My Loyalty to My Country

screenshot_01Let me start this blogpost by quoting a quote that I always quoted in my blog.

Politics are fickle, they change with timesSo long as we remain loyal to our countries, soldiers (citizens – for this case) like us need nothing to believe in.

It is the saying of Naked Snake/Big Boss.

From the latest AFF Suzuki Cup, Indonesia with their sheer number of Twitteratis, a land full of Blackberry, twitted #malaysiacheatlaser and Hate Malaysia until it become the trending topic in Twitter-verse. Much come to worst, covered in several blogs, including Gizmodo. At first, Gizmodo writings were one sided. I’ve found a video thanks to my friend Munzir that found the official Youtube video from AFF Suzuki Cup, clearly showing how Malaysian goalkeeper being lasered during the first match and lost 5-1 to indonesia.

So I decided to email the author, Jack Loftus. Inside the spoiler below are my email to them

tekong email to gizmodo

Hi Jack Loftus.

I’m Ikhwan Nazri from Malaysia. Regarding your post, I would like to show you the video of the first match before AFF Suzuki Cup Final. Previously on the first leg of the competition, Indonesia has beaten Malaysia 5-1 at Jakarta, Indonesia and they have been using lasers as well

here is the proof, source video recording from Official AFF Suzuki Cup Youtube

Please see 4:05. You can see clearly green marks at Malaysian goalkeeper face. We shamefully lost 5-1.

Another previous news read you must read is here.

anyway. You can also read the news piece originated from Indonesia, and using the Google Translate will help.

The news piece simply said by Indonesian journalist: Indonesia Losing Not Because Laser.

I think it is pretty understandable for these die-hard fans to give back what they receive. Lasers. While I didn’t condone the act, I believe there’s always another side of story. And also, Indonesia can really just make things and tweets trending, because they have the volumes.

Thanks and best regards,

Good thing is, they updated the post to include that video, and stated ‘both sides are guilty’ 🙂

I’m such an avenger. but I’m not done there yet.

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Dec 2010