Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor claimed that women candidates are incompetent despite PAS fielding women candidates at GE15.
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Women have always dealt with sexism in many forms and even more so when they’re leaders in a public setting.
The women candidates in this year’s 15th general election (GE15) have received dismissive comments regarding their appearances. Among the things they have to contend with are lewd comments and harassment online.
The latest person to disparage women candidates was PAS central election director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor during a campaign speech he made in Kuala Jeneri in Sik, Kedah.
In the video that has gone viral, Sanusi claimed that he wasn’t looking down on Muslim women but pointed out why it may be difficult for them.
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He said women candidates couldn’t handle issues and complaints from constituents at any time of the day. While he said all those sexist things, the attendees laughed as if agreeing with him.
I don’t mean to look down on muslimat (women) but when you have constituents calling you at all hours of the day – in the day, at night, in the early hours of the morning – with all sorts of problems, can women handle this? At 3am? We can only imagine women getting up at that hour with their hair all over the place.PAS central election director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor
Netizens have called him out for his sexist comments and called him a misogynist.
They refuted his claims and said women get up at all hours of the night to feed their babies, change diapers, and even care for their loved ones who are ill.
A few netizens also pointed out how the floods did not stop Nurul Izzah, Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, from visiting flood victims in the constituency.
Some Kedahans said they were embarrassed and ashamed by Sanusi’s inappropriate comments and urged people to vote for the right leader and party.
The netizens also said it’s hypocritical of Sanusi to say such things because PAS has put women candidates to contest in GE15.
Org pmpuan lah yg plg boleh bangun pukul 3pagi. Yg duk bgn menyusu anak, tukaq pampers anak, jaga anak demam siang malam pagi ptg. Yg reja doktor, pukui 3/4 pagi org nak beranak, bukan ka pakat panggil doktor pmpuan. Tiba2 mai tang nak jd YB, dan2 tak boleh. Pasaipa plak— LittleMissFarah (@najwa_faizal) November 10, 2022
Ini Menteri Besar PAS? Leadership level apa ni? Tahun 2022 … masih lagi ada gender discrimation from a Chief Minister. Embarrassing …— NA (@nazazli5982) November 11, 2022
As a Kedahan, I am ashamed by this statement that only confirm the lowest intellectual & moral standard of a leader. We must vote the right leader from the right party in the interest of people & country!— acqapela (@asyraf7mohaidin) November 10, 2022
Nurul Izzah boleh ja buat kerja. Apo la MB PAS nih. pic.twitter.com/gkP0oZjlNd— Azhari Azizi 🇲🇾🏴 (@azhari_azizi) November 11, 2022