No need for more introduction of what is it. I'm pretty sure that everyone knows what is it all about.
Here and now I would just like to share my opinion on what has happened.
As from my point of view, I would make them as two separate parts. What Bavani is saying and the
response by Sharifah Zohra Jabeen. And then I would summarize both.
Firstly, lets look at the opinion made by Bavani. Looking at the gesture of Bavani when she speaks,
shows that she kind of have the confidence while talking like a debater. Plus the fact that she puts up
many facts and examples on her point which is very good and convincing. Even for me, I think it
should have been done that way in giving opinion. At the end of the day we know that her question was
"why not Malaysia do the same?" If she had not state the fact, the question might be easily be answered
without referring to the facts as well. Meaning to say, she had her question and some example that
what had been done is possible to be done! Besides, when she talks about the rally, the decision by the
court. Shows that she really take note on what is the effect of the decision by the court. Again I think
this is a very good example in stating an opinion. Not just relying on our thinking faculty, we also take
reference from the facts and things happening around us. Because sometimes our mind doesn't reach
that point yet but there's a fact to digest and to be learned from. I'm not blaming her to look as if she is
disrespecting Sharifah Zohra. It's natural for someone who speaks in front of public to be quite
nervous and the fact that she had the nerve to voice her opinion which is rather opposite from
Sharifah Zohra's stand. Thus she might accidentally raised her voice. I happened to be having the
same thing(raising voice while nervous). So its not her showing disrespect to the panelist. Done with
Now, we look at the response. Sharifah Zohra seems to be very emotional even from the start. Well,
lets look at the simpler part of it. She is a woman with guts. BUT. A woman is a woman indeed. they
easily sink in emotion. That is why she stops her by saying "Listen" quite a million times. Ok it MIGHT
have nothing to do with what were dealing. I said MIGHT, but from what I saw, she is being emotional
when she stops Bavani and pulled the mike. FOR GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH'S sake, she
PULLED the mike! She then gave a statement that is really unreasonable and in an unusual manner.
"When this is our program, we allow you to speak, but when I speak, you LISTEN" and she continued
"LET ME SPEAK" for about seven times. Shows that, this is not a two way communication. It is made
AS IF it is a two way dialogue. But when she listens the unwanted, there goes the two way. It is
merely a play by organizer perhaps. plus the fact that the man's statement "We have heard enough from
her, Now we want to listen". Bavani have not even finish her submission! And thus, we hear Sharifah
Zohra speaks. This is INTERESTING I tell you. "Did I give her respect" and the audience answered
"YES". Well, I beg to differ, It's obvious that she does not! Her definition of respect is go to Bavani,
shake hands with her and gave her respect(what again?) and then she starts on blaming Bavani for her
"attitude". The audience seems to be agreeing. Weird huh? The forum is to discuss about politics and
university students right? Am I wrong? Or is it a forum about moral etiquette? You answer the
question. Moving on. She seems to be going to the question by Bavani. SEEMS to be. But she said
NOT to compare Malaysia with other countries and she questions. WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN
MALAYSIA? Well, I thought Tun Dr. Mahathir have this "dasar pandang ke timur" look to the east.
is it merely looking to the east? NO! LOOK AT JAPAN! And learn from what Japan did. This is what
Bavani seems to be applying isn't it? taking a good example for us to learn from? Back to what
Sharifah Zohra's response. She said that all students in that hall are happy with the govt. Really?
any facts? oh yeah. the crowd. Then she moves forward leaving the question with no solid answer.
BERSIH, she said you have to know the difference between anarchy and democracy, Ambiga and the
Demonstration which is quite nothing to be discussed on, and then she looked down and defaming
Bavani by saying that Bavani have the least of education. which is..... RESPECT THE ADULTS, THE
AGE GAP. I mean like. I don't see Bavani used any harsh words, any bad words or whatever it is that
shows disrespect! Fine, I'll explain more after we finish her(Sharifah Zohra's) point. This is where it
gets weird. ANIMALS HAVE PROBLEMS, CATS---DOGS---COWS---SHEEP---FISH---
BIRD---SHARKS! then she asks DO WE EVER FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS? I'll answer it later.
Later she tried to "agree" with Ambiga which is the human right which is to speak(in which she had
just hold the right of Bavani to speak) and then she continues "IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY, YOU
ARE VERY MUCH ?? TO OTHER UNIVERSITY" and then she mumbles some BS-es.
So, summarizing and yet explaining some of the unanswered mystery.
1. I see that Sharifah Zohra does not deliver any facts. While Bavani does.
2. If we are not happy with what the govt is doing, it is their job to rectify
3. The manner of respect. Bavani is a non-Muslim. But Sharifah Zohra is. She should have learnt in
Pendidikan Islam that when Imam of Madh-habs was still young and people older then them respects
them. Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh was young when he ruled the army. Besides, morally speaking,
It should be the elder's job to show what is respect. If I were to follow this example, respect is,
younger person will never let to speak and voice any opinion opposed to the elder. Elder people can
cut off any younger peoples speech anytime. And it is still respect.
4. Animal's problem and rights. Domestic animals(Cats and Dogs) we have the SPCA. For fish, Lambs
and Cows, well, they are basically the food that we consume, THEY HAVE A THING CALLED
A FARM, A BARN and some fish even have a place that they breed the fish! SHARKS? Well I wonder
if the president of SW1M have heard about a thing called WWF?
Thus, can be concluded, Bavani discussed with the rights of students for FREE EDUCATION and
BERSIH IS LAWFUL. Meanwhile Sharifah Zohra Jabeen is dealing with animals and answers by
her? you can say there's none.
P/S: If I offended some people, I would really apologize. But depend on who is having the BUTTHURT. Secondly, I really hope that University is where the minds of students expands. As the Aim of a university itself. Be wise in an argument. Don't talk crap. It shows your level of intelligence. Its not a Degree or an O-Level