16 May, 2007

MPs apologise for sexist remarks ?

According to The Star, Kinabatangan MP Bung Mokhtar Radin and Jasin MP Mohd Said Yusof were said to have apologised today over their sexist remarks made in Parliament last week.

he remarks caused a nationwide furore, leading various women’s groups to protest against the two MPs outside the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry on Tuesday.

"I am very sorry. I apologise to all women. It was a slip of the tongue, said in the heat of the moment," said Mohd Said, adding, "I respect all women and the liberation of women."

In Kota Kinabalu, Bung Mokhtar also expressed his apology to all women for his "unintended remarks."

"It was not my intention to hurt any woman.

"I said it in the heat of an argument with DAP members, who were calling me binatang (animal) and accusing the Barisan Nasional of corruption.

"I strongly feel that women's feelings should be respected," he told The Star.

Both MPs got into hot soup when they remarked, "mana bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor setiap bulan" (Where is the leak, Batu Gajah [MP Fong Po Kuan] also leaks every month) during a heated argument last week over a leaked ceiling.

But, according to Howsy , the "Bocor Issue': - The Two Male Chauvinist Pigs (MCPs) Did Not Apologise; The Star Endorses Lying."

The latest from ntv7's 6 pm BM news: They DID NOT apologise !! Read here.

And Malaysiakini reported this :

However when malaysiakini contacted Mohd Said for comment, he denied making any apology. “Why should I apologise? This was a matter raised during debate in Parliament. This is usual,” he said. He also said he would meet Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil on Friday to explain his remarks. Bung Mokhtar did not pick up his telephone when contacted.



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