COMMENT | Every time Hannah Yeoh decides to wear a tudung, the DAP’s hypocrisy is on full display. Lim Guan Eng told Johor committee member Boo Cheng Hau, “… a male DAP leader to make a fuss over the proper clothing worn by DAP Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh when visiting a mosque is no different from extremist and primitive PAS leaders who want to control what women can or cannot wear.”
Really? Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Pakatan Harapan’s then religious czar contacted the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) and a probe was launched on Maryam Lee about her book ‘Unveiling Choice’ at a forum entitled “Malay Women and De-Hijabbing” because Mujahid was apparently “seriously concerned” about the choice some women made of not wearing the tudung.
Is Mujahid like primitive and extremist PAS leaders who want to control what women can and cannot wear? My question to Lim is this: Is DAP like the religious fascists in this country, who use the tudung for political purposes? I have no idea of this “respect” narrative that floats to the top, whenever we have these kinds of discussions.
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