Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ignore the insensitive Bangsa Malaisia and Let’s Pray for MH370


I would like to offer my prayer to the passengers of flight MH370 and their families. I have friends of friends and families of friends, on the flight. As I heard the news, I could only gasp in shock at what happened. It was only when a friend called checking on another friend who is a MAS cabin crew and whether she was on the flight, that I realized it wasn’t just some news from a distant country, but very real and very near to me. I started calling and checking out her whereabouts and was just too relieved that she is safe and sound.

I was about to update the blog on Anwar’s conviction when I heard the news. The worries and the shock took my mind off of Anwar’s conviction almost completely. However, as I follow the news on the missing flight, I couldn’t help noticing the insensitive comments from the Oppositions and their supporters. I hate it that in all these sadness, they managed to lure my mind back to Anwar Ibrahim and the madness that he brings to Malaysian politics.

So, Anwar is guilty as charged. No element of surprise there. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was found not guilty either. Really, nothing can surprise me anymore in Malaysian politics. I am not even surprised that Anwar supporters trying to relate his conviction to the missing flight or try their very best to put Anwar first, before the victims of flight MH370.

Reading the comments in Malaysiakini and Malaysian Insider, the ultimate source of information for the group who call themselves ‘Bangsa Malaisia’, I cannot help but feel scared for Malaysia. I don’t think I have to paste their comments to you here as I’m sure you have come across the same insensitive remarks from these ‘Bangsa Malaisia’ in your Facebook, twitters or whatsapps too.

I know that some are faked but I also know for a fact that most are true because I am friends with these people too. Let me warn you that the hatred of these ‘Bangsa Malaisia’ is real.

If Malaysia ever fell into the hands of this group, there will surely be a lot of oppression, injustice and chaos. By their comments, it is obvious that these people aren’t capable to love, respect and tolerate. They are not capable to even talk about it decently. And I am sure they can’t even feel sympathy.

Remember the video of a 3 year old boy being hit and ran over by cars again and again that went viral on youtube some time ago? The drivers and the people passing by just chose to pretend to not see the boy because he wasn’t their son. Well, that happened in China but you know what? That’s how heartless these ‘Bangsa Malaisia’ are.

Imagine when the whole world is expressing sympathy towards the victims of MH370 and their families, these ‘Bangsa Malaisia’ can only express hatred against the government. They can say a prayer and swear in the same breath, which reminds me of how Teresa Kok was capable to wish the people Chinese New Year, in the spirit of revulsion.

Now, Anwar is finally going to jail. But with these ‘Bangsa Malaisia’ around, Anwar’s jailing will not make much difference. With these people around, it is not just the Malays that is under threat but Malaysia’s identity, history and culture are also under threat. On top of that, we are also under threat of losing our moral values and humanity.

As I’m writing this, there is still no sign of MH370 except for unconfirmed statements from this morning’s news from China, about debris spotted in the west coast of the peninsular, believed to be the wreckage of the plane. As for now, the information remains ‘unconfirmed’.

7 countries are working together to help find the plane and all search and rescue and aviation professionals are still trying to figure things out. With that in mind, it may not make sense for those in grief that the plane is still not found.

However, if we take a step back into history of airplane disaster, we have to accept that humans’ ability is limited and there is really no need to play the blame game here. Remember that when Airfrance Flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009, the wreckage was only found 2 years later. However, let’s not go to that.

In the meantime, let’s just ignore the insensitive ‘Bangsa Malaisia’, let’s stick together and pray for the best for MH370.

7 comments:

  1. the bangsa(t) malaisia, truly hopeless pathetic.

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  2. Acc. to the military the flight has changed it path towards Malacca and after that they lost the signal .... even with the advanced technology we are unable to track an missing aircraft ... its shame .....

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    1. Meh. Even with 24 hour surveillance with satellites, CCTVs and advanced technology like radar and drones, the US was hit but not one but four jets in 2001. And they didn't even realise what was going on until two towers were already hit. Even then they failed to stop the third that allegedly went into the Pentagon hours later. Puts everything in perspective, donnit. Technology is not infallible.

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    2. Yeap. You got a point there. But i'd rather not underestimate the enemy. You really think they didnt know that the towers were going to be hit? The Americans dont think so.

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