Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the Star online

Sunday October 26, 2008

Ling does not expect all to agree with his views

GEORGE TOWN: No individuals can get 100% agreement for his or her opinion.

This was what former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik said when asked to comment on reports in the Chinese press of him coming under fire from women leaders for saying “men have to release their extra energy, and as long as they don’t talk about it (cheating on their spouses) and don’t get caught, there is no problem”.

“If they disagree, they disagree. If they agree, they agree. No individual can get 100% agreement for his or her opinion,” he told newsmen after launching the Malaysia Festival of the Mind IV at Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) College Penang branch yesterday.

Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun had said Dr Ling was sending a wrong message on moral values to the public as he had not only attempted to rationalise a wrong sexual behaviour but also insulted men who are faithful to their wives.

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