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Obscene pamphlets target DAP’s woman candidate

 | April 25, 2013

Kulai hopeful Teo Nie Ching cries foul and blames MCA.

KULAI: As the contest between MCA and DAP for the Kulai parliamentary seat heats up, members of the public have been receiving pamphlets depicting a woman MP deserting her constituents to nurse her baby.

They are all printed in Mandarin and the target of attack is obviously the DAP candidate, Teo Nie Ching, who gave birth to a girl last year.

In one of the three pamphlets, the caption tells the viewer that the woman is telling her baby she would be back to suckle her after she had finished hoodwinking her constituents.

The second pamphlet depicts upset Kulai constituents saying: “You’re going back to suckle. If we have a problem, whom should we look for?”

The third one shows Teo being ogled by a sexually aroused elderly man telling his wife that he is attending a ceramah featuring a woman candidate for the election.

Teo’s opponents in this southern Johor constituency are MCA’s Tay Chin Hein and Independent candidate K Surendiran.

Teo is crying foul and blaming MCA.

She said the pamphlets were indicative of an unethical campaign tactic and an insult to women.

“The pamphlets insinuate that women who have just become mothers are not fit to represent the people,” she said today in a press release.

“While we are trying to increase the involvement of women in politics, these slanderous pamphlets are suggesting that women can only choose either family or constituents.”

She added that the pamphlets equally insulted male voters by portraying them as sex maniacs.

She urged Tay and MCA chief Dr Chua Soi Lek to clear the air on the matter.

“We regret that although Tay is trying to portray himself as a gentleman, these pamphlets are being distributed to the public,” she said.

Earlier this week, Teo challenged Tay to a debate on the social and economic issues plaguing Kulai.

More recently, they met face to face in a night market while making their campaign rounds and Teo repeated the challenge.

However, Tay rejected it, saying he preferred to “do more and talk less”.


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