A member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly subjected to sexist taunts by her colleagues during debate on child-rearing policy submitted a request Friday to the body's president calling for identification of the perpetrators.

The incident Wednesday grabbed wide public attention, and criticism centering on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, whose members were allegedly responsible for the verbal abuse.

"I'd like (the assembly) to clarify who made such jeers and take appropriate actions against them," Ayaka Shiomura of Your Party explained after submitting her request to assembly President Toshiaki Yoshino.