Thursday, August 24, 2006

A nod for bullies

So finally, we have been officially informed that there is a certain type of bullying by certain type of people in our country which should be tolerated and accepted.

However, the unspoken condition for membership into this highly exclusive club must surely come in the form of meeting certain criteria best known to them.

They are preaching it in Universiti Pertanian Malaysia and I believe, it will soon extend to all public universities in this country in good time.

UPM Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah was quoted in the SUN as saying:-

"Bullying is the wrong word to use. It happened in the heat of the moment and it was only natural for them to react strongly and raise their voices."

Thank you, UPM officials, the Minister of Higher Education and our honourable Prime Minister.

KERANAMU, we now truly understand that we have to accept aggression and abuse by groups of people who disagree with us because it is NATURAL for them to behave that way. And it must be NATURAL for us to accept being bullied.

Does this special privilege extend beyond university compounds?

Because we have read in newspapers that a certain UMNO Youth leader has openly warned its members that the Chinese community will resort to opportunistic moves if their party were to be embroiled in an internal crisis.

Will we see bullying of a more horrifying nature in the event some members of the party need to look for scapegoats to save their necks?

I shudder to think what sort of message the UPM fiasco's shameful ending is sending to these people.

Don't bully - but it is okay to shout, intimidate, push and shove and issue threats. And oh, make sure you do it in a singing and clapping mode. It makes a world of difference.

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Blogger PabloPabla said...

Everything they say is correct. Everything we say must be retracted. Time to face the facts. It's all political power...

24/8/06 17:45  
Blogger desiderata said...

The UMNO Putera head wants to Angelise the Mat Rempit; now a VC wants to "kinderise" UPM bullies.

Come anak m, join mave sm and Howsy and Desi and let's sing:

LOndon bridge is fallin' down, fallin' down...

Then we sing

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall -- maybe we volunteer to teach those kids at UPM these nursery limes?

24/8/06 20:16  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Pablopabla: It's business as usual for them.

Desi: Different labels for different folks, rite? One is always cemerlang, the other kominis.

Which reminds me, siapa yang merdeka??

25/8/06 14:28  

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