The general elections are definitely near. The Election Commision plays coy with with statements like this and the habitually rude and obnoxious Backbenchers have started a shocking trend of apologising.
Granted, Badrudin Amiruldin, our “esteemed” (or should I say steamed up?) MP from Jerai apologised only after Jelutong’s Karpal Singh threatened to “make the issue public”.
Still his this sheepish apology blaming it on “terlajak” words seem inordinately hasty, compared to “close one eye” episode by Jasin’s Mohd Said and Badruddin own earlier “god has punished you” diatribe”.
In fact, it took Badruddin took more than a week, and this too was prompted by backlash from the disabled community of Malaysia, to retract his statement.
This “tunnel” statement that this Jerai loudmouth should really have refrained from making, might cost him dearly, and not too long from now.
The venue was the Umno general assembly, and the issue was with Air Asia female flight crew being too revealing. The female delegate who brought it up might have had a valid point on the decent attire angle (after all Air Asia is a leading budget carrier regionally). But this mulut gatal MP who can’t resist making a sexist or demeaning remark every now and then, seems to have taken the issue on a trajectory that is dangerous (to himself that is)
He can justify all he likes but then, to quote a friend of mine who likes to bastardise old sayings, Terlajak bot boleh gostan, Terlajak cakap, lu siap.
Badruddin and his fellow Parliament stooges, Bung Mukhtar Radin of Kinabatangan and Mohd Said Yusof of Jasin seem to have a knack for lots of tongue slips. Many of these slips has been at the expense of women.
These three has rarely (should I say never) shown their oral prowess during the tabling of bills and other more serious matters that Parliamentarians as elected legislators should do. So why do we need them?
I suppose at the end of the day their lousy rep reflects on the party that fields them and the blind electorate that elects them. But what do these three care, as long as their get their column inches in the newspaper, right?
In my kampung, if kids had uttered bad things, they usually get cili padi stuffed in their mouths. In the case of these three, I must say they are either badly brought up, or there is a scarcity of cili padi in their areas.