Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Penang Perverts

Yes, some people just have to open their mouths to prove their stupidity.

Like the Penang Perverts, from Penang Municipal Council president Abu Bakar Hassan who claimed over the weekend that a technician would not have focussed a council meeting room closed-circuit-television camera (CCTV) on a journalist if her attire was not sexy to the said technician who claimed the camera could not point any other way.

And as part of his immediate solution, a dress code would be drawn up for media personnel who have assignments at the council offices.

This came about after New Straits Times journalist Melissa Darlyne Chow, 23, alleged that the CCTV operator in the control room had outraged her modesty by focussing the camera on her thighs during a council meeting on November 10.

That these perverts should apologise and action taken against them is already obvious.

That they are not even considering this is sickening and disgusting.

And a sad reflection on the mindset and mentality of those in the civil service, underlining how uncivilised and prurient they actually are.

And to think that the government actually banned the Weekend Mail for just writing about sex.

Will the sense of outrage lead to anything? One can only wonder! Or take action in the next general elections to vote in those who can promise local council elections!

Why? Because if unelected officials - who apparently are qualified to run local councils - can think in such prurient and sexist ways, why not elect unqualified people who can at least be booted out if they screw up.

At least we know that our taxpayers' money is better used than funding private entertainment for perverts wanking over what they see on screen and to pay the salaries of those who think the problem is an unclear dress code rather than a dirty mind.

Also, why is the council meeting room equipped with CCTV? Is it to monitor possible crimes or to relay the meetings to the world wide web?

What is the channel - is it like the one above? Will we get to view the next meeting or will we just get to something that will only be described to us inadequately and unimaginably by the Weekend Mail.

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