It is now August... that time of the month again when sights of flags are abound.
Let me take this chance to proclaim to be a proud Malaysian but who is NOT proud of certain things this country stands for.
I would like to remind anyone reading this blog, this is my own personal opinion and is not intended to touch on sensitive issues.
Human rights violations. Most evidently with reference to Revathi Massosai. I won't go into the details but allow this Tubey to explain.
Clearly, the Courts concerned and the people detaining her were inhumane. Such treatment of a human life can never be justified; especially NOT in the name of religion.
I'm thankful for what I have but at the same time I sympathize with people like Revathi and Lina. This is no triumph for anyone... it is a loss for all!
My only question to the government: Is this humane?
Then there's the hurling of all sorts of accusations at Namewee for the "supposed" insult to the national anthem... Anyone should have the right to interpret it in their very own way. He did after all proclaim his love for his country at the very start of the rap, didn't he? He was however voicing out real issues; issues that will embarrass the ruling government.
Now take a look at this... some broken English here and there no doubt but it is a fact. Although, I didn't understand what the last part was shouting about, it sounded profane; so please ignore that.
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a. Something demonstrated to exist or known to have existed.
b. A real occurrence; an event.
c. Something believed to be true or real.
Negaraku was indeed a remake of Terang Bulan which was itself adapted from Mamula Moon. So what right does anyone have to accuse Namewee of insulting the national anthem? Besides, [READ MY LIPS] his remake is NOT Malaysia's national anthem... so I do not understand what the fuss is all about?
Then there's the accusation made by the politician with two Muhamads (who by the way, isn't even a fraction as pious as the prophet himself) that Raja Petra Kamarudin was seditious and insulted the King. And the accusation was but a mere accusation; I did not see anything wrong with what RPK had voiced out at all. Anyway, these are links for your reading pleasure... once again, I'm no author of these!
See you in hell Muhamad son of Muhamad
Link to NO HOLDS BARRED by Raja Petra Kamarudin
Having said all this, I wonder if there will ever be a day when opinionated bloggers like us get gagged. I'm afraid the possibility seems very surreal.
I have so far voted in the general elections twice. I was a staunch supporter of the ruling party when I first voted. However, I gave my parliamentary vote to the opposition and the state vote to the ruling party in my second time voting. Not anymore; this time both my votes will go to the opposition... whoever that may be! That is how frustrated I am with the current administration.
Once again, before anyone comes knocking on my door with a court order, let me proclaim my loyalty to my country and King... but NEVA will I be loyal to a government full of bullshit politicians that pursue their own interest under the pretext of doing it for the people.
The title for this blog makes reference to Heather Small's song of the same title.