Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:42:04 GMT | By Khairuddin Mohd., Editor MSN News

Local NGO president wants you to 'Listen'

What began as a normal student forum at a local university became a verbal nightmare when a student voiced her views and recieved a shocking reply from Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia (SW1M)president, Sharifah Zohra Jabeen.

A screenshot from the video on Youtube.

A screenshot from the video on Youtube.

Kuala Lumpur, January 15 - As some already know, the organization known as Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia (SW1M) recently commented on the internet regarding the recent debate that happened between the NGO’s president Sharifah Zohra Jabeen against a brave vocal university student that has gone viral.

This vocal upheaval happened at the recent University Utara Malaysia (UUM) Student forum. The UUM undergraduate, Bawani K.S was addressing the floor when Sharifah Zohra Jabeen hijacked the microphone and began verbally abusing her. The organization which claims to be a non-government, nonprofit body remains firm on their president’s actions in the public forum last month. Bawani now labeled as ‘Little Ambiga’ on the organization’s Facebook page as a reference of lawyer and Bersih co-chair Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, which to many is a truly rude gesture. Other disturbing comments can be seen on the SW1M’s Facebook page. Both SW1M and Sharifah Zohra Jabeen have adopted a rather cold attitude regarding the incident.

The innocent video on Youtube begins with the students swearing an oath in our national language before closing in to Bawani who bravely took to the microphone to speak her mind regarding the court ruling on the Bersih rallies, and asked why Malaysia could not provide free education like other countries. Bawani began to mention nations including Cuba, Argentina and a few others before being interrupted by the emcee of the forum, Sharifah telling her to ‘Listen!’ a total of eleven times before grabbing the microphone from Bawani.

Sharifah Zohra Jabeen said, “Number one, when this is our programme, we allow you to speak,” and followed with, “Number two, when I speak, you listen.” She later hushed another student who tried to speak out before saying “Let me speak” before asking the audience “Students in the hall, 2,300 students everywhere. Did I give her respect? Did I give her respect? I came up to her, shook hands with her and gave her respect as another woman. Do you think I need to answer her question with this attitude?”

What began as an innocent student forum became a nightmare, Sharifah began to speak her mind regarding who has issues and began to use animals as example. Cats, Dogs and Sharks became ammunition for her before labeling Datuk Ambiga as an ‘anarchist’ and continued to belittle the student for addressing the need for free education and even commented “if you equate Malaysia to other countries, what are you doing in Malaysia?”

The Umno Youth chief and a Barisan Nasional deputy minister tried to prevent more damage of the situation. Any young student would be mortified to be in this position, but it did not end there, Sharifah added “Go to Cuba, go to Argentina, go to Libya, go everywhere. Because all the students in this hall are happy with whatever the government does for them,” she said, before cynically saying to Bawani who was walking away “a very least of pendidikan [education]”.

A truly shocking event from what a normal student would experience. Many undergraduates in local universities have become more vocal regarding the government’s actions since the current administration’s decision to loosen the law for students to participate in politics.

Jan 15, 2013 7:21PM
Its very disturbing. It may sound funny for Sharifah to utter animal jokes but very disturbing when you abruptly pull away the microphone via shutting the speaker. why open the floor? Speaking of respect? Respect your position and others before expecting returns. Behave your age, that girl is not your competition. Sorry,  you need to grow up
Jan 15, 2013 9:00PM

it is a brainwashing event. no doubt
When things got out of hand the way they wanted it, Sharifah resort to attacks on poor Biwani to show her authority and take control back the hard way

Hello Sharifah
As the public has mentioned countless of times, not all of us are fortunate to seek fortune and a better life elsewhere. Ministers who are rich can opt to migrate or send their children for education elsewhere but not us the common people. How irresponsible you are in telling us to get out?

Right now, you are far below the animals you mentioned in your so-called 'berpendidikan" speech

As for all the undergraduates there, shame on you for not standing on Ms Biwani side, and further enflamed the situation by your jeers

Ms Biwani, I admire your speech. I wish you godspeed in whatever things you do in the future. You can't change some who is on gov's payroll but you can inspire others. Good luck!

Jan 15, 2013 7:46PM
I think Sharifah has small brain. This woman has so much ego and sound so stupid in her speech. Why is she the NGO’s president ar? weird.
Jan 15, 2013 7:50PM

What a joke she is!! Looks like she doesn't have an answer for the question. Typical of Umno putras & putris who get everything FOC; and they are arrogant enough to ask the other citizens of Malaysia (who have equal rights as they are but are treated as 3rd. class citizens) to leave the country. God is watching...

Jan 15, 2013 7:46PM
It is very disturbing to consider that all should act as puppet and listen to all Sharipah's crap or any other things she want to shove down their throat. It shows how immature the UNMO member can be  and who cannot accept facts or critics. If that is how UMNO develop its members than the end is near. Student were given the forum to voice their views but it was stopped abruptly and saripah did not answer any of the point raised but went on rumbling things out of context - Please do not call this O****laysia you think we are idiots - may we know where your ancestor originated definitely not bumiputra
Jan 15, 2013 9:20PM
Sharifah is a disgrace to the public speaking community out there, does she even know what is the role of being a public speaker is???? She should remain calm and polite at all times at any situation, that is why people pay to listen to your crap..Being much matured than the student you should be a role model to her not a terrifying beast who growls and attacks her. She is just a student. Please get some training lady on ethics and behavior;being respectful to others and most importantly how in the hell you could represent the voices of the women in this country when you cant even let one girl speaks. Shame on you...Public speaker from hell
Jan 15, 2013 8:32PM
 Really sickening to watch this Bloody Bitch Bullying Miss Bawani. In the very first instance, why she did not allow her to finish her speech and in return,she got the Bloody cheek to ask for respect, when she herself failed to show respect to the Speaker. Respect got to be earned , Bloody Bitch ! Her pea- size brain is nowhere compare to our Respected Woman Mdm. Ambiga. Perhaps,her Brain is  more appropriate to the Animal kind.
Jan 15, 2013 9:36PM

Listen!! Listen!! Listen!! Listen!! Listen!! Listen!!


Listen to Stupid Sharifah's Rude Answer - So Shame she is a President of Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia (SW1M)  - I guess all the members also same like her of supporting to her action.....


Very very BAD Image shown by a NGO President ....



Jan 15, 2013 8:40PM
What to say? Is UMNO proud of the fact that sharifa can handle it with class? The president could not even able to answer a simple question from the floor. The student did her part but the Chair fumbled. Thats the class of people umno has. Disgraceful
Jan 15, 2013 9:28PM
Such a shameful leader, Sharifah !!!! Poor Bawani, hope you are NOT a bit set-back, Malaysian education  sparkling with hopes with brave woman like you !!!!
Jan 15, 2013 8:44PM
This is how one talks when she has no point, no sense but to draw the attention away instead of answer the questions. 
Jan 15, 2013 9:04PM
I'm waiting for the BN goons to come here to justify Sharifah's act
so I can 'mendidik' them on 'respect'

Respect is earned not demanded
Jan 15, 2013 11:04PM
The video showed how knowledgeable, talented and capable are some of our students, the like of Miss Bawani. The "Little Amiga" label is really an honour for her. She demonstrates that our education system is still intact despite so many negatives. Good for Najib to free students into politics. And as for Sharifah and the like of her, can't say much from whence she comes from, an NGO or an underground UMNO, she should choose her own size to debate and trade abuse and not belittle an young undergraduate.
Jan 15, 2013 10:18PM

When your have no answer to the question raised, confused them..

that's what cik pah did. She fit to be a zoologist since she know too much about animals problem rather than human's

BTW, if you cant accept the fact cik pah, what are you doing in malaysia?

phewww, i do not know sharks have so much problems...



Jan 15, 2013 8:08PM
joke of the year 2013 good job continue the great joke loser :)
Jan 15, 2013 10:27PM
Simple, she is on BN's payroll (she was invited there right?)
and the bosses on top the stage are there overseeing her performance as of then

so she need to do something and with a bang quick, hence the personal attack on Ms Biwani

I don't think is Presendent of Suara Wanita 1Malaysia. Just Suara BN in their brainwashing ceremony there

And they say you should not bring politic into education premises, but that is what they are doing. This is bolehland, where they can, and we can't LOL
Jan 16, 2013 2:02AM
Dear Sharifah,dont simply follow your "seniors"  by asking people to leave the country whenever some unjustify affair turns up!We are all Malaysians,we are all belongs to this nation!!!
Dearest Bawani,you are a brave Malaysian Girl,thumbs up for you!Please continue to voice up whenever you feel injustice in our nation,you are doing the right thing on behalf for many other
For other Dear Students who show your 'sokong" when Sharifah seeks support voice from you,just think back yourself, are you mature enough to be a "berpendidikan" University Student!Dont simply
follow others blindly,Malaysia needs you all to revamp the whole nation!

Jan 16, 2013 12:12AM

Sharifah sounds like she needs help, big time. i know of some good psychiatrist who might be able to help her distorted brain. As far as I know it is the government that always compares us with many other countries when it suits them  so why can't we. As far as I kow our education minister assigned people 'oveseas' to 'copy' what is implemented there and came up  with KSSR system, which nobaody knows how it works not even the teachers.
If being rude, disrespecful and behaving like an uncivilised person is what 1 Malaysia is all about, all the best to them in the coming future..

Jan 16, 2013 12:27AM
Check this out from yahoo news...

“So, I wish to affirm that she is no longer with KIMMA. Whatever she has done and said now does not involve us or our stand,” said Syed Ibrahim, not specifying whether she was kicked out of the party or had resigned.

Syed Ibrahim confessed to knowing of Sharifah Zohra’s vocal and aggressive behaviour when she was in KIMMA and of receiving many negative reports about her.

“Yes, we do know about her (Sharifah Zohra’s) wild and aggressive behaviour and it is hard to control her,” he added.

And this the type of person became the president of SW1M, disgrace disgrace...

Jan 15, 2013 11:47PM
It's understood, when animals type humans talk, they must also do the same (be one of them). It's just natural. Any how their days are numbered, just tolerate for a short while. As the saying goes, if you pullout a bufferlow from the water, it will still go back to the same place. These people will not change now as they do not know what they are doing now. We got to put them in the right place sothat they will be able to see all this.
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