RTM Will Not Telecast Parliamentary Proceedings Live - Until MPs Learn To Behave Perhaps?
However what I found intriguing were the reasons given for this reluctance to 'bare all.' Lord Zam explained that the decision was made in the 'interest of safeguarding harmony' in the country because besides the high cost involved, the people would surely not be able to accept the behaviour of the MPs and the conduct of the proceedings which had political and racial intonations.
Seriously, that statement gives the impression that the hallowed halls of Parliament are teeming with racists of every bent with a proclivity to tear the 'harmony' of the nation into tiny shreds every time they open their mouth and speak in the Dewan! That they might even perform a few tricks we naively associate only with lesser primates may be an unmentioned cause which adds to the reluctance of the government. Since the opposition, to quote the minister, has been 'constantly' requesting the telecasts, it can also be reasonably inferred that they have nothing to hide and therefore racist blabber and political circus clown acts must be the sole monopoly of Barisan MPs. Not surprising if you think of the badut2 in attendance these days.
Lord Zam further sermonized that "the time has not come for RTM to telecast the parliamentary proceedings live because our society has not attained a mental maturity where it is insensitive to racial issues!" Either that or some of our elected reps have the mental capacity and maturity of 4-year-olds and therefore cannot be unnecessarily exposed to the real world as the clownish cretins with racist leanings they are.
Why should the government prevent us from viewing the goings-on behind closed doors? Or are they shielding these reps and their antics from us? In which case at least for the next General Election, Barisan should ensure that only quality be the overriding criteria for selection of potential MPs. This current batch, especially from Umno are a terrible embarrassment.
Zam did make several good points though; He reminded the young generation to prepare to become future leaders who were acceptable to the multiracial society in the country. The young generation, he said, must be broad-minded, rational and open-minded because the country's history had never shown that the quality of leadership was focused on the strength of just one race.
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