, and the last thing we need is people like you clowning around Parliament. 

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman’s beauty is not defined by whether or not she covers her head, a Barisan Nasional (BN) lawmaker said in Parliament today amid an ongoing controversy over wearing headscarves at work.

Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin said the tudung or headscarf neither subtracts a woman’s attractiveness or otherwise.

“What is the problem in wearing a tudung? If she is a beautiful woman, even if she wears a tudung, she would still be beautiful.

“If she is not pretty, even if she nude, who would want her?” he said in the Dewan Rakyat.

Bung Moktar then named several PAS lawmakers present and claimed that even they would agree with him on this matter.

The ‘tudung’ controversy arose after the Malaysian Labour Centre of the Union Network International said hotel employees have complained about discrimination against Muslim front desk workers who were told to remove their headscarves.

The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) responded by saying the practice locally was due to the standards held by some international chain operators.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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