Veteran UMNO Leader Tells Women To Dress Shabbily To Avoid Being Harassed

A woman was expressing her concerns about public safety.

Cover image via Bernama via The Malay Mail Online

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor, the Malaysian Minister of the Federal Territories, thinks that women who wish to avoid being harassed in public should dress in a shabby manner

Tengku Adnan, famously known as Ku Nan, said this to a woman who was expressing her concerns about public safety during a Tranformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue in Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, reported Malaysiakini.

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While the woman, who was concerned about the safety of her two daughters, hoped that the government would improve security, Ku Nan thought it was best to comment on the woman's appearance

"Recently, there have been many robberies and kidnapping, I feel scared when I walk around my area. Even in shopping malls, people disturb me, even security guards disturb me," the woman was reported as saying by Malaysiakini.

She identified herself as a member of Federal Territories Puteri UMNO.

To which, Ku Nan told the woman that, "It's because you're so beautiful. The next time you go out, wear more comot (shabby) clothes."

The woman laughed at Ku Nan's sexist remarks, which had made the audience attending the TN50 event to cheer and applause

Malaysiakini also reports that while the woman was speaking, some of the audience members were heard doubting her experience of feeling unsafe while others complimented her looks.

This isn't the first time a male minister has expressed their sexist side:

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