Malaysians back Nurul Izzah over caller’s claim could see her breasts

Nurul Izzah said she had been disturbed by the sexist nature of the call. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Nurul Izzah said she had been disturbed by the sexist nature of the call. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar offered her thanks to Malaysians over their outpouring of support today in response to a caller’s apparent attempt to humiliate her during a talk show.

Malaysians used Twitter to back the Permatang Pauh MP and denounce a caller who “advised” her to dress more appropriately, claiming that her tudung occasionally shifted and exposed her brassiere and even breasts.

While she appeared nonplussed during the call, Nurul Izzah said she had been disturbed by the sexist nature of the call

“Initially, I was taken aback. But heartened by the sensitivity and grace of so many in defence of women [everywhere].

“Such invasiveness smacks of the sexism and harassment women have had to endure. We must push back, inculcate better appreciation and treatment of women,” she wrote on Twitter.

The caller made the remarks during an online chat show hosted by Faizal Ismail.

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