Last week (yes, I am a bit late to the party), a blog post claiming the practice of gender segregation Kuala Lumpur International Airport surfaced on Facebook and Blogspot. You can read the original post: KLIA Implementing Male and Female Segregation During Boarding
Complaint and Hate
Given the judgmental and decisive heading, it is meant to trigger the hate within Malaysians towards the authorities, especially true for this generation of speed readers who pay no attention other than the large headers. The blogger Nicole Tan did not investigate even the slightest before making fiery statement detrimental to her own country (if she even consider herself a Malaysian).
Population of Malaysian travellers now are subjected to queueing based on genders.
Yes, just like in the Middle East.
The above statement does not only judging her own country but also countries in the Middle East in general. I wonder if she has done any research on the claim, despite her far and wide travel experiences. God bless she is in no way a politician, before she becomes unpopular like the blond President Trump. A few minutes difference in going through the checkpoint did not cost her a flight (did it?). Personally I think Nicole just committed a sin that is prevalent among most Malaysians: complaint without gratitude (ungrateful in essence).
Even though this post might just be a simple entry of the blogger’s travel log, she cannot escape from the basic etiquette of a content creator. (Read more: Code of Ethics for Bloggers, Social Media and Content Creators) Being a blogger who desires attention for her writings, Nicole should be responsible for the accuracy of information she is trying to impart. Her irresponsible post has not only triggered the negative expressions of some Malaysians, but she also gave some issues for Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAB) to clarify. You can read the MAB related news HERE.
Call for Action
Therefore Malaysians, please be truthful and critical before publishing online, especially in an era when anything can spread like wildfire (only faster). Thanks for your attention, God bless.