Added 8th August, 2007 – Article from The Star
Errant student may be recalled
KUALA LUMPUR: A [tag]Malaysian [/tag] university student in Taiwan who insulted the [tag]Negaraku[/tag] and mocked the Government in a video clip will be recalled if he is found to be sponsored by the Government, Higher Education Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Dr Adham Baba said yesterday.
He said other forms of action could also follow.
Dr Adham was commenting on the student, who went by the pseudonym “[tag]Namewee[/tag],” in a video clip singing the Negaraku littered with obscenities. – Bernama
ORIGINAL POST FROM HERE
Recently, I observe silently some of the opinions expressed by a few bloggers and I thoroughly am not in tune with their wavelength. In particular, the blogger that was taken in for questioning. Is he a blogger or is he a political party member or is he blogger who works for a politcal party and happens to appear threatening? Oh well, I am not interested to know, so spare me the details.
Then, the very controversial MV. Most bloggers will not mention the MV by the Muar guy. I find that MV very offensive. Seriously. But my fellow bloggers found it entertaining, good rap, hilarious and some said ambiguous. Again, leave me alone. Don’t comment on that. I am also not interested to talk about it. And don’t ask me if you do not know what it is.
But I do worry over the second issue which is keeping me awake now. Do you think it is still funny if that MV falls into the hands of people who find it very, very offensive, got angry and whack your kids in school because of it? Are you going to blame the others or are you going to blame ourselves that we thought it is funny and harmless? I don’t know about you bloggers. But I think we have to think a little further ahead, weigh the consequences and remember that we live in a multi-racial, multi-religion and full of respect for each other kind of society.
Are we bloggers restraining our tongues enough? Or are we drawn to controversial matters because it is thrilling? Thrilling because blogging means just crapping whatever we want on our blog. In this case, I notice that those Malaysians residing in overseas are the ones with the loudest voices. And some of us here join in the choir. But remember that when the boomerang flies, it will land on us here on our Tanah Air. And let ‘tanah tumpahnya darah ku’ be the patriotic blood of ours and not otherwise. Because when things get out of hand, whatever we crap in our blog will turn into reality. I am very concern for the future of our country because I love it.
One more thing that sickens me is how people conveniently weave and carve religions to justify their causes. I don’t mean only one particular faith but BOTH parties. I pray that it is the One God that guides BOTH of you and not anything deep seated. God bless us all. Remember the Rukun Negara, Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan. That’s what we need now.
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