Monday, September 6, 2010

TV3 Hari Raya Aidilfitri TV Ad Was Banned? Wanna Know Why?

This is the very first time I heard a Hari Raya Aidilfitri TV advertisement was banned in Malaysia. Or perhaps there used to be more? I am sure you guys are quite aware about the controversial Hari Raya Aidilfitri advertisement by TV3 which was blasted because it is deemed to be too westernized, un-Islamic and Satanic! Gosh! Is the advertisement that terrible? Well...it depends on how you look at it though. A lot of Muslims in Malaysia is not happy at all with this advertisement and their voices forced TV3 to ban it.

TV3 2010 Hari Hari Raya Banned Commercial
Serious?

What's more? TV3 (was forced) apologized to the Muslims in Malaysia about the ad in their prime time news-Buletin Utama last night (5th September). It seems that the severity of this disputed Hari Raya Advertisement from TV3 has gone totally out of control. Thousands if not millions of Muslims in Malaysia vent their anger and "frustration" at TV3's website. Some even call for the banning of the whole TV3 station! Of course they are the "extremists"! Now let us look at why this Hari Raya Aidilfitri Ads from TV3 is banned shall we?


TV3 2010 Hari Raya Aidilfitri which was banned!

If this video is banned, you can download it HERE.

Let us decipher this 60 seconds TV3 Hari Raya Aidilfitri Ads. Altogether there 13 scenes which have been scrutinized. The following "translations" about the banned Hari Raya Ads were scourged across blogs, Facebook and Youtube. You are advised to continue reading the following contents at your own risk for SOME (NOT ALL) it MIGHT contains racist, blatant, reckless, idiotic and nonsense accusations regarding this banned Hari Raya TV Advertisement. Remember these are not fabricated by me. You have been warned though.

TV3 Banned Hari Raya Advertisement,TV3 Banned Hari Raya Aidilfitri Commercial
Scene 1: Little boy reading a "book"?

Scene 1
A boy was seen fiddling with the pages of his picture book in an old atap-roof-house with only a light bulb to illuminate his dark night.  There was a bird cage hanging just outside the old, ruined house beside the window.
~little Malay boy = the Malay people
~the book he was reading = a bible
~old atap-roof-house = the poverty (suffered by the Muslims)
~dark night = a very poor, barren Islam
~light bulb = illumination by Satan (Lucifer)
~bird cage = it symbolizes the entrapment of human in Islamic teaching
~the opened window = it depicts a doorway or an exit from poverty

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Scene 2: The red trishaw with the backdrop of Christmas tree and northern star?

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Scene 2: The inverted Jawi scripts?

Scene 2
In this scene you will be able to see a page where is a red trishaw (beca). Then you will notice a Christmas tree and the Northern stars. But before that...did you notice that the boy flipped over from a page (from right to left) which reads Jawi scripts which was inverted?
~Page with the picture = Bible (Christianity)
~Inverted Jawi scripts = Al-Quran was being insulted
~Red trishaw (beca) = akin to Santa Claus' sledge
~Northern Stars = the birth star of Horus (Egyptian Deity)
~Christmas tree = a symbol of paganism

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Scene 3: The glimmering lights from the book.

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"Come join Christianity!"
This is the POPE? You can't be serious.

Scene 3
In this scene, you will be able to see the emergence of glimmering stars from the red trishaw. At this juncture, the little boy is obviously very happy and excited with what he is seeing. These glimmering stars flew out of the  window, out from the old, ruined house and transformed into a red trishaw complete with those blinking lights.  Then an old man with snow white hair who is wearing a songkok. Then this old folk invited the little boy to hitch a ride on his red trishaw and leave that old, worn-out house.
~The glimmering stars = magic, luxury and modernity
~Old man with snow white hair = Pope (Leader of the worldwide Catholic Church)
~Invitation to hitch a ride on his trishaw = Invitation to join Christianity

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Scene 4: The little boy was accompanied by a girl. His sister?

Scene 4
The little Malay boy is seen slacking on the trishaw with another Malay girl (where did she come from). It is claimed that this scene shows that the Malay has been successfully defeated or ridiculed by the others.
~The little girl & little boy = the Malay in the country

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Scene 5: The illuminated Penang Bridge

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Scene 5: The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

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Scene 5: Our famous KLCC!

Scene 5
The red trishaw flew over to Teluk Intan (Perak), Penang and Kuala Lumpur. It is argued that these 3 destinations are the beginning of the so-called "illumination" by the Illuminati (aka Christianity? Not to be mistaken by the one is Angels & Demons). The landmarks in these 3 places (Penang Bridge, Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan and KLCC) were glowing when the trishaw flew past them.
~Pulau Penang (Penang Bridge) = The place where Illuminati was first established in Malaya.
~Perak (Teluk Intan Leaning Tower) = There is an "Illuminati" lodge here. And the commenter also claimed that the Rotary clubs are also part of the Illuminati.
~Kuala Lumpur (KLCC) = The capital of headquarter of Illuminati.

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Scene 6: How come suddenly there were two more kids on board?

Scene 6
Out of the sudden, another pair of little Malay boy and Malay girl joined them by hopping onto the red trishaw. They are portrayed to join the earlier pair to join...Christianity?
~Inclusion of the new little Malay boy and Malay girl = Apostasy of Islam (Murtad) is getting more widespread and it is welcomed.

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Scene 7: Come and join us. Let's have fun.

Scene 7
The red trishaw stopped in front of a luxurious, modern-looking condominium unit. Then another pair of Malay Children from this condominium joined them.
~Condominium = depicts the middle class or upper class of community. When the pair of kids from Condominium hopped onto the red trishaw, it shows that the "city" people have already begun to accept the boy from village. In other words, this simple scene here is claimed to show that by converting to Christianity, you will look cool and will be accepted by everyone.

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Scene 8: What? Both the girls are lesbians?

Scene 8
In this scene, a girl was hugging another girl from the back. And another boy was smiling cheekily beside them.
~The girls who were hugging each other = Lesbianism
~The boy who was smiling cheekily = He was ignored by the Lesbians. It shows that Lesbianism or gay-relationship is now widely accepted.

TV3 Banned Hari Raya Advertisement,TV3 Banned Hari Raya Aidilfitri Commercial
Scene 9: What were you looking at boy?

Scene 9
The red trishaw flew over the clouds heading towards a mountainous place. Then a majestic mosque can be seen on the right. Instead of admiring the mosque, the kids were more attracted to the scenery below the trishaw.
~Mountainous place = the place where genies and spirits dwell.
~The ignored mosque = it shows how weak Islam is?

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Scene 10: The mosque, the trench and the mysterious building?

Scene 10
The "sick" Malay children started running once they alighted from the red trishaw. Then these kids were seen pointing their fingers at the mosque which was located so far away. Then there was this mysterious building which was in between the mosque and the children. If you look closely you will notice a deep trench that separates the mosque and the mysterious building.
~Mysterious building = it is believed that it is a Church that separates the Malay kids from the mosque (Islam).
~Children pointing their fingers at the mosque = they are showing disrespect to Islam
~The deep trench that separates the mysterious building and mosque = it depicts that it is difficult for Muslims to be pious.

TV3 Banned Hari Raya Advertisement,TV3 Banned Hari Raya Aidilfitri Commercial
Scene 11: The children were running towards what?

Scene 11
The children were seen running through the bushes to an enlighten place full of hovering lamps.
~enlighten place = the place which was illuminated (by Christianity)

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Scene 12: Who this so-called "Pope" was laughing?

Scene 12
The old man with snowy white hair is looking up at the sky and he was smiling.
~The smiling old man looking at the sky = this shows that the old man has accomplished his mission to persuade the Malay children to abandon Islam. Then he looked at the sky and was laughing at Allah for he has defeated Him.

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Scene 13: Wow...what a huge lotus!

Scene 13
In this scene, lotus can be seen anywhere. From hovering lotus to huge lotus which were used to stir "dodol". There were also "lights" in those lotus.
~lotus = it shows that the Muslims has started to embrace Buddhism.
~This scene was supposed to project that 1Malaysia theme but it backfired.

Well...there you have it folks. Now you know why the TV3 Hari Raya commercial ad was banned right? So what do you think about the "explained" scenes? It sounds like the people who came out with these "translations" is someone who really hated the western culture huh? Or rather these (very few) people hated Christianity a lot. I don't think it will be too much if I say that these people are very racist and narrow-minded. Of course I agree with them that their holy Jawi Scripts and Al-Quran should not be insulted...but apart from that everything else seems trivial to me.

TV3 Banned Hari Raya Advertisement,TV3 Banned Hari Raya Aidilfitri Commercial
You don't demand for respect. You must earn it!

I believe this issues has been blown out of proportion (by the racists people). I don't think this ad was created intentionally. Then again...the people from TV3 who are behind this Hari Raya Aidilfitri should have been more careful with what they are trying to show the public. This banned TV3 Hari Raya Aidilfitri commercial is a stern reminder to all of us regardless of who we are that WE NEED TO BE SENSITIVE towards the needs of other races. I believe all of us should understand, respect and accept the culture and norms of the different religions in our country. Hereby I would take this opportunity to apologise to anyone (who reads this post) if I have angered you in anyway.

Banned TV3 Hari Raya Ad,1Malaysia,Malaysians Living In Harmoney
I know most of us still love each other because we are Malaysians~mah!

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