In Australia recently, the Mufti, Sheik al-Hilaly, had provoked an outpouring of outrage over his alleged remarks that scantily dressed women invited rape for they were like uncovered meat before a prowling cat. The furore over the Sheik’s advice to Lebanese Muslim women was claimed to have been taken out of context, but it certainly was deliberately aggravated/instigated by unscrupulous polls-driven grubby politicians.
Now in Malaysia we have our own version of Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly in the person of Datuk Abu Bakar Hassan, the president of the Penang Municipal Council. This time there's no alleged statement or claims of been quoted out of context.
What had happened was that New Straits Times journalist, sweet 23-year old Melissa Darlyne Chow lodged a police report yesterday, after a fellow reporter spotted the image of a woman’s thighs (Melissa's thighs) on the CCTV monitor in the control room of the municipal council and alerted other journalists. They complained to council secretary Ooi Chin Loo about the guard's unauthorised use of public security apparatus to indulge in intrusive voyeurism.
Abu Bakar Hassan shocked everyone (perhaps except himself) by blaming the woman reporter rather than the City Hall security officer’s misconduct, where the scoundrel misused the CCTV to zoom in on and ogle at Melissa's thighs instead of maintaining the security watch – a double misdemeanour of improper voyeurism and negligence in his duties.
Abu Bakar in his misogynist statement averred that if Melissa's dress was not sexy, the incident would not have happened. Can you beat such a stupid idiotic moronic statement? I have to repeat the bodoh word thrice because he certainly deserves it. Yes, his was an example of Malaysia Bodoh!
Abu Bakar voiced his unhappiness over the sexy attire worn by some women reporters during council meetings. Melissa Chow said she was surprised by Abu Bakar’s sexist statement.
“He's implying that I was not properly attired and that I deserved the unwanted attention.”
Well, f**k him, Melissa, he is just a ‘lame’ frustrated old man. He may be sexist but we are sexy. Unlike him we love what you wore and don’t you dare stop wearing them. You certainly do not deserve unwanted attention, but let me say you deserve due and admirable attention.