Try to imagine yourself as a foreign national , perhaps a US , UK, European citizen or from the dozens of Asian/Pacific countries- Korea, China, HK, Japan , Australia or Thailand among a few….reading these phrases and what impression it will form of Malaysia.
So easy to twist phrases to reflect badly on the Malaysian establishment because most of it is based on the truth with an added spin of sensationalism.
A mother was detained and questioned by the police for taking pictures of her child and other non fasting children being told to hide in a shower room to eat out of deference for fasting children and concerns that eating in front of them may be an unnecessary temptation.
A couple was denied bail and sent to prison for posting photos of themselves online having pork for a meal , touching on the religious sensitivities of the marjority who refuse to pardon them despite a very public apology.
A young woman and few others was detained and questioned by police for posting and exchanging irreverent remarks on their FB account against the King.
A compassionate animal caregiver was detained by the police for few days because she posted a You Tube video demonstrating dogs are lovable creatures but was done in a way deemed offensive to religion.
a respected artist work is removed from being exhibited because the online watchdogs policing the internet (pro goverment bloggers) deems there are elements in the art that is offensive to religious sensitivities and also because it mocks an American former president .
A movie allegedly glorifying communism was temporarily banned despite getting approval initially from the relevant Goverment departments because the online moral police ( pro goverment bloggers ) and some goverment ministers say so.
The movie portraying the Chinese as being mainly responsible for a racial clash during the year 1969 and the DAP political party as villains associated with communist was largely acknowledged as based on accurate factual research.
A singaporean was arrested and jailed a few days because he allowed the use of a muslim prayer hall in his private resort property in Johor, as a meditation hall for buddhist , since there was no alternative and it was deemed as a religious insult for doing so.
4 malaysian muslim women were banned from participating in a international beauty pageant and also given strict warning to not even attend the pageant in their personal capacity lest they face consequences.
Cabinet minister rebuked in public by his colleagues and resignation demanded for questioning the fatal shooting of 5 suspected criminals by the police and whether the killings were justifiable. .
2 highly controversial murder suspects set free by the courts in a internationally infamous case of the murder of a foreign woman in Malaysia despite cautioned statements made and witnessed by the police that had described how/where the killing was done, almost verging on a confession..