I am unmarried. But I do know that a couple can sleep on a floor without having a mattress meant to be for couples. Careful: I'm not mentioning anything about sex. What I'm trying to imply here is that when one is making a statement, the person must have something called: Common Sense.
I've never been to any khalwat cases hearings before so it was surprising to read about wet towel and mattress as evidence to the cases. I've never thought that things like that could be an evidence. I thought that when a couple is caught in the act or caught when they were alone, they just had to explain to the court, pay the fees or probably get married or something.
So, Norman Hakim and Memey, thanks for teaching me about the Syariah Law:P
Now that I do know about wet towels, tilam toto and the colour of Norman Hakim's boxer, I am wondering about the risk that we're facing everyday at work. I am also wondering on how things can be so complicated just because of one small mistake.
Malaysian artists have this cliche statement like, "Biarlah apa orang nak kata..." and things like that. Some got angry over stuff by showing it, some might just smile at the camera while providing the sweetest venom. But then again, have we ever thought that gossips, condemnation or controversy are just the package of their job?
Some artist implored for freedom. They said, "Saya pun manusia biasa." or they keep secrets for privacy purposes. Yet, the media or the public would still want to have the facts in their grasp. That will be one of the job's package for an artist.
Therefore, nobody could question why the Tilam Story appeared in the newspaper last weekend. The content of the court case was also came from the job package. If this couple was Pak Abu and Mak Limah - I don't think the content would be published in the paper.
- when you're an accountant, you must calculate perfectly
- when you're a dentist, you must pull the right teeth
- when you're a football player, you must get ready for sprayed pain killers.
...that you're exhausted and you miscalculated, it still proved you wrong.
...that the condition of "gigi berlapis", you must pull the right one
...that you take care of your health, you must ease the pain away to score goals.
It happens to everyone. Not just the artist. When you're working, you take the risk. You have to be answerable. You can't compare yourself with your colleague too much even though you're hurting at some point.
So, manusia biasa? Well, everyone has their own craving for a perfect job:)
The story of Norman and Memey's mattress reminded me of this story:
"The Princess and the Pea" (Danish: "Prindsessen paa Ærten"; literal translation: "The Princess on the Pea") is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensitivity."
A stack of mattresses and a pea proved the pure blood of a princess.
Now, a mattress which can hold one person is the subject of a case.
Don't you think that we should find the pea too to prove Princess Memey's innocence?
Let the court do their job.
But then again, people can't stop gossiping. That's the part of the job that both Norman and Memey are facing right now. And THEY MUST accept that.
Well, guess what? Work comes with interesting packages.
An artist - is not a special job. It's just another job. We're all human. So please stop saying, "Saya manusia biasa."
Haiseehhhh....maki hamun dengan boss pun job package jugak kan?:P