For the benefit of those who are not on my Facebook, here’s a few posts of mine on the dashed hope of Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei to secure a gold medal for the 2012 London Olympics. What really triggered the posts was the threat by a somebody who wanted to lodge a police report on YB M.Manoharan (DAP) for his “silly comments” on his own FB status regarding Chong Wei. The respond was numerous and is a good read. All for the love of sports? For the country? For unity? Manoharan’s side of the story can be read here: Manoharan gets brickbats over tweets on Chong Wei (107 comments so far!).

On my Facebook, it begin like this:

Yahooo ! No holiday & no baskin robbins, you greedy Malaysians. Hahah.

Oh, please. Unity is not in cheering for a badminton player and patriotism isn’t in showing support for your country. Urgh.

Some Malaysians ARE sick. Insecured. Mentally a mess. They can’t accept when in our reports (Malaysiakini) we say Chong Wei ‘failed’ to get the gold medal. Well, isn’t that the TRUTH? And some idiot wants to lodge a police report on YB Mano just for speaking his mind on the failed badminton Dato. Is that so wrong to use his own FB status to speak his mind? Must everyone follow the mentally crazy Malaysian psyche – collective madness – who needs a hero all the time to prop up their non-existent ego? In sports, the best man wins. and is called a hero. No apologies for that.

The REAL problem is Malaysians have no UNITY whatsoever, ain’t capable of getting one themselves; the politicians disUNITEs everyone and themselves so badly that they need sports to unite them? Hey, in sports we cheer the winners. We do not give excuses for failures. That is the only way to make winners out of failures. With the attitude we have, we’ll just have second class sportswomen and men. We deserve this.

ACCEPT the fact that people can be silly, stupid, moronic or whatever on their own FB status or twitter accounts. People can be romantic too like me and have no mood to post news updates since I already report and write them all days of my life. Don’t like it, don’t read. For YB Manoharan Malayalam, it is not like what he is saying is his policy statement or resolution or DAP’s referendum. It’s his feelings, the thing that the rest of us have. This is the good news: That they are people who really think differently from the rest. I detest more of those who speaks of this fake unity and misplaced heroism when it comes to sports. Who are they lying to if not themselves? Wake up! Some of us just like a good sporting game. And that is what sports are for. It is not a testament of a country’s unity or a test for its citizen’s patriotism. Also it’s not a political tool for BN or Pakatan Rakyat, get it?

Below are some of the comments I got on my posts:
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    • Susan Loone This is another idiot who thinks the world revolves around him and who thinks everyone must have the same mind.

      12 hours ago · Like · 2 ·
    • Bernard Cheah D truth, no matter how much it is sugar coated, is still d truth.Some ppl perhaps, can’t handle d truth.

      12 hours ago · Like · 1
    • Susan Loone If they can’t handle then go hit their own heads lah. But they want to lynch the messengers as well. urgh.
      12 hours ago · Like · 1
    • Johnny Ng In a spirit of good sportsmanship , the winner get to enjoy the thrill of victory , and the loser get the agony of defeat and move on…and we all should give both the winner and the loser the respect they deserves.
      12 hours ago · Unlike · 5
    • Yuki Choe Many Malaysians do not know how to accept the part of life of having failed and lose gracefully.
      12 hours ago via mobile · Like · 2
    • Chin-Huat Wong I dont appreciate Mano’s silly comments but police report for that? It is even sillier.
      12 hours ago via mobile · Unlike · 7
    • Ng Chee Yong I loathe people who drags politics into sports.So what if fans support their choice.Doesn’t mean we need to pledge blind allegiance just because one is Msian. And to me Rocky is yesterday ‘s news
      11 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1
    • Susan Loone That’s the word Ng Chee Yong – blind allegiance. We have lots of it.
      11 hours ago · Like · 2
    • Stanley Koh ‎”kiasu” mentality. Like in elections, winners and losers are the truthful event outcome and is the only fact and No face” being sensitive. But the Malaysian players tried their best anyway.No gold but the effort was there.
      10 hours ago · Unlike · 2
    • Yuki Choe Apologies for the incoming long rant, but I need to share this off my chest: I take nothing away from Lee Chong Wei’s achievements; however it ends when we go into hero worship mode to a person that only affects us emotionally and nothing more. Personally I consider the leaders that are fighting to prevent HIV/AIDS spread because it affects all of us, as true heroes. I would even mention my dear friends opposing oppression against LGBTs and women of all kinds, even those in the fight for animal rights and equality for all Malaysians even the orang aslis, as true heroes, because they relate back to our families and friends. They win life’s matches for humanity. Seriously people think. Whether Chong Wei won the gold, or not, it would not affect the vast majority of Malaysians. With all due respect to Datuk Lee, I would consider the people that come to my house with a large smelly truck to pick up my rubbish three times a week from my house, braving the sun and toxic contaminants while trying to survive on minimal wage, as bigger heroes than Datuk Lee would ever be. Some people are more fortunate and started with more privilege than others. Those who rise above it, are true heroes.
      10 hours ago · Edited · Unlike · 6
    • Susan Loone Wow, Yuki, you said it better than me ! 🙂
      10 hours ago · Like · 2
    • Kah Seng UMNO needs a hero to save their immorality.
      6 hours ago · Like
    • Stanley Koh ‎>Kah Seng. I agree. The answer: The devil.
      5 hours ago · Like
    • Jude Manickam ‎”Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped” – Elbert Hubbard. But I guess these dungus won’t understand that either!
      5 hours ago · Like
    • Pejo Ung In this country, they do not tolerate differing views nor allow the people with freedom to express themselves. Anything that you do which is not to their liking, well be prepared to face their music.
      4 hours ago via mobile · Like · 1
    • Magima Raj Pragasam YB Mano should know that he is not only setting up himself to be whacked by BN and their spin doctors but also dragging along DAP and Pakatan Rakyat to be demonized as well. We don’t need this with the GE around the corner. After all, Lee Chong Wei made us all feel proud to be a Malaysian. I hope YB Mano appreciates that.
      4 hours ago · Like
    • Chin Lee · Friends with Richard Gui and 9 others

      In sports the winner doesn’t win all and the loser doesn’t loose all. Those who fight and loose will leave and come back to fight another day.

      4 minutes ago · Like

3 responses »

  1. wits0 says:

    Lin Dan, a better player beats LCW. Live with it lah.

    Hell no, it seems to some ppl! They must then proceed to start a Lilliputan War(of Swift’s Gulliver Travels) where Lilliput and Blefuscu fought over how to open an egg for breakfast!

    Susan is right, it’s so darn ridiculous to associate artificial unity with sports! So cheap and shallow.

  2. June Huang says:

    Not sure about your subject. At least all of my friends were united and patriotic when we watched the match yesterday. If you are talking about the nation in general it’s a different story and better be clear about it. The silly tweets are pretty silly too to be honest. He implied modern people have tattoos. I am modern and I don’t want any tattoo ever.

  3. yeoh san nee says:

    Nothing wrong with Manoharan’s comments on Lee Chong Wei’s loss. He has his own say. It is the interpretation of others that is really sickening.

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