29 Mar '11, 5am

A M'sian MP has drawn flak from women's groups after he told parliament female drivers were 'slow' and 'oblivious'

A M'sian MP has drawn flak from women's groups after he told parliament female drivers were 'slow' and 'oblivious'

Bung Mohktar Radin (above) has drawn flak for calling women drivers 'slow' and oblivious'. -- PHOTO: NSTP KUALA LUMPUR - WOMEN drivers are 'slow' at the wheel and 'oblivious' on the roads, a Malaysian ruling party MP told parliament, prompting outrage among women's groups on Tuesday. 'Some women drivers drive slowly and seem oblivious to traffic,' Bung Mokhtar Radin was quoted as saying by the Star daily, while urging the government to set up a body to monitor new motorists. 'When you honk at them, they get agitated with some even showing hand gestures to other drivers,' he added. An aide to the lawmaker confirmed the remarks but declined further comment. It is not the first time Mr Bung has made controversial comments about women. In 2007 he brought up menstruation in a debate about parliament's leaking roofs, responding to a female opposition MP by stating: 'Where is the...

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