Well, it’s a competitive world in UMNO as the party’s pyramidal structure gets narrower and narrower as one strives to the top.
Yes, we must understand that she could be worried with young upstart members like Noraini Ahmad. So Zaleha probably wanted to say something profound.
OK, there’s plenty of important pressing material for discussions at such forum, what with the nation still reeling from corruption, crimes and cronyism (all three ‘c’ could well be inter-related), and prices inflating like chapattis heated on pans, and young little girls murdered before they reached 10, Zaleha decided …….. get this …….. to attack the uniform of AirAsia air stewardesses.
Malaysiakini reported that at the UMNO annual assembly Wanita delegate sees red over AirAsia uniform. The women delegates to the annual general assembly of mighty political juggernaut UMNO discussed in depth, and with strong words, the AirAsia uniform for female cabin crew as ‘embarrassing’ to women.
She gasped: “Legs, knees and thighs are exposed for all to see. This is an embarrassment to women. Something must be done.”
So she diligently skipped silly issues like corruption, cronyism, crimes, rising prices of goods, little girls being murdered under cruel circumstances, to focus on what she considered as the provocative dresses of stewardess on AirAsia.
She raised the matter during the debate on a motion on social issues and religion. And guess who was the Chairperson of the debate?
None other than tebuan keeper, Badruddin Amiruldin. The exchange between these two midgets went as follows:
Zaleha: The provocative uniform must be changed to something reflective of Eastern values and which complies with the values of Islam.
Badruddin: I think their skirts are too short.
Zaleha: Cloth can be bought.
Badruddin: I think they don’t have enough cloth.
You have to admit the debate was 'profound' ........ in UMNO's mentality.
Zaleha: She [referring to her ‘embarrassed’ friend] said a flight attendant sat in front of her and she could see her legs, thighs and knees. She was so embarrassed!
Badruddin: Did she see the tunnel?
And the UMNO crowd roared with laughter and approval at that salacious remark by the Chairperson of an UMNO forum on social issues and religion.
Hmmm, wasn’t this the same Badruddin Amiruldin who insulted God?
Anyway, another day, another event, another wannabe, of the UMNO annual general assembly - untuk agama, bangsa dan negara.