Malaysians can be downright disgusting. As the country’s economy advances and society become more affluent, courtesy, noble values, and ethics seem to take a back seat.
A prime example of this ‘Malaysian’ attitude was seen at the Jom Makan Durian Program: Makan Sampai Pengsan (Lets Eat Durians Program: Eat ’till You Drop) held in Batu Kurau, Perak.
Boasted over 4-tonnes of Durian, the event drew a crowd as early as 7 am. But horrific tales of Malaysians and their mannerisms are always bound to materialise when you have mobs as big as 10,000.
One netizen took to Twitter to share the horror that the Kampong folk living there witnessed during the even.
Aku nak cerita sikit pasal perangai orang kita. Kampung aku ni boleh kata lubuk durian terbaik dan setiap kali musim, orang kampung akan buat jamuan makan durian. Tanda kesyukuran. pic.twitter.com/XR6kth6CgT
— W (@_nazirulbasyir) July 7, 2019
“I want to share a story about Malaysians’ attitudes. It is said that my kampong has the best durian in the country and that they would have annual durian eating events to celebrate a good harvest.
In the first year, everything went smoothly because it did not go viral, and the kampong folk could enjoy themselves savouring the fruits of their labour. The same could not be said this year when Malaysians who tend to go crazy for free things began to pop up.
When rumours spread that 4 tonnes of durian was being prepared for the event, the kampong was overrun by droves of people.
We never minded the crowd as they were our guests, but they were out of control. They wouldn’t queue because they were afraid of the durians finishing!
Littering was also an issue with these
monkeys Malaysians as polystyrene plates were discarded despite having a multitude of trash cans prepared for the event.”
Another issue that irked locals was the fact that attendees brought plastic bags to tapao without even caring about leaving some for others.
What’s worse, the attendees cursed at the villages and demanded VIP treatment. They also bullied the villagers on the roads while clogging them at the same time.
At the end of the thread, the netizen hailed the unsung heroes of the event — the kampong folk who had to put up with the disgusting attitudes of some Malaysians.
“Many think that we should never have an event like this ever again, but the kampong folk enjoys feeding the masses.
If only everyone practised courtesy by queuing up, saying the magic word from time to time, and ultimately respecting one another.”
It is astounding that even after all that, the Kampong folk are still looking forward to organising another durian eating event in the future!
Where have we gone wrong? How is it possible that as Malaysians we boast of our wonderful hospitality but fail to display to common courtesy to ourselves?