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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thaipusam special: Another cultural blooper?

Lately we enjoy good comedy from controversies of 'cultural bloopers', like the Perkasa's White Angpau fiasco, Thaipusam banner blooper, and now this!


As you can see from the screenshot above, The JKMM Facebook page had announced a Happy Thaipusam, but to Buddhists instead of Hindus. Almost immediately, this controversy has caught the attention of irate Malaysians who wrote on the page, accusing the JKMM of being cultural insensitive, or just being plain stupid. 

From what I see, this was just an unfortunate and embarrasing statement written in good will, perhaps one should be well educated with the subject before writing a statement like that. Let us forgive and learn from each other mistakes, and celebrate our differences as our diversity, our identity; the Malaysian identity.

Tak perlulah nak incite racial tension on this auscipious day. Peace!




2 comments:

SheildRahim@K@MotherNature said...

''Let us forgive and learn from each other mistakes, and celebrate our differences as our diversity, our identity; the Malaysian identity.''

Your comments was written in a good spirit of being a human. Others might see it as pure stupidity and the comment that I read regarding the issue was mostly of people who just had about enough BS.
Malaysians are basically a very forgiving people and that is a fact. But you can't expect people to forgive you all the time over your continuous stupidities and ignorance. Sometimes these stupidities and ignorance best serves education is by (metaphor):
1. A Good Kick in the Arse
2. A Good Backhand Slap over the Head and last
3. A Real Good Jog between the Groins.

Time for all Malaysian to stop being nice and ''Too FORGIVING'' and start to be a MAN, a HUSBAND, a FATHER, a WOMAN, a WIFE and a MOTHER.

tansianhoo said...

Hmm, what I'm trying to convey to the youth is that we should all first forgive, then start afresh with the mindset that we want, one step at a time.

We can't change the world unless we change ourselves...