Even though it’s pretty much old news as it is. Just when you think that people just can’t push the “huh?” factor any higher. Malaysian Tourism Minister Tunku Adnan was quoted saying:
On International Women’s Day no less. You got to hand it to him. What a way to put your foot into your mouth in front of the whole world. Now doesn’t it make you wonder just who has been feeding him all of his current “understanding”? Please please let it be a guy who’s been living under a rock for the past few years because I’d hate to have it be someone who’s actually supposed to know a thing or three about the net.
You know what would really be something? This could be a plot to discredit bloggers because all he has to do is let all of us blog about what he allegedly said, then a few days later say something else and then we’d all come out looking like liars. When you think about it that way, it’s so diabolical that it’s sheer genius. Then again, that’s just me. I’m naturally paranoid.
Personally I don’t really care, because someone who has the grace to say something like that on print isn’t someone worth taking seriously. If Malaysians on top of the administrative chain insists on trying to piss people off by discrediting the technology oriented voters much less the women, I can tell you that they pretty much hit the nail on this one. How things play on from here depends on whether matters such as this remain solely on the net or whether people take to the street on this one.
You can’t really change anything when you sit down on your chairs all day and repeatedly call people stupid for something they said or did. Look how far that got the government or the people. So I’m just going to call it as it is and write it off as something that you’ll find in Malaysia. Something to be taken with a grain of salt.
So on the lighter note of things. You know what else would be something? Hypothetically if it’s true that all bloggers are liars. If a blogger blogs about how they have been lying all the time. Won’t that essentially be a lie? Then that would mean that the blogger was telling the truth. Which also means that the statement about the blogger lying would be true and the blogger is lying about the fact that he lies all the time…and so on.
Don’t you just love it when you play around with paradoxes?