Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Lulu Wishes The M'sian Government Would Show As Much Compassion To Their Own Local Citizens

as they would this young lady whom Lulu is quite sure is not a Malaysian.
[Malaysian citizenship is given to children born abroad only if the father is Malaysian. In this case, her mother is the Malaysian, whereas her father is Pakistani, and she was born in the UK]
and here we are, coming up with a "Save Sufiah Programme" programme.
What next? "Save Michael Jackson Programme"?

In Malaysia, charity bodies often have to raise funds on their own as the government grants are not sufficient to cover their expenses.
Take care of your own backyard. Orphanages, old folks home, women's shelter, soup kitchens. Lorong Haji Taib, back lanes of Petaling Street. Take your pick.

The kind of help that Sufiah needs would be from friends and people who genuinely care for her. Not from those who parachute down and tell her to insaf and taubat.

30 comments:

hew said...

As usual more idiocy. I would rather they save Dutch Lady from ignorant supermarkets who think it's Dutch... roll eyes.

veritas said...

Oooo scathing.

I like!

denzook said...

she's a muslim anyway, and muslims are brothers/sisters to each other.......

you're being jealous for malaysians to pour help to smartie like her ....

i remembered the menteri pendidkan even sponsor her to oxford long ago, what a good investment.....

ycg said...

I agree with Lulu. There are so many ppl that need the government's help, but they did not do so. so many of our own rakyat being forced to prostitute in Malaysia, why no help? why does the government pay more attention on this woman? is it because she is once brilliant? I find it morally wrong to segragate ppl in this manner...so wrong.

kaki.ayam said...

lulu, check this out and tell me if you see anything wrong with the language (assuming you have watched Fitna) -

http://www.mydin.com.my/mydin/catalog/exchange/c150.html

Anonymous said...

Same ppl same mentality.There are no prostitutes in Msia, oops I mean it's alright to be a prostitute in Msia.

Anonymous said...

Sofiah! why help her? Yes she needs help..but not of the hypocritical kind that originates from here. It might have been better if the Minister had said that he will go bring her here and get her married to his son or something assuming she is willing to.

kittykat46 said...

Some folks looking for an excuse to go on a shopping trip in London, ah...

team bsg said...

shall we start a fund to rescue and take care of all the oldie pros in Batu Road , KL too . We are sure they need our help to supplement their hard-earned ill gotten gains ?

Anonymous said...

u know...its really no good to bash on kind act....but...

they think they can cheat white ppl when they cant even cheat us?

col me a bitch to say dis

"what an attention seeker!"

Anonymous said...

Problem is, will they come up with this same programme to save Suffiah, if Suffiah is Soo Fee or Sothi?

myop101 said...

i wonder, did anyone actually ask suffiah if she likes what she is doing? perhaps she chose this profession as she doesn't like office work? yes, we can all tell her it is morally wrong and all that but how are we to explain on (to name a few):

Altantuya case?
PKFZ case?
Lina Joy's case?
VK Lingam case?
ISA detainees' cases?

before we talk about reforming others, isn't our supposedly reform cabinet suppose to usher in reforms first?

tsk, tsk...

tahu aje menjaga tepi kain orang, kain sendiri koyak sebesar tapak tangan pula tak nampak langsung

Anonymous said...

Why this headline catch so much attention from our govt ? Come on, let the UK govt deal with it. Maybe I'm a selfish person but I think there is a lot of Malaysian need to be saved at the moment like those standing at the corner of Chow Kit, dark alley at Bukit Bintang, then ever rising of crimes with missing MALAYSIAN children. We taxpayer need to be saved as well as our money is being abused by those in power and oh! we REALLY need a HUMAN RIGHT protection to protect us from the immigrants who keep taking our job and send their money back to their own country.

kaki.ayam said...

myop101, i have to agree in part to anon 1:41 and I think your first sentence sounds mean to me.

whatever help that she may receive, I hope she will receive it. It does not matter if the initial objective was wrong (inappropriate) in the first place.

unless we are offering our helping hand to her, I don't think we should criticise others who does...

Death Note said...

chicken-leg,

1. "unless we are offering our helping hand to her, I don't think we should criticise others who does...
"

in general, and in the true sense,
(2. "People who insists that something can't be done, should not hinder others from attempting to do it.")
i very much agree.

but in this case...
3. "It does not matter if the initial objective was wrong (inappropriate) in the first place.
"

it basically means... there's not gonna be help at all!!
just a show!
like sammy vellu trying to "help" HINDRAF5 ... that's why we criticise.. 3. is totally different subject matter from 1. and 2.

kaki.ayam said...

death note, i would not want to go into unnecessary arguments with you on this. But I do find it funny that you could come out with point 2 and tell me that point 3 is different from point 1 and 2.

To say it simply, i have a simple mind and you are confusing me.

Whether it's a show or a drama, so long she benefitted from it, then by all means.

how can you be so sure that this 'show' will not be any help to her? heck, if hindraf 5 are released and samy claim credit for it, so what? I am ok with it, so long as the hindraf 5 agree to it, why not?

Anonymous said...

I expected this kind of reaction from our Govt. How they went out of the way to proclaimed her as a malaysian when she was accepted into Oxford. I am not against helping her but not the usual insaf and taubat kind, as you have correctly said. She needs genuine friends and relatives to help her.

Yi Gan said...

It happened in London.
A place of opportunity, an easy place to make a living,
And they have the best social care structure in place.
Anyone wiling to put in some effort will fnd it difficult to fall so low.
Yet she became a whore.
I can’t think of other reason.
Is it her preferred choice ? She choose to be one ?

What do we know about her ?
For that matter, Prime Minister Department, why are you so eager ?
Your department seem to have nothing better to do ?
After this GE12, there are so many shit for you to clean up.
You don’t seem to know your priority.

And she is not even a Malaysian.
So talking about she being a Muslim, and that of Muslim sisterhood.
Why do you have eye on her only.
There are million other Muslim prostitutes (Many in our backyard) out there.
These Muslim sisters can be found in the alleys of Chow Kit, Bukit Bintang etc..etc..
I never see your department springing into action to RESCUE them.
On the contrary, I have seen enforcement officers (Muslim Brothers) hassling them.

She has taken her choice to be a whore ?
Of course with your power, no one will stop you from rescuing her.
But be true Muslim, don’t rescue the beautiful and famous only.

Anonymous said...

Has she converted to Buddhism and taken the name of Shilpa Lee? If so, Zahid Hamidi would immediately demand that she pay back the money spent by the govt in sponsoring her studies in Oxford 10 years ago because according to the NEP, all non-malays are damn rich

Anonymous said...

A "Save Abdullah Programme" is more urgent because he is hanging for dear life from his detractors who are ganging up to unseat him

Anonymous said...

Dear Lulu

You are absolutely spot on!

My hubby is US and I was a Malaysian and they denied my son for dual citizenship. To hell with Malaysia, I am proud to be an American now!

myop101 said...

Dear kaki.ayam,

The thrust of my argument is suffiah's life has always been dictated from young. This very govt in fact offered her scholarship to study in university eventhough she is a non-Malaysian. Her dad has been known to be unduly strict. In some ways, her later year actions somehow is a reaction to the unnecessary intervention from all those who claim to care for her.

For once, is this really a help she needs? Just as someone who is sick, you don't need to give them pity. They may not even want your help because they, for their own reasons, felt they want to handle it alone.

In this instance, it is a reporter who went and make a story out of her life. Did she asked for it? No right? If she really wants Malaysia to help them, she could have easily ask. Afterall, she was a star in many people eyes here in M'sia thanks to the numerous publicity given.

To me, it matters to the person who receives it what the intention of the giver is. If this govt want to create a publicity stunt out of this whole affair, this only shows they care ultimately about themselves since they are the one who make a big fuss about her in the first place. Now, that someone else use to get a journalistic fame, our govt hands seemed to be tied and have to react.

Like what lulu is saying, is it really necessary given we have our own set of problems that remain unsolved and often swept under the carpet?

if what i said came out mean, it is because no one give her a 2 cent consideration into what she really wants to do. Offering aid, like feeding fish, is too tempting but often epitomise the failure of our paternalistic approach.

myop101 said...

dear kaki.ayam,

if this govt really cares for her, why didn't they implement a system to keep track of her development? to provide nurture and care when she ran away?

it is high time we recognise that our govt reactive attempts to do a PR control is found to be quite lacking.

tsk, tsk, tsk...

5xmom.com said...

From what I heard from a fellow Msian blogger who is counsellor, the UK welfare has done all they can to help Sufiah. I met the blogger when she came back to Malaysia the other day. It was before this was made public. But eheh, mana ada glamour macam our Save wateva programme, kan? They will ship a whole plane load to save. Hahaha. Really, idiots. (the one who thought of this 'noble' idea)

Anonymous said...

Just a ploy for some idiotic politician to gain political mileage.

She is an adult and she has a mind of her own. Nobody forces her to do it. Who can overnight change her mindset?

The only thing we can do is to offer her advice(provided she listen) and pray for her.

Anonymous said...

well kaki ayam...

at the same time they do dis kind act...they have indeed 'undo' many good act ..

and we shud always strive for the option tat reap the most effective (quality) n efficient (qty) results

there's a story in 1 episod of 'Yu Dan notes on Analects of Confucius" abt wats the most important thing 2 do in life? the answer: the most urgent matter at the most critical second at the nearest scene..

kaki.ayam said...

okay, okay.... i know where you guys are coming from...and i do agree with most of you...

but then again...

haiya...oklar...don't want to say anymore lar...i believe you guys also know where i am coming from lar...

good day ahead... :)

Anonymous said...

comments made by yi gan is, in my opinion, makes the best logical sense here. we need to go tackle the "rotten" grass roots

wits0 said...

Remember who coined the slogan about a "caring society"? Like "Rakan Muda", all vapourware.

Compassion only expresses itself as narrow and racist bathos at the official level, if and when it exists in Bolehland.

Anonymous said...

wonder if Msia Govt will still be supportive if Sufiah a
non-Muslim :-)