Langkawi MP says sorry for 'wear nothing' comment

KUALA LUMPUR: Langkawi MP Datuk Mohd Suhaimi Abdullah has apologised for his sexist remark against a government backbencher last month.

While Mohd Suhaimi did not mention the name of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, of which the remark was targeted, he issued an apology to the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul and MPs.

“I would like to apologise for my mistake during my Budget 2024 speech on Oct 26. I am apologising to Tan Sri Speaker and MPs on my offensive and hurtful statement,” he told the Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (Nov 9).

“I would like to emphasize that as an MP of the legendary island, Langkawi is close to my heart. Issues related to Langkawi and its people should not be trivialised and perceptions should not be cast,” he added.

On Oct 26, Mohd Suhaimi told Kok that she could go to Langkawi even if she was not wearing anything after the latter had asked whether shorts were allowed to be worn on the holiday island.

He also mentioned that he wanted to imagine what Kok would wear to Langkawi.

He came under fire from various parties for his jibe, with Kok's fellow DAP MPs, Young Syefura Othman (PH-Bentong) and Lim Lip Eng (PH-Kepong) filing two motions to refer him to Parliament's Rights and Privileges Committee.

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