Friday, June 10, 2011

Mazidul hunts ghosts now...

No wonder I dont see him hosting the popular '999' segment anymore. TV3 'bold and bald' personality Mazidul Akmal Sidik is out of 999, the program that shot him to fame.

He is now (if I am not mistaken) on ghost-hunting job.

I know its the prerogative rights of his employer to mobilise him. He is a versatile journalist anyway. But the 'reasons' for his reclassification of duty - from info I gathered - were quite unbecoming.

Some quarters believe he was framed by the 'higher authority' in the police force over a recent 'money-distorting' allegation. However, I dont believe Mazidul will shit where he eats.

Mazidul was a 'brand' for 999 to the extent that wherever he goes and sits for a cup of coffee, those involved in illegal activities would shiver. Pirated CD dealers, for instance, will leave immediately upon spotting him nearby. Computer-gaming outlets will have to close for a while until he leaves as they suspected him of bringing the police.

That's how influential Mazidul is. Even after he is out of 999, his public appearance spells trouble for those who break the law.

However, rumors that some police personnel have found it difficult to 'earn the extras' with Mazidul around, are quite serious although 'sidekicks' are becoming too common nowadays. I have some senior friends in Bukit Aman and the Home Ministry who confirmed that the law sometimes keep its distance from pimps, ah longs and gaming dens for some protections given by the authority.

Not only the police, some personnel of the enforcement units from the local councils, religious departments and related authorities too are on the take. However, the MACC finds it always difficult to investigate such cases due to lack of evidence and public's cooperation.

As an example, how many and for how long have the gaming outlets in Wisma Central in Ampang come under 'certain protection' as no action was ever taken against them. Or the authority just doesnt know about it.

And look around us in Ampang, Cheras, Kajang, Puchong and elsewhere in the Klang Valley - the number of gaming outlet is mushrooming. Of course, there had been some actions when the authority stormed some of it, took away the computers (the old ones) and imposed fines on the owners but a day later - in some cases a few hours later - they are back in business.

Despite the authorities encouraging the public to cooperate, they also found troublemakers like Mazidul causing them a lot of damage and 'losses'. So, people like him should be axed!

11 comments:

lincoln said...

bro,

good citizens are enemies to the crooks.

how does that sounds?

panji alam said...

salam jai,

memang mazidul memberi kesan mendalam terhadap 999. penerampilan dan kebijaksanaannya mengendalikan rancangan itu turut melabelkannya sebagai icon usaha membanteras jenayah.

benar seperti yg sdr katakan bahawa kelibatnya sudah cukup merisaukan mereka yang membuat salah.

dan bagi pihak berkuasa yang melindungi mereka yang bersalah ini pula, mazidul sudah menjadi satu ancaman.

mungkin dia memang menjadi mangsa keadaan...

wallahualam

otroman said...

ada orang kata, di mana ada jenayah, di situ ada mazidul...

memang diorang dah menyampah kat mamat ni sebab menghalang rezeki haram daripada masyyyuukkkkk!!!!

nazareth said...

aku rasa sebab dia tak hensem... sebab tu kena tukar cari hantu pulak... he he he!

tapi memang betul bro. kita tak nafikan ada semacam perlindungan diberikan kepada kedai judi, ah long dan penyamun ni oleh pihak berkuasa. kalau tak, takkanlah benda depan mata pun diorang buat dono je.

kaniney said...

the prob with our system is, we dont need too smart people around us.

we need those who carry out orders dan obey instructions.

for mazidul, his capability is a threat to those entrusted with exercise the law and order but at the same time making extras out of it

Anonymous said...

tak salah pun.

dia dah lama kat 999, jadi bagilah orang lain jadi host jugak.

cari yang ada rambut sikit...

ok ke?

Anonymous said...

elok la diorang tu takut kalau nampak dia. kan ke elok tu!

apsal nak ditukar pulak?

kamasutra said...

thats how the whole system works.

there are good people and bad people, good cops and bad cops... exactly like what we saw in the hindi films!

thats life... real life beb!

TSL said...

jai,

kes mazidul dituduh pau india jual dvd tu susah nak percaya la. takkan dia buat kerja tu kat tempat sendiri.

kalau aku jadi pegawai polis, sudah tentulah aku marah kat mazidul sebab dia dah ambil (kalau betul la) dari tokeh tu. bila aku mintak, tokeh tu tak bagi sebab dia dah bagi mazidul. mazidul pulak rapat dengan polis, so mestilah tokeh dvd tu anggap beri mazidul sama macam bagi kat polis.

aku rasa ada konspirasi untuk kenakan mazidul ni.

pom-pom boys said...

we dont need smart people. next time, stay stupid to survive!

montoya said...

alaaa... mazidul dah lama dah buat 999. bagi la orang lain pulak buat dan jadi famous macam dia. takkanlah dia sorang je nak buat segmen tu sampai pencen. bagi can la kat orang lain. cari hantu pun banyak thrill, boleh terkenal jugak macam ghostbusters....