Gerakan state leader’s ‘prego-phobia’ draws flak

By HarakahDaily

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3: Spicing-up his ‘congratulatory’ message to Subang Jaya’s DAP state representative Hannah Yeoh who is expecting her first child this year, a Gerakan youth chief said she would not be able to execute her duties while on maternity leave.

“I imply you may not be able to service [the] area during maternity leave, which you are entitled. Anyway, congrat welcoming your baby,” said Kedah’s state Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang (right) on Twitter.

Tan had earlier asked on the microblogging site whether one would choose MCA’s Beliawanis leader Jessica Lai or Hannah Yeoh.

The question were then met with another question from Hannah asking for clarification.
Tan’s reply above however did not go down well with his Twitter followers, who said his comments were in bad taste.

Hannah Yeoh’s (left) pregnancy did not go down quite well with Gerakan Youth?

“Dear Mr Tan, I think you have crossed the line. We are only human and only do the best possible,” said one Benny Paul in defence of Hannah.

“Perhaps all elected rep can’t be pregnant during 5-year term!” exclaimed another, Hoong Ling.

An embattled Tan was later forced to issue a denial.