I wonder - what if some Malaysians (male and female) peeled off their clothes and urinated at .....
|Petroglyphs Park Woodview, Ontario (Photo by Robin L. Lyke)
|Maeshowe, Orkney Islands - part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site - just like Mount Kinabalu.
|Assen Megalithic Site (Netherlands) containing granite 5,500 year old burial mounds.
Do read http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/eleanor-hawkins-british-woman-arrested-for-posing-naked-on-malaysia-mountain-is-scared-and-very-upset-says-father-10312059.html
It seemed that Ms Eleanor Hawkins, aged 23, a graduate in aeronautical engineering, was quite 'upset' and 'distressed' , according to her father. Being arrested is 'not a situation she's been in before'!. Oh dear, how many times have she and her 9 comrades been in situations where they go starkers just for the hell of it!
Because this news item referred to Malaysia, I always get very curious about the comments contributed in The Independent. This is because ....
|Extract from MORI social research institute "You are what you read" by Bobby Duffy and Laura Rowden
Quite a number of the comments were quite sympathetic to the distress of the people in Sabah. There were others who were simply bigoted and pig ignorant.
But , as I expected, any news pertaining to Malaysia never fail to bring out a good dose of Malay-Muslim bashing, a favourite pre-occupation of the 'liberals' in UK's media.
The irony of it - Malaysia (a "muslim majority country notorious for discriminating against every other race and any other religion" ) - is adamantly critical of the insult and distress heaped on her native and Christian population in Sabah and took immediate action to bring these miscreants to justice.
KUDOS to Singapore for taking swift action against 16 year-old Amos Yee ...
.... for 'crossing the line between freedom and offence' (Chia Boon Teck). In March this year he was arrested - facing multiple criminal charges - when on You Tube he called Lee Kuan Yew a "horrible person". made an offensive drawing of Lee Kuan Yew and Margaret Thatcher having sex and went on to describe Jesus and the late Lee Kuan Yew as both "power hungry and malicious'.
He's out on bail of GBP9,800 and faces a fine and up to three years jail if found guilty.
Check : http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/singapores-arrest-of-a-16yearold-youtuber-is-all-you-need-to-know-about-lee-kuan-yews-legacy-10146756.html
To quote a Singapore lawyer Chia Boon Teck, Amos Yee's "utterance against Christians amounted to a 'deliberate intent to wound religious feelings' ".
BRICKBATS to Malaysia for allowing Alvin Tan and other mainly non-Malay and non-Muslim cybertroopers to get away with 'utterances' against Islam and Muslims with a 'deliberate intent to wound religious feelings'.
Like the 16 year-old Amos Yee, Alvin and the other hate-mongers were citizens of the country they deliberately offended.
As I finish this posting, Leicester time is 6.48 am. I don't think I will find time to read up on Malaysian news. I have to get on with preparations for another peregrination - to balek kampung - to my tanah air riddled with Pontianaks!