I’m sure the public is enraged by Berita Harian’s insensitivity in publishing such an offensive caricature mocking the tsunami victims in Japan. Berita Harian has issued out public apology and retraction by now, I suppose. But what has been done, cannot be undone. That piece of publication has somehow provoked anger from Malaysians and people from all over the world.
First of all, I’d like to assure the world that this cartoon strip does not reflect Malaysian sentiments in general.
I would also like the world to know that this is just another one of those not so clever piece of publication used to divert Malaysian readers’ attention from the real issue that soon will be plaguing our country following the disasters that has devastate Japan.
I apologize to the world on Malaysian press’ behalf for their immature way of preventing mass panic regarding economic issues and the impending recession.
Same old, same old. Provoking emotional outburst by publishing something offensive or sensationalized. This is quite a common occurrence in Malaysia, truthfully. Usually sensitive issues like religious problems, scandals, and racial issues would be published in time of great disaster to avoid mass panic. And after theÂ desired ‘damages’ have been properly made, retraction and public apologies will be issued to appease the public anger.
Next up, political parties would join in and play ‘hero’ and condemns the newspaper in question too to gain popularity. Same goes with this ‘Ultraman running away from tsunami’ caricature case. It is just another tool used to divert people’s attention from bigger and more serious issues.
Amazing enough, Malaysians from every corner of the country will fall for the same old tricks over and over again and gets all worked up about it. Usually the mission to hide more serious issues will be accomplished when Malaysian thoughts and emotions are fully occupied with issues that’s much more close to home (religion, racial issue, etc, and in this case, insulting cartoon that demean us in the eyes of the world)
You see, Malaysian economy and agriculture is still not quite self-sufficient. We are still depending on developed countries to invest in us and whatnot. Suffice to say, when giant countries like Japan is economically crippled, it will affect our country. I suppose this is what ‘so and so’ trying to cover up by publishing offensive cartoons as well as bringing up the bibles issues and whatnot.
Wake up people…this is not the time to be upset about stupid caricature like this. That is just a waste of time. This is also not the time to think about our political and religious differences.
This is the time for us to be united. This is the time to extend our help in whatever way we can while facing global adversity. Monetary, medical aids, basic supplies, comfort, encouragements, prayers… anything. No help is too small when disaster struck.
Now is the time to help the survivors of disasters all around the world, and now is the time for healing, for rebuilding what’s lost. And now is the time to repent and learn what the disaster has taught us: When disasters strike, we’re all the same. We need to stick together in order to survive and make things better again. If we don’t stick together, there shall be no future for us.
Stop allowing people to poison our minds and incite our wrath and anger as now, the world does not need that. The world needs love, peace, and for people to be humble and human again.
Cleffairy: We are mortal, we are destructible. Why are we so keen on playing God? Even the mountains, sea and sky bows to His wills.