PETALING JAYA: Motivational speaker Prof Datuk Dr Muhaya Mohamad has apologised for her video in which she advised women to act a "little dense" to find love.
The ophthalmologist also said that the nearly one-minute video clip, which had courted criticism from many, was taken from a 45-minute session that went live on her social media channels on Feb 6.
Dr Muhaya said that the live session, entitled “Between Love and Ambition” was to answer questions on Facebook from women who are caught between pursuing their career, finding love and having a family.
“Technically, this is an old video. However, I understand that the clip, which had been edited to 56 seconds, has led to feelings of uneasiness in the community, especially among women, and has even raised much debate, division and suspicion.
“I take responsibility and would like to issue an apology over the misunderstanding that has emerged.
"I also wish to record my highest thanks to all who have shown concern, including the media, friends and family members, ” she said in a Facebook post on Thursday (June 10).
Dr Muhaya added that those who wished to get a deeper explanation on the issue could view the video on her YouTube channel at Prof Muhaya TV.
“I am also a woman, wife, mother and grandmother, and have a career. I will always support and pray for women to achieve great heights and to find heavenly happiness, ” she said.
In the video which went viral, Dr Muhaya had suggested that single, unmarried women looking for love ought to “act a little dumb” as men like women who are "damsels in distress".
She also said that women who are driven and ambitious have high testosterone levels and would not be able to find a husband.