Monday, December 18, 2006

Kelantan Encourages Homosexual Behavior

Boogey Wonderland

When I read that the Kelantan government has decided to allow clubs to be opened for tourists and non-muslims, I thought to myself.."Hmm...maybe those PAS-folks are beginning to gain some common sense after all"

I should have known it was too good to be true though.

According to Kelantan's Menteri Besar, the kind of club (or in his words, a 'disco') he envisioned was one where men boogied with other men. Yup, you heard me right. All the gays of the world rejoice! Kelantan has officially stated (unintentionally) that it's vision for the year 2007 is to be a state where people can listen freely to the Village People and do YMCA-style dance moves all night long.

The thought of a a mens only club where guys go to dance with other guys must probably send shivers of joy and excitement down the spines of all the PAS members and ministers.

Now I know what they do behind all those closed door meetings. I once thought that they were busy debating issues of national importance (such as whether women are allowed to have names, or should they all just be called 'awek'), but noooo...they are probably busy dirty dancing with one another.

Well to all PAS members, don't worry. With these mens-only clubs, you no longer have to be ashamed! Your penchant for boogeying with old senior assemblymen need no longer be confined to boring old meeting rooms and conference halls. Now you can bring your Menteri Besar, Ministers and Datos to the nearest disco and watch them shake their thang'.

Oh joy, I can't wait!



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9 Comments:

Blogger Bodicea said...

try telling them that and they might just shut down clubs again.

also, they might rethink about opening public toilets.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous gmuitnys said...

Oh C'mon Sir,

Please dont be narrow minded. Your statement "Kelantan Encourages Homosexual Behavior" is just not giving the government the benefit of the doubt to implement the intiative.

Strong mindset change is required here. Have you ever thought that going to clubs allow many other benefits like physical exercise, social gathering of friends in the absence of alcohol and other vices ?

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like fun. What about the girls? Where do they go?

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Women are vices, I guess.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Bernard Yong said...

gmuitnys: Ermm...I think there's a slight miscommunication here. The term 'club' is used to refer to night-clubs, dance clubs (Zouk, Velvet etc)... and to the old people amongst us - discos.

I think you're referring more to clubs such as country clubs (ala Holiday Villa, Lake Club etc) am I right?

If you're talking about THOSE kinds of clubs, then yes, people go there with their families for socially healthy activities, physical exercise and the like.

The kind of clubs Nik Aziz was referring to are nightspots. And people don't go there for physical exercise (not the good kind la anyway) and social gatherings in the absence of alcohol and vices.

To have a 'disco' where men can only dance with men is plain silly. Not only would the place be horribly unpopular, but it'll make Kelantan the laughing stock of the...basically the entire world!

In fact, I'm chuckling to myself right now just thinking about it *hyuk hyuk*

5:51 PM  
Anonymous gmuitnys said...

Dear Bernard,

No Miscommunication at my end, I'm perfectly clear of the term clubs being used here. I believe you are referring ot the likes of Bar Savan, Lunar BAr, Spiral, Beach, the list goes on.

You mentioned" To have a 'disco' where men can only dance with men is plain silly. Not only would the place be horribly unpopular, but it'll make Kelantan the laughing stock of the...basically the entire world!". Again, I need to stress the point that strong will to change the mindset is critical before making any wild assumptions on the outcomes. Do you know that concerts in kelantan require men and women to be segregated and yet, there's a large crowd attending such events ?

You have also stereotype all of us who patron to the clubs by making the statement " And people don't go there for physical exercise (not the good kind la anyway) and social gatherings in the absence of alcohol and vices.". I dont drink nor indulge in such vices...and there are many of us out there will disagree to your statement. All it takes is having an open mind as I'm sure that Nik Aziz all the good intention when he came up with this idea.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Bernard Yong said...

gmuitnys: Correction, people go to Rock Concerts to see performers in action. Therefore it won't make much of a difference whether they are separated by gender or not.

On the other hand, people go to clubs to mingle and socialize. So tell me, which clubs do you frequent and what exactly do you do there if:

a) you do not talk to anyone of the opposite sex

b) you don't drink

And if you solely want to have a gathering with your guy friends and talk (which is common), why even bother having it in a dance club anyway? I know I wouldn't. The music is way too loud, the space is way too crowded, and the drinks are way too expensive.

I still stand by what I saw simply because, well, you just have to walk into any of the clubs around KL to know what I'm referring to.

I am not saying you are wrong however, all I am saying is, if PAS wants to have a place where guys can socialize with guys, that's all fine and well. Just don't try to pass it off as a 'disco' because frankly, people aren't buying it.

Why can't PAS just call it something else? If they just called it a 'Gentlemen's Club' (like those they have in the UK) then nobody will make a fuss.

The fact is, people are making a fuss because PAS is trying to parade this watered down version of a 'disco' in order to placate the parties which are accusing them of being rigid and overly-conservative.

It's just like having someone accuse you of not opening enough libraries around the state, and you making the decision to construct several big buildings with the word 'LIBRARY' grandly displayed at the top - but then you go and set the rule that there are a few conditions attached to it, one of them being that there can't be any books inside. It just doesn't work.

Let's just call a spade a spade. What PAS has in mind is fine, just don't expect all the tourists to come flocking just because they slapped the label 'disco' on it.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Bernard Yong said...

gmuitnys: Oh and one more thing, Bar Savannh and Luna Bar etc aren't 'clubs'...they are bars. There's a marked difference between the two.

Cheers

8:39 AM  
Anonymous gmuitnys said...

Bernard:

You asked: "So tell me, which clubs do you frequent and what exactly do you do there if:

a) you do not talk to anyone of the opposite sex

b) you don't drink"

my answer:
At the moment I can go to any of the clubs in kl and still capable of not talking to the opposite sex and not drink. You've heard of single sex outing to clubs before i guess (and no I'm not Gay in case you ask). What do I exactly do...bogey to the tune from the DJ of the evening of course. some people are into the club scences solely for the appreciation of the brilliance of the DJs you know.

PAS is calling a spade a spade by introducing a single sex disco. time will tell whether it's going to be succesful or not (you might be right..who knows). but when that time comes one day, perhaps you would want to give a chance to a new experience..there's a malay saying...belum cuba belum tahu (don't know until you try).... all im saying is give them a chance and who knows something good will come out of it....

cheers

10:35 AM  

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