Sorry this is a little out of sync with KLGTU but nevertheless, I just wanted to vent out this opinion>>
Its almost 50 years since we took Malaysian journalism into Malaysian hands. Why do picture editors or even newspaper editors themselves hold on to such artificial branding of our country’s image? (at the expense of our intelligence and cultural appreciation)
How does this picture promote greater national unity and cultural appreciation?!
It doesn’t really! – It merely exposes cultural tolerance, in one miserable picture (worse still, in a political driven function). It gives absolutely no respect to Deepavali itself and displays a superficial link to a supposed Malaysian pride in having a multicultural community. [view picture alternatives]
Please do note that we are not talking about national security here…its only a Deepavali celebration!