mel: puan, la~zelia mahesh: eelz sha & the gang: naz (honestly i hate this one) the rest: just plain ol' elia my matahari: that's a secret *wink*
i'm not a sexybomb, i'm just .. + potentially malignant medical student + psychogenically dependant on music + loves the sound of the guitar + have strong feelings towards everything + easily distracted + hates rules + responsible for own actions + hates being envious + imaginative + good sense of humour + likes to be loved (honestly who doesn't?) + finds it hard to trust someone + easily hurt
don't be so narrow-minded. the advertisement stays
Wonder how this Dungu Datuk became Ahli Dewan Rakyat !?!? Just for one advertisement, race issues was brought up...maybe he can suggest which race should be in the advertisement ? Or, there got to be 3 race in the advertisement ?
This shows how narrow minded this people are!! ..and Kudos to our Deputy Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin ...this is the kind of people we need to represent the Rakyat ( not just Malay, Chinese or Indian)
This is the Information Ministry's response to several MPs who called on the Ministry to withdraw a television advertisement which featured an ill-mannered Malay man onboard a light-rail transit (LRT) train.
The call to withdraw the advertisement was made in the Dewan Rakyat by Datuk Rosli Mat Hassan (BN-Dungu), who said it did not truly reflect the identity and culture of the Malays who live by the principles of courtesy and politeness.
"The man is wearing a tie, hinting that he is educated and works as an executive. Do we want this negative image for our community?" he said.
"I want the Ministry concerned to pull out the advertisement by tonight or tomorrow."
His statement was supported by Mohd Alwi Che Ahmad (BN-Ketereh), who questioned why a Malay man was portrayed as the ill-mannered protagonist.
"I am not trying to be racial, but the advertisement is at odds with the Malay culture, which upholds courtesy. Why portray only a young Malay man as ill-bred?" he said.
When contacted yesterday, Deputy Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin said: "The advertisement has nothing to do with racial bias. It merely highlights our society’s flaws, some of which we fail to acknowledge.
"Race has nothing to do with it," he told The Malay Mail.
He also questioned the Dungun BN representative’s powers of observation, as the blind man who eventually helps the young man pick up his fallen packet of biscuits is also a Malay.
"It simply underlines the fact that regardless of race, there are courteous and caring people as well as ill-mannered ones.
"One should not be narrow-minded but instead, look at things in a bigger perspective," he said.
He added that the advertisement will not be withdrawn.
"We see nothing wrong with the advertisement's contents and thus, it will stay.
"In fact, I was informed that the advertisement elicited positive response from the public. There are plans to produce similar ones in the future," he said.
source: www.usj.com.my credits to: mr. almighty
Ape la .. pasal iklan tata-susila tu pun nak kecoh .. Banyak mende lain bley komen kart Dewan Rakyat .. pasal dadah ke, mat rempit ke .. kalu argue pasal gaji doktor kart gomen sepital yang sikit tu pun lagik bagus .. The issue of racism is ridiculous .. Ape plak kecoh pasal mamat Melayu tak sopan tu .. mmg betul hape mamat Melayu skarang agak kureng .. tapi tak semua yg teruk .. banyak yang lagik bagus, bersopan santun hape .. this ad represents not only the Malays, but groups of Malaysian whom has lost their tatasusila which we has failed to acknowledge .. The advertisement potrays part of Malaysians with such behaviour, never had ocurred in my mind that it will become racism issue .. Like mr almighty has said, this bunch of jokers are wasting people's money by debating non sense in Parliament .. it's like a 1st class country with 3rd class jokers representing the people ..
For u guys information, this Malay guys whom acted in the ad kena maki hamun, has been thrown stuffs, kena tampar ngan makcik pun ada kart public since the ad shown on air .. kesian dia ..
I'm sorry to say here .. bukan nak mengutuk bangsa sendiri .. but i think it's time for us, the Malays keluar dari tempurung sendiri.
Memang betul kata Hang Tuah, "Melayu takkan hilang di dunia" tapi lagi betul kata Dr. Mahathir, "Sampai bila pun Melayu takkan maju kalau berfikiran sempit"
Take the moral value of this ad instead of fully critisizing it ..