Thursday, July 19, 2012
What happens when you complaint about the opposition?
I have seen this once too often. In fact, when I accepted the march 2008 election results (and I supported the change, and did my part for it too) and placed my support for any side doing the right thing (as with now, the changes and transformation that Najib has put into effect wins my vote), but apparently the flavor of the day is still to demonise those who voice their support openly for the government.
Take for example this video, made by some people (like the many others who have become citizen journalists overnight) who seem to think that Penang is not what it seems, then the comments will flood in to 'kill you off' by calling you all kinds of names.
I was at the Lim Guan eng vs Chua Soi Lek debate recently, and I witnessed an account whereby a videographer/blogger was jeered at and called names at the DAP section. He was labelled a 'Running Dog' (literal translation from the term 'Chou kow' in chinese which basically means a dog that turns against his own pack) and shoved out of the section where DAP supporters were sitting at.
I was ushered in to the wrong door and ended up sitting amongst Lim Guan Eng's office employees (one named Adrian and another lady 'Wei Yee - I think). Each time Soi Lek made a point, there would be exchanges and sniggers amongst them. I am sure that this happened amongst MCA supporters, but where is the decorum from State officials in such an event?
I eventually laft that section as I too was pointed out to be to be a non supporter.
If anything, I am more driven to stand out against any form of injustice. In fact,some time last week, a Christian blogger pointed out to me a 'christian blog' which fanned religious sentiment and deft against the government.
There is nothing wrong to be anti establishment, but to do so with such hatred and vile to the effect of using religion as an excuse is downright disgusting.
Let not our differences divide us, but unite us to move Malaysia forward!
I leave you with this video above, for you to ponder, because for everything that the Penang State government is telling you (there are yet others that they don't) and that goes with the government too!
Posted by Tony Yew at 16:40