Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hishammuddin's Sexist Blooper

On Saturday, Hishammuddin Hussein was in London and telling Malaysian students there that “chit-chat” among women have exaggerated the level of street crime in the country and caused fear among the public! Now is this brilliant or what? I am very tempted to borrow his brains – my arse is on holiday, that’s why! Hishammuddin has just proven to all of us that he is a real dumbass!

As Women’s Aid Organization’s executive director, Ivy Joisah said: ‘To downplay street crime to women’s idle chatter is infuriating and demeaning. Perhaps the minister needs to take a bus, walk to the shops and cross a street to understand how frightening it has become”.

PKR’s Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar said the minister’s utterance was an insult to women in the country, and that it “…showcases that (the) government is at a loss of the real issue which is the problem of trigger happy police and structural reforms that needs to be implemented. These are serious issues which needs to be considered and is no joking matter”!

The Malaysian Insider reported this today – Mother’s Day, of all days! – for sure, this Hishammuddin statement is a slur on all Malaysian women! Is the Minister of Home Affairs always this stupid or is he making a special effort?

Celtic scored a 2-1 victory in their final SPL encounter of the season against Hearts. Robbie Keane, wearing the captain's armband on what was surely his last match for the club, netted with a trademark strike after 23 minutes. Marius Zaliukas leveled in the 37th minute for Hearts, expertly turning in a Craig Thomson corner, and China midfielder Zheng Zhi sealed the win for Celtic with a superb 61st-minute volley from 16 yards out.

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