Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Obnoxious TV PSA? I think not
The public outrage directed at 8TV for what was claimed as the airing of a controversial Ramadan Public Service Announcement (PSA) is quite uncalled for.
The PSA which has been criticised for allegedly being stereotype and racist was a direct appeal for some pockets of the Malaysian society to respect the holy month of Ramadan.
This writer had quite recently pointed out about the insensitivity of the business sector when it comes to Ramadan.
Such things have been going on for much too long. The Islamic affairs authority has been keeping quiet, so quiet that this has gotten out of hand.
The truth is many a practising Muslim out there had taken offence when hotels, department stores, health spa and other unlikely business establishments hop on the Ramadan bandwagon to promote their special offers, which in many instances have nothing to do with the spirit of Ramadan, but instead is making a mockery of the holy month of all months in the Islamic calendar.
This is but one more step directed at the attrition of true Islamic values in the face of the so-called liberal and religious pluralism lot out there.
To those claiming to have been hurt, spare some thoughts to those of us who embrace the true spirit of Ramadan.
Rude, greedy and dressing inappropriately? Just look around you.
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 10:40 PM