Monday, February 26, 2007


AKOK Up. Puns and inferences intended.

The Malaysian Censorship Board, in their infinite wisdom, have banned Apa Khabar Orang Kampung (AKOK) by filmmaker Amir Muhammad. The board had also banned Amir's other movie The Last Communist.

It would appear that the board, government-appointed moral guardians and known as C-Section within the Home Ministry (We wonder why? Must be the scissor-happy hands that they seem to have in cutting up movies!) have a bias against other views of Malaysian history.

We wonder why? This is the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's Merdeka and we want to know or at least watch, listen or read all records and views of our road to independence. Not just the official history written by the powers-that-be.

Or is that too much to ask? Or to do?

Is this thought-control? Just like the official sort of puritanical Islam that we have to practise? Or to fly the flag - which they have named Jalur Gemilang - in the run-up to Merdeka? Or to continue to vote for development and progress and all that corruption it comes along with?

No. We think otherwise.

We say No to this cock-up.

1 comment:

Mydeen Aboo Backer said...

Mydeen thinks that covering our cocks up doesn't hide the fact that it is there. They do crow in the mornings now, you know. As for those parroting the coverup, they'd be better off ducking the inquiring public.