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Zulkifli takes on Mei Fun

PETALING JAYA, 11 June 2009: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Member of Parliament for Kulim-Bandar Baru, Zulkifli Noordin, has taken to task Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun for her opposition towards the Kota Baru Municipal Council (KBMC)’s regulation of sportswear in a park.

“The only thing KBMC did was to regulate the wearing of decent dressing in [a] public park…I don’t see anything wrong with that ruling,” Zulkifli said in a statement today.

Zulkifli was responding to a 10 June statement by Chew that criticised the council’s enforcement of a strict dress code — affecting Muslim men, and all women — in a park in Kota Baru.

Following a report on the KBMC’s actions in Sin Chew Daily, Chew had said the council’s enforcement infringed on people’s right to dress as they chose.

According to Sin Chew, the council has outlawed revealing or tight-fitting attire for all park users. Everyone, except non-Muslim men, was also banned from sleeveless tops.

Non-Muslim males were only required to “dress appropriately” without any concrete guidelines while there were at least four specific requirements for other park users.

Zulkifli said the municipal council had “every right” to ensure that the public would be able to enjoy the park without the interference of scantily-dressed men or women.

He also refuted Chew’s claim that no one, including the government, had the right to infringe on the way people dress. Chew had said it was an internationally-recognised right.

“May I ask the madame what right is that — to wear tight shorts, mini skirts, breast hugging t-shirts, tight shorts for men?” he said.

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“Every society has its own standards, values and ethics that it adheres to…You (Chew) have no right to impose your so-called ‘international value’ on others,” said Zulkifli.

Additionally, he cited the example of colleges in Uttar Pradesh, India, where women students were banned from wearing jeans, shorts, tight tops, and mini skirts to “protect” them from sexual harassment.

Zulkifli is known for his public comments about Islam, freedom of religion and moral codes.

On 10 June, Zulkifli also urged Muslim women’s group Sisters in Islam (SIS) to drop the word “Islam” from its name because of its position that wearing the tudung was not a must, but a personal choice.

He also suggested that SIS change its name to “Cosmopolitan Women’s Alliance” because, he said, most of its members did not wear the tudung and were unmarried.

Zulkifli was also among the 300 protestors who disrupted the Bar Council forum on conversion issues on 9 Aug 2008.

PKR has yet to take disciplinary action against Zulkifli. Party deputy president and disciplinary committee head Syed Husin Ali said in March this year the case had been “settled internally some time last year”.

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9 Responses to “Zulkifli takes on Mei Fun”

  1. John Bastille says:

    Dear All,

    Let us all welcome, Islam’s real and only representative, Zulkifli Noordin.

    Firstly, I admire him to be true to himself and does not behave like many politicians, who are hypocrites. What you see is what you get in him. Of course, what you get from him, behaving as a true Muslim, is that he is boorish, rude and has a tendency to resort to violence. Refer to his behavior at the Bar Council incident.

    Since he represents the true Islam, this means that his interpretations are true and everyone else’s would be wrong. The members of SIS are not covered and some are unmarried. Thus, they are not true Muslimahs.

    SIS tries to stand for equality for all human beings, namely womankind. Thus, they have violated the true teachings of Islam. How dare they preach a God that is just for all. How dare they blaspheme Allah by claiming that He is All-Merciful?

    Please follow the teachings of Zulkifli Noordin. He speaks the truth. You unmarried and uncovered women better be careful!

    Equality and justice for all. Bah humbug. Please respect Islam.

  2. Sigh …

    See, this is why nobody asked Jerry Fallwell in America to run for Senate. What do the people of Bandar Baru Kulim think now I wonder.

  3. Eric says:

    Strange situation where everyone sensible needs to protect MCA’s Chew Mei Fun, leader of an avowed racist party, against Islam’s sole referee in the World YB Zul Noordin, leader in an avowed multi racial party.

    I hope Kulim can see his true colours and join Umno anytime. 25 million or not.

    1 Black Malaysia. Democracy First. Elections Now.

  4. Sonia says:

    And again, behind it all, we have someone blaming sexual harassment on women. Considering that men are never responsible for their actions, should we really let them out of the house at all? Look at the mischief this one has got into …

  5. stupid zul says:

    I just dont know what this Zulkifli Noordin is trying to do. Exile him to Afghanistan. He can do all his Talibaning there.

  6. Jason says:

    Impeach him.

  7. Seelan says:

    Is Zulkifli’s stand on SIS consistent with the stand of his party? If it is not and if he chose to be a loose canon, is it not the Islamic thing to vacate his seat which he won on a PKR ticket? As Zaid Ibrahim said, only Zulkifli and Khir Toyo appear to represent the true teachings of Islam today. In Zulkifli’s case, I suppose Islam also condones (and maybe even promotes) the use of violence just to convey your message. Islam, like all religions of the world is good! Why do these two people continue to make it look sooooooooo bad?

  8. Sharani says:

    As time passes by, Zul has now revealed more and more his true colours.

  9. malaysia boleh says:

    “When in Rome …” reckon you already know this one.

    “When in hotel swimming pool …” reckon you already know this one also

    So, when is it okay to abide by no-shirt!, swim wear OK!, bikini OK!, men only with speedo OK! But at some other parts of Malaysia, some blokes decided to put some dress code in ‘their park’ and you guys said no.

    Now, everyone echosn … “You Taliban one, you draconian Muslim people … oppressing the non-Muslims, the atheists, the gay, the lesbian and what not. No good, no good … bad PR for international relations … sigh … better get Sisters in Islam’s view on this …

    So … “When in Kelantan …” reckon you may know this by now.

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