The Wanita Keadilan chief says a lady's dressing should not be blamed for the best way she is handled.
PETALING JAYA: Puteri Umno should follow the fashion advice from Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor “to decorate shabbily with a view to keep away from harassment” since they give the impression of being as much as him and even gave him a giant spherical of applause for saying so throughout a TN50 dialogue.
In an announcement issued at present, Wanita Keadilan chief Zuraida Kamaruddin reminded the Federal Territories minister lady’s dressing should not be blamed for the best way she is handled.
Tengku Adnan, often known as Ku Nan, made the comment throughout a Nationwide Transformation 2050 (TN50) dialogue on Could 17 in response to a query from a participant, who expressed her worry over the present lack of public security.
“Our ladies in Wanita Keadilan all costume up neatly and keep away from harassment as a result of mischievous males merely don't harass ladies who're dignified and are assured of themselves,” Zuraida stated.
“If Puteri Umno nonetheless has an issue with harassment, we invite them to hitch Wanita Keadilan or Srikandi Keadilan.”
Zuraida stated in another nations, ladies have been solely allowed to exit with male chaperones, and that too totally coated from head to toe.
“Nonetheless, there isn't a want for us to go to that extent if we have now legal guidelines to discourage males from being disrespectful and impolite to ladies,” she stated.
The Ampang MP additionally stated Wanita Keadilan believed in gender parity and that included males respecting ladies as equals.
“If males have no idea their boundaries, then there should be punishments to make them realise their errors,” she stated.
She stated though sexual harassment within the office falls underneath the Employment Act 1955, the avenue for authorized motion by the sufferer in opposition to the perpetrator was nonetheless restricted underneath the frequent legislation.
Zuraida stated there was a have to make modifications to the prevailing legislation to guard ladies’s rights to decorate as they happy, including that as a substitute of dressing shabbily, ample legal guidelines should be put in place to guard ladies from males who act like animals.
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