On 13 February, a woman claimed that a policeman at a Jalan Duta roadblock asked her why she wasn’t wearing a bra. She alleged that he told her that he would not issue her with a summons if she proved to him she wasn’t wearing a bra.
Do you think a policewoman manning an MCO roadblock would have asked a man in a kain pulikat if he had gone commando?
Would she ask if he was wearing anything underneath the kain? Would she tell him that she would not issue a summons if he proved to her, that he was wearing briefs or shorts, underneath the kain.
I think women have more sense than that the two daft policemen who allegedly harassed two women last week.
By and large, women are more professional, have a better work ethic, morals and values.
However, one woman can be a woman’s worst enemy
When two women shared on Twitter their experience of being sexually harassed by policemen at MCO roadblocks, activist Abdul Rani Kulup, said that the woman who was asked to hand over her personal details to a policeman, should not have overreacted.
He said that the woman should have accepted this as ‘normal’ male behaviour. He added that she was stupid and should have entertained the policeman because, who knows, the man might be her husband one day.
Another woman, who claims she is a doctor, also slammed the woman who had been harassed and said that she found nothing wrong with the policeman wanting her personal details.
She said that this was ‘normal’ for a man. She claimed that after she failed her driving test, her fiance gave her permission to flirt with the test instructor. She did and passed the test, on the second attempt.
So, did she pass the test because she was suitably qualified or because she had flirted with the tester? Sometimes, another woman can be a woman’s worst enemy.
It is outrageous that some netizens claimed that the two women who were harassed were attention seekers. A few said the two only mentioned their experience on Twitter because they are ugly, or that the policemen who harassed them were junior ranking policemen and were not young and handsome.
So, would the harassment be justified if the women were pretty or the policemen were young and handsome or of senior rank?
How would they feel if their teenage daughters were harassed in this fashion? What if the policemen who were rebuffed started stalking their daughters?
The policemen abused their position, their power and their badge.
These netizens should recall the two Mongolian women who were raped by a policeman last year.