Tuesday, January 19, 2010

#yorais Hitting The Top Charts

First of all, I would like to say that I'm not really following the politics of Malaysia that closely nor am I following much of the news. You can say that I am in a world of my own. However there was this incident recently, where by one of the ministers of Malaysia said this:
"We are not saying that they cannot use Facebook or Twitter but when using such facilities they must upkeep the values taught by Islam, Buddhism or Christianity to maintain our culture."
He is non other than Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

facebook and twitter not safe

Views of politicians not being accepted by the public is something we possibly see most of the time. This time the ones taking the blame is Facebook and Twitter. Two of the most famous social media networks out there.

He added that, "We must be strong in our believes and culture because the identity and image of our country depends on us."

I don't really understand this statement. Can social media networks actually change our culture and our identity as Malaysians? I'll leave this to you.

So anyways, with what he just said, this has caused an uproar in the online world. Blog posts were publised, Facebook statuses updated and Tweets tweeted, all denying and objecting his statement.

trending topics in twitter 2

Today, a new trending topic in Twitter has emerged. Search the hashtag #yorais to find out for yourself., you  might have a good laugh. As I am typing this, it is ranked 5th place in the Trending Topics of Twitter. The highest it went was 3rd place, if I'm not mistaken.

twitter trending topics

So, what are your thoughts on this? Are we really losing our minds and falling into the traps of Americans?

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Jard The Great said...

that's my minister.. ahaha.. and this is totally ABSURD!!!!!

Jard The Great said...

i mean him saying tht twitter and facebook will degrade our virtues.. how stupid are we? ehehe..

cj'alhafiz said...

without all this techs our society is already rotten man... prostitution, remp-it etc..etc.....
we can't put the blame on all this techs...
but we've to take the advantages, these techs...to make things right...

Xiaopei said...

We can't accept those politicians views so they blame on Facebook and Twitter. How funny!

FB and Twitter are just another communication media for us.

I don't think they have to do with their AWESOME views?


Nic Da Nic said...

Well, politics,
I need to see in another perspective where, if those words were HARMING the unity of the races in our country.Yeah, I support him.

But the problem is, I don't really understand what's the meaning by upkeep the values taught by Islam,Buddhism or Christianity to maintain OUR "CULTURE".

If facebook and twitter can harm our culture easily, means the culture in Malaysia is damn fragile.He should do something about it.- and not just blame the twittery BIRD and The Book with the face on it.

Supia Chao said...

Again this issue. I think he is just trying to be popular. that pity man got so little fans at fb and now he get all the fame at twitter. OMG! Is this what he up to?

Stefanie said...

Ahhh, I don't know about the politics. Only good in finance. :D

kakchik said...

my answer to your Q is NO. No reason needed.

~eRiC~ said...

no.. we are in fact falling in the world's best laughing stock ever with so many "funny" funny" things happened around the country...

Ninja Coffee said...

If u ask me, social media did change our culture. Not just malaysians, rather the world as a whole.
It does provide a platform for us to boast our ego. That is why ninjas who are in the bandwagon are more interested in short term friendship often lasting for no more than a year.


 Jıёyı . PıикaвёLŁ . Q`kiё . мё  said...

Imposssible asking people to stop using twitter, facebook all these society's entertainment. I personally don't care much about politics, malaysia always have loads of complains, this cannot that cannot .. duh.

Victor Tan said...

Most probably the Internet is all about budaya gaul bebas and lepak to him, I guess.

JohnJenin said...

now i understand the hoo haa behing #yorais posted by my colleague in FB. hehehe slow poke :P

Simon Seow said...

Really what Facebook and Twitter has to do with our culture. It is not like we're praying to Facebook and learning another culture from Twitter. Doesn't make any sense linking a durian and an apple together.

Brain Cell Killa said...

I'd like to hear what our PM, the Facebook user, would say about this..

Dylan Phuah said...

Jard The Great:
but seriously speaking there are really stupid people in our country.

how does techs be connected with prostitution and mat-rempits? hmm.
well, yeah it used be used as an advantage of course!

i wonder if they will every blame Friendster since it's taken over by a Malaysian company now.

Nic Da Nic:
to me, this issue is not that big of a problem. in fact, it's not a problem at all. there are lots of other serious problems in our country!

Supia Chao:

I'm not good at politics either.


Malaysia is a funny country isn't it. :D

Ninja Coffee:
I don't want to be friends with you. I'll never know when you will just dump me as you friend. XD

Jıёyı . PıикaвёLŁ . Q`kiё . мё:
sooner or later, everything we do also cannot. :S

Victor Tan:
that might be what he's thinking.

haha! i guess you're not on Twitter or Facebook that much?

Simon Seow:
Quote, "Praying to Facebook and leraning another culture from Twitter."

I LOL-ed at this!