YOURSAY | ‘Jata Malaysia’: Up in arms over a guide cowl

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YOURSAY | ‘The art work is there to embellish the guide. However what ‘sells’ the guide is its contents…’.

Writer apologises over ‘coat of arms’ picture on guide cowl

House minister orders cops to probe ‘coat of arms’ on guide cowl

Vijay47: As a loyal, trustworthy, citizen of Malaysia, I strongly imagine that each one nationwide symbols just like the flag, the Structure, the anthem, and the coat-of-arms ought to be revered by all.

Thus, I definitely help the house minister’s transfer to guard the sanctity of those icons. Anyone who shows disrespect ought to be charged in courtroom.

So I studied the controversial cowl of the guide in query and actually, I studied it once more. However strive as I would, what I did see was a relatively amateurish drawing of two individuals on their strategy to a fancy-dress celebration, garbed in some unusual zebra costume full with devilish horns.

Then once more, they may very well be South Indian artistes of the well-known pulli-aattam dance which is carried out throughout sure festivals.

Above them is a child smiling within the solar or it may very well be a moon-child, I’m not too positive, possibly the 2 people had been as soon as hippies. Or nonetheless are. The pair is proven to be prancing on a crocodile, then once more, it may very well be an alligator.

The complicated half right here is that the crocodile aka alligator is smiling just like the child. Is there a hidden which means right here? Why is the crocodile smiling?

In keeping with Nationwide Geography, they often lurk close to river banks ready for an unwary buffalo to stray shut. They virtually by no means smile. Not like hyenas who giggle.

So it seems that House Minister Hamzah Zainuddin and people who made a police report appear to have obtained their knickers all in a twist. How in heaven’s title did all of you conclude that the drawing was that of the Malaysian coat-of-arms?

I believe Hamzah and the others ought to have motion taken in opposition to them for equating a cartoon with the nationwide coat of arms. And please, no apologies and crocodile tears.

Quietly Staying At House: The House Ministry lastly wakened? The guide was revealed months in the past, the place had been Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and all these teams?

The Analyser: For those who don’t like the duvet of the guide, then don’t purchase it. Nonetheless, your dislike doesn’t provide the proper to impose your bigotry on the remainder of society.

This isn’t freedom of speech, as a result of the critics acted on their criticism. That is some individuals exercising their “assumed” proper to repress.

However, doesn’t guide writer Chong Ton Sing make the scenario worse by apologising for one thing that wasn’t finished with malicious intent?

By doing so, isn’t he kowtowing to probably the most narrow-minded parts in society? And by apologising, doesn’t he empower the bigots to change into much more bigoted?

Vijay47: One would think about that the writer could have determined that give up is the higher a part of discretion. In reality, the apology brings with it different unhealthy penalties.

We’re once more reminded that the irregular views of retards out to attain political factors and mob regulation is the brand new order of life in Malaysia.

We’re quick reaching a stage, if not already, the place any motion and place taken, nevertheless pure, sane, and justified, needs to be withdrawn and recanted due to the calls for of fanatics, extremists, and the lunatic fringe.

On that rating, I’m proud and glad that DAP chief Hannah Yeoh instructed those that opposed her guide on her journey with Christ to go take a flying leap into Lake Tiberias.

Cling Babeuf: What publicity this guide is getting! The publishers may by no means have afforded to organise such a promotion marketing campaign.

In the meantime, is the duvet a industrial “rip-off” of the nationwide coat of arms? I believe not. Only a ornamental art work, inventive design, the type that you just see on a regular basis.

You possibly can allude to one thing with out ripping it off, “spoofing” it, or appropriating it on your personal enterprise or industrial functions.

That art work is there to embellish the guide. However what “sells” the guide is its contents, what it says – not the ornamental art work. Hardly a case of economic misappropriation!

Easy Citizen 2204: Any Malaysian ought to know that these are symbols that signify the nation and will present respect to them.

I do not imagine it was finished unintentionally. Some motive is hidden in there or to realize publicity from controversy to spice up the sale of the guide. Inventive expression apart, these individuals ought to be punished severely as a robust deterrent.

The Wakandan: It’s a matter of the way you have a look at it. If you wish to see what you wish to see, you may all the time see the satan in all places. Query is, the place is the infraction?

BluePanther4725: That is making a mountain out of a molehill. Specializing in the trivial as a substitute of larger points like corruption and abuse of energy. What’s incorrect with the picture? Is freedom of expression useless in Malaysia?

R.Venugopal: Certainly, when billions are robbed from the nation, none of those guys made any police report. Folks allegedly abusing funds in 1MDB, Tabung Haji, LTAT, and so forth, by the billions, and the place are MIC, MCA, PAS, Umno?

All these police experiences are extra of a present to mark the attendance of their exercise sheet.

Musang Queen: This tradition we’re cultivating whereby anybody with harm emotions will get to lodge police experiences is harmful.

RedCheetah0747: One would assume that with a pandemic raging and the world economic system in tatters, individuals can have extra necessary issues to consider.

Nameless 5035: The foolish cowl apart, I made a decision to take a look at the guide. I learn the blurb and it seems to be a set of essays on the political panorama of Malaysia since 2018 – that so-called rebirth of a nation.

Nonetheless, that rebirth was aborted by none apart from Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the person who masterminded his personal downfall.

To cite, “Mahathir botched the coup in opposition to his personal authorities – and ended up stabbing himself”. I believe I ought to get the guide and relive the nostalgia of 2018.


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