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.

I also created a twibbon since I saw @abinesh twibbon too but didn’t quite like the badge design. You can check my #harimaumalaya twibbon here and use it inside your Facebook or Twitter avatar. To the date of this blogpost was written, #harimaumalaya have 95 supporters.

With those two puny contributions to country, I would say, I kinda loyal to my country. I guess Zahid Hamidi cannot say that Non-Malays are less patriotic. This is because there’s also non-malay twitteratis who twitted back in defense to our country. While tweeting itself may can’t be compared to be killed during war, at least, it is a sign, that everyone of us, citizen, have small pride and love to our country, Malaysia.

again, as long we remain loyal to our countries, we need nothing (including you BN/PAS/PKR) to believe in.

And lastly, you know, I’m a fan of meme so I created two stuff

Horatio response to #indonesia-ns lasers Don’t forget to support #harimaumalaya by having avatar overlay here

And also

Both picture available in my tumblr. I mean, come on Indonesian’s, if you can make us trending for bad reasons, I have my own reasons to make pictures above :p

Let’s chill. I have Javanese bloodline and thus, I’m 1/8 indonesian too. Jom makan tempe.

UPDATE 31/12/2010

Since Malaysian won the AFF Suzuki Cup, here’s the continuation of the joke above


Dec 2010

3 Responses to : My Loyalty to My Country

  1. Amal says:

    hahah I like the last picture

  2. syia says:

    Uiks.. br tau mlysia punye goal keeper pun nah kene laser

  3. tekong says:

    baru korang tau ye :p

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