Respect Malacca CM's Objection To Virus Name And Change It To 'Rustam Parasite'
The things these idiots will object to! Read TheStar report first.
The state government is strongly against the name "Melaka Virus" being given to a new bat virus which causes respiratory illness in humans, as it is an insult to the state, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.
Mohd Ali said the state government would send an official letter of objection to the Health Ministry on this matter immediately.
"If it is already the official name for the virus, then we want the ministry to change that name and if it is already used overseas, we will also send a letter of objection to the usage of that name," said Mohd Ali added.
Mohd Ali urged the ministry to retract the use of the name immediately, adding it was "not a good name" and that the virus should just be named after the doctor or scientist who discovered it.
"Malacca is a good state, beautiful and peaceful, not the birthplace of diseases," said Mohd Ali after launching the Tok Moyang Lajis Badariah descendents memorial at Serkam here on Saturday.
***** Just who does this man think he is? Medical nomenclature cannot be changed time and again at the likes and dislikes of political viruses like him. What is so insulting about naming the virus after the state from which it was discovered? As it is Malacca has failed to find a place (and indirectly fame) in Unesco's world heritage list and he should be glad that at least now probably more people would come to know about the state.
Has the dreaded name Japanese Encephalitis ever prevented Rustam or his political brothers in Umno Melaka from 'geishaing' over to Japan now and then? So let us not entertain the petty tantrums of this sandiwara expert. If he still goes on making noise, then if possible, change the name to Rustam Parasite and be done with it. It's got a nice ring to it.
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