Sexual threats against Noor Farida condemned

Susan Loone

Modified 10 Dec 2015, 6:59 am

Penang DAP's Wanita wing has strongly condemned sexual threats made against G25 president Noor Farida Ariffin over her remarks related to khalwat (close proximity).

State DAP Wanita assistant publicity secretary Syerleena Abdul Rashid said rape and other acts of violence are "no laughing matter", especially given the unsettling number of related cases women face offline.

"Jokes and threats that are expressed online are equally, if not more, disturbing because they normalise negative attitudes and hostility towards women," said Syerleena, who is Penang Island City Councillor.

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