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Tuesday, January 15

Viral UUM video.


This video was recently uploaded on Facebook and has gone viral among netizens. It happened in a conference at UUM where a student, Ms Bawani, who bravely took her stand and voiced out her opinions got mocked by the president of Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia - Sharifah Zohra Jabeen.

I may not be the most up to date person when it comes to politics but this video pisses me off so bad. To be honest, it made me feel upset to be Malaysian for a while.

At 2:36, Ms Bawani mentioned what other countries have been doing. Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, how all these countries put in funds into education, enough to provide free education to those who cannot afford it. She gave an example that if the government would just take 10 billion ringgit a year out of their 200 billion Federal funds, it would do so much for the Malaysian education. What reply did Miss Sharifah give to her?

"Sekiranya negara Malaysia disamakan dengan negara lain, what are you doing in Malaysia Go to Cuba, go to Argentina, go to Libya, go everywhere, because you know what ? All the students in this hall is happy with what the government does for them. You don't agree, you tell me"  5:54

What kind of bullshit answer is that ? As the PRESIDENT, of the Suara Wanita 1 Malaysia, first of all, I don't think she gave much respect to Miss Bawani. I don't think shaking a person's hand and acknowledging their guts, can cancel out how rude it is to interrupt someone while they're talking, not forgetting forcefully moving her microphone, then turning the whole hall against her. No I don't think Miss Sharifah "gave her respect as another woman" in fact she turned it around and insulted Miss Biwani by saying she "have a very least of pendidikan" as Miss Bawani did not respect someone older than her. Someone with that kind of English doesn't deserve my respect regardless of her age. As the SUARA of the women of Malayisa, all she could talk about was animal's problems. Oh of course. My speaker also got problem, if it could talk it would probably complain about how many times she said "listen"

Second of all, if everyone who has a problem with our government is asked "what are you doing in Malaysia?" and to "go everywhere" and leave the country, then what kind of democratic country is this ? Aren't we supposed to be voting for the kind of government we want ? If we do not take the example of other, more advanced countries, then okay fine just live in your own world and don't improve. I bet everyone in the hall was pretty cool with that since all the students were so "happy with what the government does for them" . Let all our human resources leave the country, since our country only needs people who are happy with the government according to Miss Sharifah.

I honestly do respect Ms Bawani, for standing up and speaking her mind, setting her apart from all the other students who just sat around and agreed with Sharifah. How much courage it took for her to stand up to Miss Sharifah is truly amazing. Would you rather be a parrot and accept every word the "authorities" put into your mind ? Or would you stand up for what you believe in, for the country you love ? Really something worth thinking about.

Meanwhile I find this extremely humorous.




14 comments:

Mr Lonely said...

LOL~

HI said...

Dia x layak jadi leader. Dia hanya penjilat...

Natasha Ting said...

Another good post shuwen. I was so furious while listening to Shahrifah I think I had goose bumps all over. Setting the ridiculous words she said aside, i am brought to an idea that we bloggers can use our little power in bringing this video to blog-a-sphere and raise the attention of readers outside facebook. i'm thinking to create a link-up or something in regards to this incident. i'll email or facebook message you.

Shuwen said...

@Natasha Alright ! haha don't forget to contact me after that ! :D

UUM alumni said...

As an ex-UUM graduate, I'm shocked to see that UUM invited such speaker n worse, didn't even defend students when they are insulted by outsiders no matter who these speakers are. The worst is who d hell is this speaker, Sharifah Jabeen??? What d heck r organizers in UUM doing, don't they review speakers before allowing them to speak to thousands of students??? They should only invite speakers w credentials n experience on the subject matter n not some president of unknown entity...Sad!!! Whoever this speaker is should be ashamed of herself. SW1M gives me an impression of a dodgy body if the leadership is anything to be seen. UUM should have Ms Bawani as a panel speaker of the opposite perspective of the subject matter, after all forum is about learning from different views, right? And I won't impose On anyone to LISTEN nor RESPECT My views.

Anonymous said...

Im really salute Ms Bawani for the brave attempt..1st of all im thinking whether we r in democracy country or not?
Nowadays talking for the good things/reasons also is a bad thing for some people who think they are the perfect.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N44Z1Hrz8K4&feature=share

suhizam manan said...

Listen..listen.. for what.. you are talking nonsesn puan sharipah.. give she talk first.. and you are the leader.. shut be take profesional.. but i think you are not profesional...

Anonymous said...

as a rightful Malaysian..yes I'm happy with the present gov..and NOT so happy with the attitudes of these kicap and tau fo fah who are at the moment cries injustice while in truth they fill up tonnes of monies at the expense of other races..your foul mouthed your type of democracy..but do u really understand what that means?? I do say..go back to your country where u belongs..we don't need u all..

Anonymous said...

budak kicap ni sepatutnye berterimakasih kerana masih dibenarkan bercakap walaupun sesi soal jawab dah selesai..kalau aku memang kena maki ler..memang tak perlu respect pun..NO MANNERS..aku ada kat situ..

Anonymous said...

setuju komen anon diatas..minah kicap tu takdak akai..ada ke patut pendidikan percuma yang dia nak timbulkan? ingat senang ke buat ??? bodo minah ni..memang anak didik ambiga pariah ni..

Anonymous said...

yes..Malaysia do have problems...but siapa punya keje? judi arak along bukan cina ke ramai?? aku lagi setuju kaum pendatang ni balik negara asal..menyampah!!

Anonymous said...

she ask us nt to compare with other countries but she compared us to animals..
another statement you hv the very least pendidikan....the diff btwn u n me is an o lvl and a degree.. wrong sharifah....how cn an o lvl student enter uni? its a levels at least...so now lets see who has the very least pendikan here..?

Anonymous said...

Somebody is a racist here..