Monday, July 24, 2006

Movie Clip - Chinese Harassed at UPM

What's wrong with having a cultural night?

As many of you may well know, it was reported in the local Chinese Newspapers that the Chinese Student Association in UPM had their request to organize a cultural night rejected by the universities administrators. Although cultural nights by all races have been eagerly anticipated events for many years now, the administrative staff of UPM decided to take a different stand and bar the chinese. No good reasons were given.

I am not sure if this is related (some say yes, some say no, but I'll stay neutral), but here is a clip of some students who set up a student affairs booth in faculty 12 of UPM, where they were set upon and harassed by over 50 other students, which you will see in this video clip. In the ensuing commotion, a female reporters camera was confiscated, and several female Chinese students were pushed to the ground (according to the write-up attached to the video)

These events were not reported in our major newspapers.

Once again, our media has shown itself to be nothing more than puppets on a string. Unable to adequately highlight the gross injustices which are taking place on a daily basis. (Lemme see, what do have on our front page news? Amber Chia goes sky-diving, and Siti Nurhaliza and Datuk K. Wow, now THOSE are important national issues)

Let me make things clear though, I am NOT saying that this is a racial issue. I am not anti-Malay, or anti-Chinese, or anti-Indian or whatever. Even if the tables were turned, I would still be pissed because a large group of people ganging up on a few individuals is something no civilized nation should tolerate. Bullying and intimidation is something our government should put a stop to.

It's sad, really sad.



Blogger F.O.N. said...

Sad sad. Not too sure what prompted such an outcry. But it's sad that such idiotic and childish behaviour are being condoned by the security people for such a long time in a uni cafeteria?

Speaks so much of these joker's upbringing.

That's one major step backwards for Malaysia as a whole.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it is a racial matter. Just that some people does not appreciate the priviledge they enjoyed. To most of them, getting into a public uni is as easy as singing the abc song. But to others, it is a constant challenge throughout schooling years to gain entry into the public uni. sad case..

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Eric Lim said...

I've seen that video clip. Seriously, if that happens in school, I still can force myself to accept it. But in uni? What a shame! They shoudn't call themselves uni students at all.

10:05 PM  
Blogger ::Lord Apprentice:: said...

and to think, these blokes will be the ones leading this country in a few years time..


11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you do sound like a racist.


12:48 AM  

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