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Cool Hand Luke
17-05-2004, 10:39 AM
The Star Online (17th May 2004)

Shahrizat supports warning given to Astro

Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil supports the warning by the Information Ministry to Astro that its licence would be reviewed if it failed to re-examine its programme content for having excessive violence and sex.

The Women, Family and Community Development Minister said it was high time Astro come under fire for screening shows with excessive violence and sex.

“Syabas to Kadir for daring to take action,” she said after closing a parenting seminar organised by Bertam Indah Umno branch in collaboration with Bertam assemblyman’s service centre and State Population and Family Development Board at Dewan Milenium here.

“It is true that people, especially youngsters, tend to be influenced by sexual violence and crimes screened on television,” said Shahrizat. She added that the youngsters exposed to such elements right from their formative years might feel that violence and sexual crimes were normal.


17-05-2004, 10:50 AM
So, let's all blame tv stations, magazines and what have you not for everything bad that happens around us. Of course UPBRINGING should not be blamed but let's blame others. And when our kids grow up, they'll be like jakuns in front of the rest.

Syabas. We have proven once again to think with our head!!


17-05-2004, 04:35 PM
These statements reveal one serious problem with the policy formation in our country. Lots of these people, and now also the Information Ministry, make statements based on pure assumptions, which frequently are but spurious and flimsy prejudices.

Where are the statistics to prove that cable TV watching leads to crime?

Why not do an impartial and professional investigation which would compare the crime statistics among youth with access to Astro with youth who do not have access to Astro.

I would not be surprised if such an investigation would show exactly the opposite; that youth without access to Astro have a higher crime rate. This difference can rather be explained by family income level and education (or rather lack of).

Furthermore, a professional investigation should also look into other demographic factors; including poverty, racial isolation, polygamy, lack of state support for hobbies/sports etc.

18-05-2004, 02:50 AM
Hi Isarahim:) - They are blaming Astro now?...for rising Crimes, Sex offences and Violence? What would they be thinking of to blame then for mat lepak, mat rempit, mat judi haram, mat mahsiat(?spelling), or which ever they used to describe the 'lost' souls, n 'happy' ghosts, playing 'docs n nurses' on the streetcorners, n 'under' bridges 'medical' facilities? NTV7? Channel 8 or 9? Internet Accesses?:rolleyes:

On the last 'episode' of Edisi Siasat, NTV7 did emphasize that the majority of these 'troubled' youngsters - 'kebanyakannya adalah dari bangsa Melayu'. Orchi could guess also that could be like being comparing to the population ratios amongst the majority of Malays, to the lessor Chinese, n Indians races.

However, Orchi thinks that could be, the root of the trouble is mainly caused by them being 'neglected' by parents plagued by having poligamy issues or broken marriages, more so than the others that you also mentioned as the 'direct or indirect' causes.

18-05-2004, 09:53 AM
External influences are numeral in this new age and we cannot deny the fact that young and old alike are not spared from such influences that are happening today.

It all boils down to the smallest unit of a family.
Parents must understand the role they play in the family
"Corn must produce corn, nettles produce nettles"
and the topic on Parenting is wide.

Therefore, blame no one but yourself. The choice is yours, but circumstances cannot be spared. One very clear example that i have always quoted is "Look into the mirror and see whose face is on the mirror."

18-05-2004, 02:57 PM
janelim - shades of Jacko's "Man In The Mirror"?

All this while thot that our censorship board is always on its toe but, maybe, not on astro? Heard a true story abt censorship at RTM a long time ago...

An English show was screened with lots of uncensored "F" words. When the lady was asked why she didn't censored these words, she replied "Apa itu makna F***?"

From that time onwards, only people with working knowledge of the associated languages were assigned to "censor" the related shows.