Women turn ‘green hatters’ in campaign against tainted leaders
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of women calling their movement “No Adulterous President” is demanding that public figures with stained reputations must not hold leadership positions.
To signify their intent, the women deliberately dressed in black, donned green hats made of hard paper and face masks with the words: “No Adulterous President.”
The group was formed three weeks ago, said its spokesperson Rachel Ten. They comprised about 20 women from various races and the face mask represented women who are oppressed and unable to speak out.
“We are of the view that any leader with a stained reputation will adversely affect an organisation and the communities that they serve which may ultimately cause the downfall of the organisation.
“As such, it is highly undesirable for such a person to be allowed to hold leadership positions,” said Ten at a press conference yesterday.
Their declaration came at a crucial time with the MCA election just a day away.
Asked if they were talking about MCA presidential candidate Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, who was embroiled in a sex DVD scandal, the group said they were just giving a general statement in view of “current situations”.
“We do not intend to target anyone or any organisation. It is just that of late, there have been a lot of immoral incidents in the entertainment, sports and political scene.
“Such situations are becoming a trend. It is not a good example to the younger generation,” said Ten, an MCA member.
Asked why their group was called ‘No Adulterous President’ and not something more general like ‘No Adulterous Leader’, they replied that the acronym ‘NAP’ was catchier compared to ‘NAL’.