Saturday, September 29, 2007

I wonder...

I just watched Ahmadinejad's Question and Answer Session at Columbia University. From the Columbia President introducing him(which is quite nasty) to Ahmadinejad's own speech. It's an interesting session, I really like how he answers the questions posed. I wonder if we can ever have such freedom of speech. Our politicians are not able to stand such accusations or questions if it's posed to them. They like to hide behind what is said to be 'sensitive' issues instead of addressing them. We can never have such open discussions, coming from a local U, everything is politicized, the lecturers have to constantly remind their students that anything discussed in class should remain within the walls of the classroom.

How are we supposed to learn when there exists such constraints even if these forms of discussions are only for academic purposes- you know, broadening the student's mind. How are we supposed to breed students who think outside the box when you don't even allow them to think properly and freely even inside the box?

Funny how we are supporting the protests against the military right now in Myanmar, the message is LOUD and CLEAR, when we don't even allow our people to protest for what they think is right. Ermm... Batu Burok?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey i agree with you.But are we as a nation ready for such a blatant act of freedom?

Let the truth sting

Afifah said...

I dont think we're ready for such freedom-looking at how society in Malaysia is composed of. But at least, have a certain standard of freedom-especially in universities..

polka and spidey said...

oi! give up with the rm1,200 thing laa man, lame lame and lame (not really actually, just for the sake of making you stop doing it!) and hmm, what answer do you know peeps? hehehe

Azrul said...

wise man once said"never criticise this entity and then leave ur name AND PICTURE behind"