Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Trailer Tale

Remember the "Undilah" trailer recently aired over Astro? (see trailer, one of many, here)

The video footage had a gaggle of personalities, from politican Tengku Razaleigh to thespian Adflin Shauki, author Dina Zaman, MP Khalid Samad, Air Asia head honcho Tony Fernandez and many many more (even that unpalatable rabblerouser Namewee was included),  exhorting the likes of you and I (especially the liat, "can't be bothered" ones, of course) to register as voters.

Fine and well, I say. After all the trailer is about persuading those among us who have yet to register as voters, to do so.

Frankly, I loathe those who have a lot to say about the state of governance in this country, but have never exercised their civic duty to help determine the future of our nation.

It's like a confirmed bachelor or lifelong spinster dishing out advice on how to raise children to exasperated parents of boisterous kids.
[For the record, I have been exercising my right as a voter without fail since the late '70s, right from the time I reached the age of consent to vote. But I digress...]

Among the many people featured holding aloft a placard/board proclaiming "Undilah" in the trailer is an old Malay woman (you can't really miss her; she's the only elderly Makcik in there).

I recognised her as a neighbour, a retired teacher, unmarried, who speaks with a thick Kedah slang and lives above us here at the condo.

I had been meaning to rib the pleasant, soft-spoken, diminutive former cikgu about it, but opportunity only presented itself this morning when we shared a lift ride.

Said she: "Ya, I have been told I appeared holding a card of some sort in the video. But you know, I never did although it was me alright."


"I was in a shop somewhere, Bangsar rasanya, when someone approached me suruh angkat tangan gitu, so I did lah. I didn't know they were going to edit a placard into it; not that it matters.."

So I said to her: "Waah, so trusting lah you, Auntie. What if they edit the video and put a board that says "Lesbian, and Loving It!" in your hand? Tak ker haru!" ...

She gave me a throaty scream.. what a sweet, sweet old lady... :-D


Kak Teh said...

hmmm , whatever happened to ethics?

Kama At-Tarawis said...

my sentiment, exactly..

luahfikiran said...


Kama At-Tarawis said...

insyaallah LF, kalau tiada aral saya sampai.

naniasda said...

My son belum daftar lagi sebagai pengundi,walaupun dah beberapa kali gesa dia utk daftar, umur baru mencapai 21...nampaknya akan rugi satu vote tak kiralah pro or not.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

nani - anak2 kak puteri pun baru last year daftar online, lepas berkali2 bagi lecture. i feel strongly about voting; tak kiralah nak vote apa dan siapa, janji undi.. itu kewajipan.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

OMC!!!! What a scream! That Makcik can also sue the producer of that trailer if she tak berkenan what???? purrr...meow!

ninotaziz said...

Oh I am so glad you spotted this, Kak Puteri.

Nothing escapes you!