Female Pheu Thai politicians press for Abhisit's apology

national September 10, 2013 00:00

By The Nation

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More than 10 Pheu Thai female MPs led by Sunee Luaengvijit, Plengmanee Rengsomboonsuk and Kattiya Sawasdiphol are pressing for an apology from Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva.

Abhisit was criticised heavily after saying “stupid women”, in reference to the Smart Lady reality show contest, a project under the government's Thai Women Empowerment Fund. Addressing a school in Yan Nawa in Bangkok, he said that there would be no contests to find stupid women. 
Sunee said that society will decide if Abhisit is mature.
“Abhisit should show that he is a gentleman and should apologise for his words If he does not apologise, we will send him a sarong. Even though Abhisit did not make direct reference to Prime Minister Yingluck (Shinawatra), his rough remark affects women in general, Sunee said.