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Malaysians are sexually kinky

Or at least that’s the picture in the head of some of the PAS Youth members. Yup, here we go again. Sigh.

I have missed most of the controversy surrounding Indonesians singer Inul (known for her supposedly-sexually stimulating dance moves) and the cancellation of a recent concert in Johor. Now, she is due to perform at Bukit Jalil this Sunday and she made it to the newspapers again as Pas Youth will be present to hand out flyers telling anyone who watching it that they are sinners.

The NST quotes Federal Territory Pas Youth chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad as saying that her shows are quite obscene. Here is an excerpt:

He said her concerts were known to make the crowd go “wild sexually” and that this could lead to social problems.

“Once they go wild, some will resort to sex by the roadside. So it’s best that her concert does not go on,” he said.

I really don’t know if I should laugh or cry. I mean seriously, when was the last time you saw Malaysians having sex on the roadside. Sure, we have sex and average of 3-4 times a week (according to the Durex Sex Survey) but I’ve yet to see any exhibitionists around. Maybe it’s just my bad luck, and PAS Youth’s good luck?

This isn’t the first time though that Inul is facing such backlash. I recall reading before that she has similar problems back home in Indonesia. But she’s still persevering and has even came out with a song called Goyang Inul which she addressed her “seksi” image and “apologises” to “bapa-bapa, ibu-ibu, semua yang ada di sini (gentlemen, ladies and everyone present)”.

Truth be told, I’ve never watched her perform or any of her music videos until earlier and really, I don’t see the big fuss. How is her dancing different from the Middle-Eastern traditional dance of belly dancing or raqs sharqi (رقص شرقي; literally “oriental dance”) according to Wikipedia.

If that is the case, then PAS might as well also ask that all fitness centres and dance schools be shut down for teaching belly dancing (the costumes of which show hell of a lot more skin that what Inul showed during her recent KL concert in the video above – she was wearing pants and a long-sleeved top).

Heck, even Erra Fazira has gotten into “goyang” fever. There are two YouTube videos showing her singing Inul’s song, but she changed it to be called Goyang Erra.

The above video is quite funny, as there is a tudung-ed woman goyang-ing along, while this other one was performed in the presence of her mother-in-law.

As always, I’ll pass on PAS, thank you very much.

2.50pm Malaysian time (+8 GMT)

Discussion (5)

There are 5 responses to “Malaysians are sexually kinky”.

  1. Niki,

    While I agree with some of whats been said, there are some points that have been overlooked.

    First, I must point out that I am not advocating or backing any political party.

    Ok. The Belly Dance of the Middle East, did not start as an exhibition performance open to men. I don’t think PAS or any Muslim clerics have an issue with Inul’s Goyang or the Belly Dance. The issue is it being an exhibition performance to the public.

    Neither have clerics in the Middle East expressed consent to Belly Dance being performed publicly.

    I know of many women, wives and daughters of at least religious men who belly dance, but it is done in a way that is in line with the faith’s ideals.

    It makes a difference, no matter how little (to the view of some of us), whether it is at a gym, dancing class, or a performance such as Inul’s. I’m not saying one is ok and the other is not. What I’m saying is, it can’t be equated.

    Also, I think the scope extends to beyond just what a person wears and/or what the person does. One could cover up all one could want, but I suppose the act and behaviour are factored in as well.

    The tudung clad woman doing it, does not represent the majority (obviously) and not the ideals of her faith. The misact of a Catholic Priest in Australia should not represent Catholicism either. Regionally or as whole.

    And the mother-in-law part, that’s what she does. It don’t make it right.

    But yes agreed if said Pas is threading abit loose here.

    *I know you already know some of the things I say here and don’t need to spell it out. But I fear that it might be misconstrued by some readers.

  2. SJ responded:

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    Sometimes, when I have a bad day or I feel down in any ways, I just come here and laugh at these people…

  3. sometimes they over-react and it reflected that these kind of people are very shallow-minded..

    by the way, bapa-bapa and ibu ibu are not fathers and mothers..in Indonesian slang Bapa is Mr/Sir and Ibu is Mrs/Madam..

  4. Zain: Thanks for pointing out those points above. There was no intention at all at passing religious judgement, although I must admit that I was being a little bit naughty in my phrasing with relations to the Middle East which can be read as insinuations.

    That said, I stand by my post in that I feel that PAS is, IMHO, as usual politicking in the name of religious. Granted, they are allowed to make public their beliefs but surely, the same allowance have to be made for others who want to enjoy the performances as well.

    And I think I would have a bit more respect for them if they come out and explain how such actions are against their beliefs, as opposed to using stupid excuses like, it leads people to have wild sex.

    Besides, we live in a secular country in a contemporary world – or at least I’d like to believe so.

    Yatz: Thanks for the correction, I have since changed it. I should have known, but the reference just flew over me when I was writing the post. Thanks.

  5. Geez. These guys never stop thinking about sex, do they.

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