Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has condemned what she believes to be an invasive treatment made against her in relation to the way she dresses.
Nurul Izzah was responding to netizens who expressed their sympathy and anger over what they believe to be an inappropriate treatment of a man who had reprimanded Nurul Izzah’s dressing.
"Appreciate it dear. Initially, I was taken aback. But heartened by the sensitivity and grace of so many in defence of women everywhere.
"Such invasiveness smacks of the sexism and harassment women have had to endure. We must push back, inculcate better appreciation and treatment of women"
Hannah Yeoh also came to her defense, telling the Permatang Pauh lawmaker to 'hang in there'.
"Bullies come in so many shapes, including 'holier than thou' form. Organiser should have intervened"
A caller to a radio show 'Faizal Ismail' featuring Nurul Izzah, who identified himself as Azrul, told her that she needed to be more careful in how she dresses.
"YB kena pakai betul sikit. Tudung YB kadang-kadang terselak. Saya nampak yang tak sepatutnya. Pakai kebaya ketat sampai nampak baju dalam semua"
While Nurul Izzah appeared taken aback, both she and the show’s host Faizal Ismail thanked the caller for his observation.
However, Nurul Izzah’s face turned incredulous as the caller went on to describe how this is especially so when she wears a tight kebaya.
Netizens commenting on the video posted by Twitter user largely slammed Azrul, pointing out how there were ways to offer advice.
Komen Faizal Ismail:
Menurut Faizal Ismail, dia tidak dapat memberikan respon yang sepatutnya kerana tidak mendengar dengan jelas percakapan dari Azrul dengan jelas.
Ini jelasnya: : "Atas faktor teknikal pada masa itu saya tidak dapat memberikan respon yang tepat dan sepatutnya."
"Di audio telefon lebih jelas. Dan apabila saya mendengar semula rakaman, baru saya perasan dan kami terus memohon maaf kepada YB"
Apapun ramai yang menyokong YB Nurul Izzah yang menajdi mangsa lelaki berkenaan.