Monday, November 06, 2006

Let's Talk About Sex

Leaders slam newspaper’s article on sex - The Star, 6th Nov 2006

  • Several ministers and Umno leaders have condemned a newspaper for running a feature on sex with explicit details.
  • Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Weekend Mail had gone overboard with its feature on sex.
  • “I received endless calls and SMS over the articles. The media going overboard in exploiting sex will only worsen our social problems,” he said in his speech when launching the FT Umno Convention yesterday.
  • Najib said the newspaper should not have carried such articles that “elaborate in detail” sex positions just to make profit at the expense of public interest.

I have not seen a copy of the Weekend Mail but I do not understand how is it by elaborating various sex positions in detail would worsen our social problems. It is supposed to enhance the pleasure during love making and it takes a lot more than just "have sex" to make good things happen. Love making is a subject, and we need to gain knowledge to perfect it, and also learn to appreciate it. Don't treat your wife or girlfriend as a baby making machine!

If you can't hold your "nafsu" against an "uncovered meat", don't blame the newspaper. They didn't instigate you to commit a crime but only teach you how to make love, right?

Maybe we should stop teaching chemistry in our school, it turns us into a bomb-making "terrorist".

Malaysia fights looming AIDS epidemic - Reuters, 24th Oct 2006

  • Malaysia, a conservative, mainly Muslim country, has some of the world's toughest anti-drugs laws. But the HIV virus is spreading rapidly due to illegal drug use and a lack of sex education, raising fears of an epidemic.
  • Delivering a loud wake-up call to the government, the World Health Organisation warned last year that Malaysia was on the brink of an HIV epidemic.
  • About 60 percent of those believed to have HIV were Malays -- the largest and most religiously conservative of Malaysia's ethnic groups.
  • Kuala Lumpur -- which started in the mid-19th century as a tin settlement with brothels, gambling booths and opium dens -- is packed with clubs brimming with drugs and alcohol but is also a place where kissing and hugging are forbidden in public parks.
  • With no sex education at schools, some youths believe that HIV can be transmitted by mosquitoes, fleas or bedbugs.
  • Religious leaders are deeply opposed to the distribution of free needles and condoms."(It) will encourage people to have free sex. We must address the root of the problem," said Ahmad Awang, a spokesman at the Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), the country's largest Islamic opposition party.

How ironic when the author mentioned that KL "is packed with clubs brimming with drugs and alcohol but is also a place where kissing and hugging are forbidden in public parks". Thailand has been a successful example of curbing AIDS through education, something must be wrong in our system when the number of HIV patients have grown exponentially. Blaming game and closing doors are not the ultimate solutions to the problem. So shall we continue the chemistry class?


At 4:19 PM, Blogger Ausman said...

I agree with your view on how Malaysia authorities looking at sex... No wonder we are on the brink of HIV epedemic. Good observation.

At 7:27 PM, Blogger Maverick SM said...

The govt wanted to teach sex education in schools. With that, the school children will be discussing sexual issues with the teachers and their schoolmates.

However, if the media is not able to disseminate sexual information and knowledge, aren't this paradoxical?

At 9:21 AM, Blogger O2Deprivation said...

Shutting the doors is not the solution because we are in a cyber era now and there is no way that you can shut the information from flowing in. Instead of re-directing them to the wrong sources, we should encourage open discussion and explicit teachings to help them differentiate the rights and the wrongs.

At 11:03 AM, Blogger seefei said...

have you bought your issue of "love airwaves", little dot first sex magazine? i got one but still in wrap tucked somewhere in the car.

if lil dot got malay mail, no need to waste money on sex mag!

muahahah.... malaysian dont know how lucky they are!


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