Saturday, March 11, 2006
Malaysia- Land of the Endless Concerts and Awards
Those of us who live in Malaysia surely are well aware that in this land of ours, hardly a day goes by without us being assailed by the endless Concerts and Award Presentations that take place without stop by all the various broadcasting tv stations, radio stations, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Culture and even by the National Newspaper Groups!
Tonight , the PM and his entourage are at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre attending another exclusive red carpet occasion @ 'Malam Anugerah Seri Angkasa' .
This is an example of how the Government supports its Ministry of Hedonism in keeping the easily swayed and entertained masses distracted from looking at the serious problems plaguing the nation.
Malaysia our beloved land is either blessed or cursed to have such continuous concerts that surely cost lots of money to finance.
We are talking about live national tv coverage, costs of rental of the convention centre, costs incurred in all the glitterati, costs of the awards, prizes, costumes, wardrobe, props, advertising, sound equipment, lightings, fees, charges for all kinds of presenters, performers, musicians, etc!
Just try to figure out how much money these types of concerts and awards costs?
On the other hand, the same tv stations try to outdo each other in highlighting the plight of the dirt poor Malaysians living in squalid conditions, in the innermost villages of the Malaysian Peninsular or the jungles of Sabah and Sarawak!
All the money being splurged on these unnecessary concerts and awards so frequently would be better utilised to help those poor destitutes and vagrants!
Don't you think so?