Thursday, March 1, 2012

Enough laaar!

If we take into account all 'racial and religious' sentiments committed by the newspapers, I think almost each and every publication deserves some kind of actions from the Home Ministry.

Not only The Star. Utusan Malaysia, NST, China Press and others should face the music for playing up such sensitive tunes. The Opposition-owned publications too should face the axe from the ministry. And what about pamphlets and other printed material by religious sects all over the country that belittles each other.

Also, may as well we tell the MCMC to screen and censor all similar elements on the Internet so that is won't reach our eyes and mind.

At the same time, ask the government to regulate a much harsher punishment to those involved. Send them to jail, if ours can accommodate them. Our jails would probably be full of journalists, writers, editors, politicians, lawyers and other professionals. Other criminals should spare the space for them.

Come on la bro!

A silly unintentional error does not reflect the mistake of the whole organisation. If an accountant errs in his calculation, we don't need to close the whole bank! The accountant should be put to task instead - issue him a warning or remove him.

I personally don't like the err committed by The Star the other day but to put the publication on suspension will eventually turn out to be a more disastrous decision. The Home Ministry has already issued out a show cause letter to the respective bosses, and I believe that's good enough.

The Star has already taken action against the sub-editor and personnel who made that mistake. An apology was published and that was sufficient enough. To err is human, and I was told the person who chose the picture was not aware of such tattoos on Erykah Badu.

Yes, this is a country that takes Islam as its official religion. However, the Muslims share the country with other faiths - Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. As Muslims, we have to admit that we sometimes make derogatory remarks about other religions too.

So, let's not be carried away by emotion. If we keep asking for 'capital punishment' to be taken each time when such a mistake happens, then we should be willing to take up the punishment ourselves.

Its also no point to cling on to our sentiment for the sake of the party or organisation we lead. If we keep on with such an approach, sooner or later the whole nation will fall apart. There are plenty of ways to settle such disputes in a multiracial Malaysia!

Unless we want to politicise the issue for personal gain or throw it out of proportion.

19 comments:

koreksional said...

u call that unintentional?

u must be out of your mind.

how many times have the star made such mistakes?

kiasu said...

How many time must this The Star has "to err is human" excuse lor?

They have don't such insensitive "ignorance" publications repeatedly. Obviously so intentional with hidden agenda.

Remember the "ramadhan delights" with pigs menu? The old malay muslim pakcik and makcik celebrating valentine's day in the ktm train, the list goes on and on.....and each time, to err is human. What crab is this....to insult Islam then to hide under to err is human.

Their agenda is so obvious.

kiasu said...

How many time must this The Star has "to err is human" excuse lor?

They have don't such insensitive "ignorance" publications repeatedly. Obviously so intentional with hidden agenda.

Remember the "ramadhan delights" with pigs menu? The old malay muslim pakcik and makcik celebrating valentine's day in the ktm train, the list goes on and on.....and each time, to err is human. What crab is this....to insult Islam then to hide under to err is human.

Their agenda is so obvious.

Anonymous said...

Okay, honestly did not read the star but reading from online reports, i should think those who oppose the concert should say thanks to them. After all, don't the organisers seek some sort of permit or appoval to bring foreign artists in? So, dah book venue, dah jual tiket, dah advertise, melayu dah protes lama, authorities buat tak layan. Tup, tup terbit gambar baru kelam kabut nak cancel. THAT picture was worth a million words obviously.

NMN said...

Bro Jai,
Maybe the writers are not at fault but we must take this issue seriously, not lightly.

This issue will happen again and could get worse if we tend to overlook the insensivity associate with it especially in religious matters.

Thus, there should be a check point in the process to screen this sort of thing.

Have a nice day.

bisu said...

"To err is human, and I was told the person who chose the picture was not aware of such tattoos on Erykah Badu."

How can you choose a picture when you are not aware of the tatoo??? Blur gilerr.

Astro uses the same picture - but with the name "Allah" deleted from the tatoo. Bukan susah nak edit gambar tu.

Anonymous said...

hehe...

sudah menjadi resam orang melayu - marahkan nyamuk, kelambu dibakar

SB said...

How about the err by our enforcement departments. Since merdeka services like bible in the hotel, prostitution, liquor and gambling are still easily promoted to the muslims in this so-called Islamic country.

Close the police, immigration and KDN? Will the relevant Minister resign?

Sigh...

Anonymous said...

Yes bro you are right.
There were many calls for the government to suspend the paper. This I think is very irresponsible.
Nobody would like to make this kind of mistake.
As a non-Muslim I would not know the Arabic for ALLAH. This is really an honest mistake. To the Muslims, be forgiving.

Anonymous said...

Saya dulu mengaji dengan ustaz kampung kalau lah kawan cina saya dengar apa ustaz tu cakap pasal kapiaq....hmmmmh

Anonymous said...

Anon March 1, 2012 10:24 AM
said...
sudah menjadi resam orang melayu - marahkan nyamuk, kelambu dibakar

what about bumi dipijak milik orang....

Anonymous said...

the star tu saja acah melayu

melayu aja senang di acah2 - takpe lah

u must be out of your mind

- when and how do you think the british or the americans let non european into the main fold of their societies ?
those people do not control their economy - remember that.

our chinese control our economy, control some states even - so they acah.

bujai kata ok lorr

Anonymous said...

That is why a publication team should comprise of a diverse range of members.

Instead of prison terms, get them to clock in community hours - help out in another faiths' organisation as an eye-opener.

Anonymous said...

now "certain" people are pointing every blame on this country on the mamak.but they will always say their are not racist.trust me,if is not the mamak .it would the bugis,indo or whatever!

Anonymous said...

Apologizing for MCA ke? Dapat apa, brother?



Pemerhati

Anonymous said...

helo kekawan apa kata kita cuba try test boikot jgn beli the star. gua conggak klu melayu tak beli circulation terjejas. kita kempen dgn kekawan kita yg baca star,convert depa jadi pembaca NST.....komisyen? aku tak dapat pun...cuma nak ajar paper yg kurang ajar

Anonymous said...

Any news about A defector's strange disappearance?

Anonymous said...

Boleh tanya sikit tak? Politicalbetting.com tak marah ke dengan you for using their No. 1 Non-Aligned Blog banner, an award which they won from totalpolitics.com?

That sort of misrepresentation certainly puts anything you write into question, doesn't it?

Of course you won't publish this comment, but thought you should get a chance to do the right thing and remove it before your blog receives any unwanted attention.

Anonymous said...

Anon March 1, 2012 8:35 PM
said...
the star tu saja acah melayu
melayu aja senang di acah2 - takpe lah
PASAI ACAH2 TU LAH MELAYU MELATAH!bila diacah 'jual' Melayu melatah 'jual-jual' maka ada yg kat WA BELI!manyak mulah lo!

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lu mau beli?