Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Everybody seems to be jumping into the band wagon. Everyone wants to make a statement or give an opinion. The mainstream media (both electronic and print) too is having a gala time interviewing people for an opinion and flashing headlines like there are no other better news to report on.

The above is the reaction of the gullible Malaysian society following the resignation of Bulit Lanjan assemblywomen and Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong on Tuesday. TV3 last night took some exceedingly valuable time of its prime time news to report on this episode. Even Independent assemblymen from Kelantan Ibrahim Ali was being interviewed by TV3 for a comment. Would you believe this…….of all persons?

Look………a person has fallen from grace because of an unscrupulous act by some conceited moron whose motive(s) is non other than devilish and ill intended. MCA Deputy President and former Health Minister Dr. Chua Soi Lek suffered the same fate and he too resigned.

Although Elizabeth Wong’s case is different from Dr. Chua Soi Lek, their fate however is similar. But I suppose, what is even more traumatizing is the endless shame that both have to bear throughout their lives. And if one is married, this will be even more traumatizing for the family.

I just can’t help but to accept the fact that we Malaysians are born with the ‘busybody syndrome’. But I do not think we should stoop so low as to busybody ourselves in a case that has brought shame to the victim and their families; a case similar to that suffered by both Elizabeth Wong and Dr. Chua Soi Lek.

Posted at 12.00 pm on Feb 18, 2009


MHA28 said...

Dear Tok Ayah,

It is only natural that we are attracted to controversies and scandals. This kind of things would attract similar public interest in the west too.

Unfortunately, what our mainstream media did was an outright character assassination on this poor woman, laced with malice and ill intent of the highest degree.

When President Sarkozy married his second wife Carla Bruni, the media in Europe began publishing old photos from her modelling days (she was a professional model and a singer - she still sings tho!) which included several nude ones. Nude photos notwithstanding, Messr Sarkozy is still the head of state and Madame Bruni-Sarkozy the first lady. I guess the French accepted those pictures in good taste and more importantly, in context.

ArshadRaji said...

Dear MHA28,

Thanks for the comment. Hope my three grandchildren are well looked after.