Thursday, April 28, 2011

Effeminate behaviour: Don't write off their refinements & polishness

Well, Malaysia has a one track mind which in this case disregards civil liberties and human rights. What's more disgusting is, disrespecting civil & human rights is done in the good name of "religion."

I REFER to the letters regarding the boot camp for effeminate boys. I was recently impressed by the courtesy, politeness, polished behaviour and efficiency of a somewhat effeminate front-office staff of a leading hotel.

If he had been sent to a "boot camp" as a boy "to straighten him out", he may have lost his finer touch of polished behaviour and refinement that he displayed -- which is a plus point for employees in the hospitality industry. It takes all types of people to make the world and everyone has his own unique potential. It would be a very dull world indeed if everyone had uniform characteristics.

It may be a good idea to designate and observe a particular day every year as "Boys Day" to emphasise our commitment to fostering the ideals our boys should strive for, such as courage, a spirit of adventure and sacrifice, dedication to hard work, perseverance and teamwork, leadership qualities and honesty. At the same time, they should also be imbued with polite, refined, cultured and gentlemanly behaviour in their interaction with others. We must dedicate our faith, hope and unshakable belief and trust in our boys, who will one day be the future leaders of our country by celebrating Boys Day.

2011/04/28M.G.D., Kuala Lumpur

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