Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim today said the “Undilah” video was unsuitable for broadcast as it contains “subliminal messages” aimed at influencing viewers.
According to Bernama, the Umno minister said the clip, a 4.38-minute He did not name the groups. service announcement urging Malaysians to vote, may offend to certain groups.
He added the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which reports to his ministry, had pulled the clip off the air but said the Home Ministry would make the final decision on whether to allow the clip to be aired on television.
“LPF (Film Censorship Board) does not come under my ministry but the Home Ministry, which will make a decision whether the clip can be shown,” he was quoted as saying to reporters after opening an arts appreciation programme in Pasir Salak near here today.
The MCMC had explained on the weekend that the video, produced by musician Pete Teo, was temporarily taken off the air as it was yet to receive approval from the LPF.
It however described the order as “normal practice” and said the decision had nothing to do with the clip’s contents.
--Undilah video offensive says Rais (The Malaysian Insider)
Twitterverse is again on the buzz where more people and tweets go whacking Rais Yatim to kingdom come. It has been common knowledge of those guys out there that this man is a senile old man and well, even some of them have stated the desire of having him out of the Cabinet, if there is a reshuffle or if there is a new BN cabinet lineup after GE 13.
I don't really understand how he gets information that "people don't like Undilah". It is a statement that baffles the logic. In fact, it is high likely that he must have been wrongly advised.
Then again, Rais has been vilified by many people including the tech-savvy people and youngsters because of his senile believes. Internet filtering, Facebook, e-mail negative comments have all been given brickbats from everyone. In fact, since Rais personally refused to sign the additional funding for Namewee's Nasi Lemak 2.0, Namewee had to do and film his movie in less than 1 million and in 3 weeks. Were there were additional funding, there would be more time and utilities to do the film properly.
How senile can he be?
This screenshot shows the trend of people whacking Rais Yatim kingdom come. In other words? It's a "middle finger" for the old man. Some of my friends do went further and suggested that the bugger dropped from the cabinet post. Hey, everyone calls him a dinosaur. Even many of us see the picture of him of the "apologist" manner to Pak Lah a few years ago.
Actually, you can use common sense. It's just to tell everyone of the responsibility to vote. Secondly, if it is going to be PR-partisan, they won't have call Wee Ka Siong or Rosnah or Ku Li to be in the video. If Rais says anti-BN, then maybe he got it wrong. Does he really mean that to have people kept in the dark of the right can vote and not having the knowledge to do so? Sounds like "membodohkan orang Malaysia" ain't it so?
The numbers of people in response to his statement can keep on swelling and swelling. Perhaps he could end up in the same fate as Zainuddin Maidin sometime later.
"And I find this god damn arrogance offensive." (a tweet of him)