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Spreading the cheer: Chew (right) handing out flowers and cards to members of the public at the Kajang market in conjunction with International Women's Day. - Bernama
PETALING JAYA: The stranger who handed a rotten egg to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok should be condemned for his cowardice, said MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.
She likened the incident to a case of subtle violence against women.
“Acts of political violence are more serious lately. It is worrying that there are segments of society whose political development is immature.
“Such extremist behaviour, be it by supporters of the ruling coalition or the Opposition, is unacceptable,” said the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Kajang by-election in a press statement yesterday.
Chew said the country should move towards a mature and healthy political culture to avoid national and racial disharmony, social instability or even physical injuries.
During the incident at 11pm on March 6, Kok had finished speaking at a ceramah that was organised by the Opposition in Taman Cermai when a man approached her on the pretext of shaking hands.
He carried a rotten egg, which broke in Kok’s hand while she was shaking hands with the man.
Separately, MCA Youth deputy secretary-general Tee Hooi Ling defended Chew, saying that Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming’s tweet, which referred to Chew as a janitor and a maid, has turned the spotlight onto the menial workers.
“His comments just a few days before International Women’s Day render it necessary to hold a deeper, more meaningful resolve to overturn such chauvinistic views,” she said in a statement yesterday.
Nga, also Kepayang assemblyman, tweeted in Chinese on March 5 that Chew “dressed up like a cleaner the previous day and carried an iron the next day, making her look like she was applying for a job as a maid”.
Nga said she had forgotten that the people wanted a legislator to speak up against injustice and national stability.
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