Monday, April 17, 2006

Mawi and the MIC

Last week I read one of the funniest news I had ever read in a long time. I laughed so hard that tears rolled down my cheeks.

For those who did not know, the incumbent Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam is being challenged by Datuk G. Palanivel for the post.

The Malaysian Public Service Association (PPRM) an NGO and the Nayagan magazine unveiled a "Who is the Favourable Candidate For the Post of MIC deputy president" SMS poll.

It was a surprise when popular Malay singer Mawi emerged as the leader in the poll results.

According to the newspaper report (NST p. 10, Thursday, April 13), the organisers of the poll were quite surprised at the unusual results, as Mawi was not an option.

The answer may lie in the fact that, "some Malaysian cellphones have a built-in-Mawi option that could be utilized as an SMS option for any type of quiz."

The quiz which started on April 9, was supposed to end on June 20. However, the organisers ended it on the 16 of this month citing "interest of the nation and the political climate".

According to the final results, Subramaniam was the leader.


Mawi (Asmawi Ani) is now Malaysia's hottest celebrity. He received this status after winning the Akademi Fantasia 3 reality show.

p.s. I had a hard time controlling myself today when I related this humourous news and someone commented:
"But he is not even Indian. How can he become MIC deputy president?"
Some people really have no sense of humour.



mawifakap said...

Hahahaha... mawi the sms king can win lah because of the built-in option. Nobody can fight him for that. In the mean time, why not make him the deputy president of MIC?

lucia said...


actually when i first heard of the sms poll to choose the MIC president, i already laughed out loud. it's so silly. and now this... suddenly people choose mawi instead of the other 2... very funny indeed!!

probably this is a signal to whoever started this sms poll for the MIC president, that they are being silly. i should have send in my vote for dr koh tsu koon. ;)

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

haaahaha i suppose having Mawi as the winner just underscores the silliness of having an sms-poll further! :-)

oh and btw I can totally relate to your dealing with people who just. don't. get. the joke. I wonder why some people are just. so. serious.!! :p

Deriku said...

mawi got his own wiki site?
no wonder's he's in poll lol.


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