Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Here we go again...

This morning as I was doing my environmental scanning I came across this article about the The Malaysian Artistes Association (Seniman) chairman complaining about Shar Rukh Khan (he is so gorgeous!) being conferred the Datukship during the 70th birthday of the Yang Di-Pertua of Malacca. He continues on saying that he does not deserve to such award and that many Malaysian especially the local artistes are well deserving then the good looking Indian actor. Well, you know what, he is probably right but at the same time why should Datukship be given to artistes? Like I mentioned before, why can't there be like in the west where there are special awards for artistes, singers, sportsmen/women etc. In the west, you'll find Grammy Award, Oscar Award, Music Award, Nobel Prize Award and many others. All prestige awards given to well deserving people in the right field. Unfortunately, perhaps we Malaysians are not creative enough or too lazy to come out with such awards...or probably we don't have the budget to do so? If it's budget or financial standing is the culprit, am sure there are plenty of sponsors who would be willing to part with their money and able to claim nontaxable income....the sponsors don't have to be local organizations...am sure there are foreign organizations that maybe willing to do so...it is just the matter of getting things organize....like they say, if there's a will there's a way isn't it? Anyway, if the Seniman chairman thinks that the local artistes deserve awards why not organize a special award especially for our local artistes..why wait for Datukship as recognition...besides Datukship is not an appropriate title to be given to actors/actresses as mentioned in my previous entry...I just wonder why can't we have our own initiative rather than waiting for someone else to do things for us...maybe that is why we are lacking behind in almost everything coz we are so lay back and always the follower never the leader...sad but it is true...just my 2 cents worth on this Tuesday morning...

3 comments:

hannie said...

Ya, I totally agree with you. The government should have another ways in giving thanks to these people. To me a Datuk means someone who has contributed majorly to the community and his/her country/states, plus he/she is a good example for our young generation. Even after getting the datukship, they should be a good citizen instead of some that involve in giving bad comments on other races, involve in "rasuah" or even worse cases.
The first thing came into my mind if I hear that some datuk get caught in crimes, I would said "call yourself a datuk, you don't deserve to have that title."

Aunty J said...

Hannie:
Well said and I second you!

bZbee said...

Every Datukship comes with a price...i wonder what did Shah Rukh Khan did to have earn this title??...even local malaysian pays up to 50K for a Datukship....