Take this prime fool Rais Yatim, for instance, who has suggested requiring letters from women travelling on their own:
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — Malaysian women travelling abroad on their own may need letters from their parents or employers in a bid to stop them becoming "mules" for international drug syndicates, reports said Sunday.
The proposal comes as 119 Malaysians, 90 per cent of whom are women, have been imprisoned worldwide on drug-related charges with the majority believed to have been duped into transporting drugs, the New Sunday Times reported.
Duped? Somehow I don't think so. You've gotta be a special kind of stupid not to suspect that favour you're doing has a scent of 'illegality' to it.
And when in doubt, refuse.
"I have submitted this proposal to the Cabinet and both the Foreign and Home Ministries feel this is necessary," foreign minister Rais Yatim told the paper.
"Many of these women (who travel alone) leave the country on the pretext of work or attending courses and seminars," he added.
"With this declaration, we will know for sure where and for what she is travelling overseas."
Oh yeah! And while you're at it, strap a chastity belt on her for good measure..
Malaysians have become prime targets for syndicates wanting to smuggle drugs into the European Union, the paper said, because they do not require visas for short stays of up to 90 days or to transit in those countries.
It said the offences were also committed in various other nations including China, Singapore, India, Spain and Portugal.
Let me tell you something.
I just came back from Spain after a long business trip. I don't appreciate having to carry a letter from my employer stating why exactly I have packed my bags and am clutching on to an air-ticket.
Most of us Malaysian women are smart enough to handle ourselves properly when abroad and not get into trouble.
Unfortunately, we have our dumb sisters who don't use all their grey matter. But I don't see why we should be punished for their actions.
Besides, like many women's groups have already protested, letters like that can be easily forged.