Why are we such busy bodies? And the mainstream media (MSM) over the last few days, finds it highly sensational and news worthy to report on the rumour concerning the marriage of Kinabatangan parliamentarian Bung Moktar Radin with actress Zizie Ezette. As a muslim, Bung Moktar is permitted to take on a second wife, or even a third and fourth wife, provided he meets the 'terms and conditions' required by Islam for a muslim to have more than one wife. I suppose, Bung Moktar has the necessary 'credentials' to take Zizie as his second wife, and to the MSM, this news will be a hit.
And in the case of Bung Moktar and Zizie, both of them need not go around denying that the rumour is untrue. Getting a second wife is no big deal. Many law makers in the past have had more than one wife, and some even goes around fondling the bottom of waitresses; the latter to me is more immoral and downright idiotic than officially taking a second wife.
And have we not forgotten of a case some years ago, where a Menteri Besar took a second wife, and had his marriage solemnized in a neighbouring country. This act by a Menteri Besar is worse than what Bung Moktar and Zizie has done...........at least the wedding rituals (if at all they so decide to marry) will be done in Malaysia.
I am reminded that even former PM Tun Abdullah Badawi went through the ordeal of having his hidden affair with Jean Danker reported in the MSM, and the former's denial soon after. But the realty is that he did have an affair, and is now happily married. There nothing sinister about this, and the marriage was solemnized in the most respectable manner.
Come on MSM, there are many other happenings in the country today that has better news value and more serious, than bothering the two love birds.
Why don't the MSM probe into the report of the 'money laundering' activities of the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar, only to find that the money changer's license was withdrawn by Bank Negara, and the Menteri Besar is still where he is. I am told that it was more than RM10 million that was transacted through the money changer, and I wonder if MACC, PDRM and the Income Tax department has acted against the Menteri Besar.
Now PM Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor is also reported to have received RM 600,000 while she was in Dubai in August this year, purportedly through a money changer. Is this another act to demonised Najib and Rosmah? And even if she did receive the money from someone in Malaysia, that amount is no big deal. It is only the stupidity of the person to have send the money through a money changer, and not through the legal means i.e. through the banking system. Rosmah will certainly say that the money is hers legally, and she did not ask the person to send it via the money changer. Once again, Rosmah get a pass.
Internal Security Minister Hishamuddin Hussein has recently come out in defence of the MSM for truthful and sincere reporting, and accused the alternative media (bloggers) for false and inaccurate reporting. That is what Hishamuddin seems to think, but bloggers too have the right to think, and they think that the MSM is untruthful in their reporting. There will be no end to such an argument, and personally, I am of the view that both i.e. MSM and bloggers have the right to write and report what they think.
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