Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has once again come under the spotlight after he accused several DAP women lawmakers of being foul-mouthed and behaving indecently.
He made those remarks while the Parliament is debating the Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill yesterday (20 July), which then lead to another commotion in the Dewan Rakyat.
The incident happened after he, along with 2 other MPs, was called out for making sexist statements about women elected as representatives in the Dewan Rakyat. Tajuddin claimed that those calling him out were only doing it to put them in a bad light.
“I want to tell you, they don’t know these three people? How we take care of women’s dignity, how we help women. You don’t know how we treat our wanita (women),” he said.
“Our problem now is the women in DAP, vulgar behaviour, foul mouths!”
The other 2 MPs who were being called out for their history of making sexist statements against women in Parliament are Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar and Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.
Tajuddin’s remarks did not go well against several Pakatan Harapan lawmakers who retaliated and urged Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Rashid Hasnon to eject him from Dewan Rakyat.
Multiple representatives, including Jelutong MP RSN Rayer, Rasah MP Cha Kee Chin, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh and Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto also called for Datuk Mohd Rashid to take action against Tajuddin, adding that he must retract his statement and apologise.
While the deputy speaker issued a warning against Tajuddin, he allegedly used the word “pukimak” which was not picked up by the microphones, causing further uproar in the Dewan Rakyat.
The commotion continued until Tajuddin exited the hall. Meanwhile, Datuk Mohd Rashid also warned Tajuddin against repeating his words and asked for the debate on the Bill to continue.
Meanwhile, the incident also went viral online with many condemning the Tajuddin for using swear words inside the Parliament.
Among them were the Anti-Sexual Harassment Advocacy Group who issued a statement in response to the incident, saying “Such shameful conduct has no place in Parliament, let alone debating a Bill which is intended to protect those facing sexual harassment.”
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