( Some comments and reflections which hopefully can help to crytalize the issues faced by country and people in the search for solutions)
Akhi Norzah, Scandals have a life of its own! It just needs a trigger off. Cyberspace thru' blog postings compounded it though. A juicy one, involving well known people would go viral within seconds. No need for a surat layang of limited coverage like before. It caused shock initially as in the case of CSL and Eli Kangkang where those featured registered remorse. They resigned or offered to resign with pride from their official positions.But not lately where video footage were denied and condemned as fake. Surprisingly enough it found credance with their political friends and putting the blame on their political foes.Yesterday there were 2, one something on 'an ice cream' and the other relating to an actress. The actress retorted with classic witticism and coolness in her tweets to those allegations.Now with GE13 coming there may be more in the pipeline. Most people are not really bothered unlike before. Most are just 'meluat' It is now just cheap thrills and fun and games for the contending politicians. The silent majority just go about their business without a care!Hank
The last section you mentioned is the one that bothers me most. Akhi Kaykuala. The scandals become cheap thrills in the papers but those involved get away scott free and in some cases gained a lot of publicity and popularity. That adds more glamor to scandals, making it something palatable and worthy of emulation.Most damaging is their impact on the national image. Do we want to become a nation where sex scandals are tolerated and in fact glamorized, where most national leaders are involved with serious sanctions being imp[osed on them? When we read about it everyday in the papers in all its sordid forms including homosexuality and lesbianism, what kind of an image our nation will get?And what kind of newspapers do we have where scandals are treated with spirited coverage while other important things are covered in just one or two paragraphs.
Akhi Norzah,The law of the land should take effect.The situation seemed lawless here as the perpetrators get away scot free and triumphantly paraded. Other countries also have their scandals. It is not a monopoly of anyone. But when they do happen justice is swift. That's the difference. The other difference is that most of what's illegal here are ok with them. They are not seen as breaking the law eg khalwat which can easily be construed for Muslim couples but nothing like it in the westHank
The last point you raised Akhi Kk ie that many things not considerd wrong in the west are prohibited here like close proximity, makes.our laxity in dealing with.scandals more worrisome. Many go scot free with not even a scratch on their image. That may be taken as an ok by the youths, so long as you don't get caught
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