Mohd Isa denies sexist remarks to Eli Wong

(The Sun Daily) – Batang Kali assemblyman Mohd Isa Abu Kasim today denied he had uttered sexist remarks towards Bukit Lanjan assembly person Elizabeth Wong during yesterday’s state assembly sitting.

“I did not make any such statements. Hansard (the transcript used during assembly sittings) can prove that I did not say it when it is released,” he said during the afternoon sitting of today’s assembly.

He also claimed that Hannah Yeoh (DAP – Subang Jaya) was oversensitive over the remarks he said.

“I only commented on Wong’s work in maintaining our forest reserves. I don’t have any other intentions,” he said.

He was responding to Yeoh’s appeal to Rodziah Ismail (PKR -Batu Tiga) to send Selangor state assembly persons to undergo gender sensitivity training, adding that Mohd Isa needs “an emergency crash course”.

According to news portal Malaysiakini, Mohd Isa told Wong, who is exco member in charge of tourism, consumer affairs and environment, to take care of her own forest even as she takes care of the forest reserves around Selangor’s vicinity yesterday.

Rodziah, who is chairperson for welfare, women’s affairs and science, technology and innovation committee, then replied that the state government has viewed gender discrimination seriously.

, there has been allocation of provisions to conduct gender sensitivity training, including the programme “Ada ada dengan gender?” that was launched this year.