Jan 19, 2010

Yo Rais, don't worry about our country's image, you've already ruined it, kthnxbye.

I know this is two day old news, but it's never too late to laugh at Malaysian politicians.

Malaysians advised against being immersed in Facebook, Twitter

SEREMBAN: Malaysians, especially Muslims, must avoid being totally immersed in the internet culture, especially Facebook and Twitter, said Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

He added that facilities like internet could not be accepted wholly because it was a form of business introduced by the West and "Malaysians were just users."

"We are not saying that they cannot use Facebook or Twitter but when using such facilities they must upkeep the values taught by Islam, Buddhism or Christianity to maintain our culture," he told reporters after opening a Seminar on the 1Malaysia concept here on Saturday.

He added that Malaysians who used internet services on social networking sites should be careful with what they see and hear.

"We must be strong in our believes and culture because the identity and image of our country depends on us.

"They are just selling Facebook, Twitter, L-Band and various other services, even through space, as a product but we do not do such business. We accept all this in a state of cultural shock," he said.

He chided some Malaysians who belittled those who were no[t] savvy of the Facebook and Twitter culture.

"We should not be quick to condemn or look down on those who do not use Facebook. Newspapers are still relevant, so is Facebook, but do not be carried away with everything and disregard the old system," he said.

Rais also praised the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) for its success in tracking down a student from the National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy for posting a public safety threatening comment on Facebook about the recent spate of attacks on churches while discussing the ongoing "Allah" controversy on the popular social networking website.

"Syabas to the commission for its action in nailing those who used Facebook, Twitter and SMS for the wrong reasons.

"As a former analyst of the law in the country, I wish to advise the people that they cannot escape from the law for their actions," he said.

Rais said the Information Department had also found that 62% of Malaysians understood the 1Malaysia concept.

He added that the Government would initiate more programmes featuring the 1Malaysia concept, especially for students. - BERNAMA

via The Star

While you digest that, take offence and proceed to laugh at him, let's appreciate the irony that Malaysians have used to strike back at Rais. They made #yorais jokes on Twitter and it became a trending topic (for a couple of hours)!

What is up with Rais? More than once, Rais has said something that isn't in line with what Najib's doing. Here he goes dissing social media and whaddaya know, Najib uses Twitter! And who can forget how gung ho Rais was about censoring the internet? Unfortunately for Rais, Najib came back with a "we're not censoring the net, you moron". I also remember Najib encouraging Malaysians to think globally and act locally, and I believe that includes utilising social media to help you gain an advantage (if it helps your work). So Mr. PM, is this the kind of person you want in your administration? I wouldn't pick him to be in my... anything.

Also, visit Rais' Facebook page. Yeah, you read right. That dude has a Facebook page.

Remember kids, no one can escape the law. Unless you're affiliated with BN.

And yes, I'm facebooking and tweeting in a constant state of shock, my eyebrows are permanently arched.


Deng, the very eveel genius said...

He's not saying to not use social media at all also.

"They are just selling Facebook, Twitter, L-Band and various other services, even through space, as a product but we do not do such business. We accept all this in a state of cultural shock," he said.

I didn't get what this meant.

Future Newsfeed said...

Guess he's the only idiot thats paying to use facebook lol

cultural shock indeed.wait till he discovers fuckbook.com.

SEREMBAN : Culturally shocked Dr Rais met a heart attack not two minutes ago after discovering the lights of a foreign website www.****book.com, it makes perfect sense considering facebook and twitter gave him a cultural shock.

"By the time we got there it was too late, his home is 3 hours from any hospital facility because of cultural shock, the house is surrounded by a jungle that no helicopter could land nearby, i had to ride a damn elephant in, imma go pronounce the idiot dead now" said Dr. House

There was chalk writing outside his home and it read "#yorais is so old that when *****(ARABIC, yes, ARABIC not MUSLIM word) sees you he's gonna say "F*** you're old, go to hell you sag bag" said chief inspector police Matt Parkman

Cheap Scene Investigator(CSI) Mahatma Ghandi was the first to arrive, closed the case as suicide as he did not have the sufficient tools to run tests.

Anyhow, Malaysians will move on.

nicole said...

We accept all this in a state of cultural shock," he said.

HAHA this is a very funny phrase! hahahahaha!!! i think most of us here accept all these with must excitement and amusement lor!

somehow i think they should revamp the "politician intake", if there's any. cuz in malaysia, apparently any tom dick or harry can be a minister. I just think they should level up the criteria lah.. some of them ah *shake head close eyes*

I heard my father say, in singapore, anyone can join political party and participate in any political activities etc but to be a minister you got to have at least a degree...

Gzhang said...

Did you see all the #yorais jokes?

They were awesome. I was monitoring it's ascent to number 3 from 7pm till 8.30pm.

I tell you, I never laughed so hard with Malaysian jokes but this is top notch!

And now, we have another statement!

If they can make Avatar, they can do anything.


tkc55 said...

Please go register yourselves as voters,

Fiddling while the state burns > http://www.malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29748:fiddling-while-the-state-burns&catid=22:the-corridors-of-power&Itemid=100085