So apparently ladies, it’s because you look beautiful and dressed up nicely, you were actually attracting mannerless and ill-minded people to publicly harass you! It’s basically self-invitation according to Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
Yeap, I know exactly what you are thinking…so we just have to dress ourselves up shabbily in order to be safe.
This was remarked at the Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue session when a Puteri UMNO expressed her concern over the safety of her own two daughters as well as the public while hoping that the government would improve public safety.
Somehow this statement feels more like a diss than a compliment;
“It’s because you’re so beautiful. The next time you go out, wear more comot(shabby) clothes.”
Well, it seems that everyone in the room at that time has a great sense of humour because everyone including the woman that raised the concern responded with a laugh while others cheered in the background.
Instead of coming up with a more positive solution after this lady shared her experience of constant public harassment with wolf-whistles and her concern of the rise in robberies and kidnapping, the hall was filled with more wolf-whistling and cheers of compliments.
I think it’s safe for me to say that her daughters’ safety probably wasn’t as important as receiving more wolf-whistles and compliments since she could just laugh the whole thing off.
Source: Malay Mail Online