GEORGE TOWN – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng took aim at Barisan Nasional’s (BN) top leadership for failing to take action against Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahya for his “marriage after rape” statement during a parliamentary debate this week.
Lim said the statement was clearly insulting to rape victims.
“It doesn’t just hurt the feelings of women, but it is also insulting to them,” he said during a press conference after the launch of a solo art exhibition at Jen Hotel early today.
He said the fact that Shabudin had considered that a rapist can be a good husband cannot be accepted and to further suggest that they should marry their victim is
“For us rapist can never be a good husband,” he said.
Lim also brushed off Shabudin’s claims that his remarks had been incorrectly reported and added that there is a video of the Umno MP making the controversial remarks in parliament.
“There was clearly a video showing him making the remarks, he is trying to deny the undeniable”, he said.
Lim also said the Penang state government will table a motion to condemn Shabudin.
“The state does not stand with him and we will continue to demand that action be taken to expel him from his position”, he said.