Utter crock – that’s what I think about the lame excuse being given by Dr Rais, who said that, “The Undilah video clip is not suitable for broadcast because it contains material offensive to certain segments of society. The video clip also contains subliminal messages aimed at influencing the audience.”
Can I please say, what have you been smokin’ Rais my man?
It’s a Public Service Announcement. It is of course designed to influence the audience – to just take responsibility for the future of this country and vote. There’s nothing subliminal about it. It’s straight in your face. Only an idiot would not understand the meaning of the message.
It’s telling you to take the bull by its horns, take responsibility for your country, and to actually care about what happens to your country. Frakin’ vote!
Also, I think that it is probably one of the most well thought out videos – certainly much better than the super offensive and biased 8TV Aidil Fitri ads. The Undilah video involved many local artists, politicians from both sides of the fence, and even our most successful entrepreneur, also some random pakcik makcik.
If such a well done video, with the support of so many heavy weights (including Tengku Razaleigh, mind you), is banned from the airwaves, it just sends the message that proper videos are banned while offensive ones that do not promote a love for the country are aired.
Also, I’d really like to know who felt slighted by watching the video. I certainly know of a lot of people who are slighted by the banning of the video.
Watch if for yourself and tell me that it’s offensive.
PS: After watching it, if you have not registered to vote, download the forms from SPR, fill it, attach a copy of your IC and send them to me. Alternatively, just contact me and I’ll come pick up the forms from you at a convenient place.