Speak Up on Tragedy Photos

There are a lot of (pointless) opinions and complains lately on Brunei Times newspaper regarding the photos published on 7th September news about the Muslim family girls in car accident at school. The readers are unhappy because the photos are either disrespectful or whatever they can think of and even call it cultural sensitivity problem at Twitter.

Honestly, neither I see anything wrong in the photo nor do I find anyway that insults the Muslim family. That just my personal opinions and rest of the locals are mixed to this issue. Most important question of all, did the family agree the photos can be published by the BT newspaper on that day? According to them, yes, the family gave permission to the photographers to go ahead. End of story.

Since I involved in the discussion, I decided to ask around Malay colleagues today and let those sees the BT news photos. I did point out is it the photo shows the body of the girl that make them feel too sensitive’s and disrespectful to the family? They didn’t find that is the problem and as long the families allow BT publishing on the newspaper. Of course they are some find disturbing and unable to describe what makes them feel uncomfortable after looking at the photos.

Photos can mean anything. It just the discussions sometimes went overboard even involving culture sensitively issue which I find it really stupid. So it’s pointless continue debating who is right or wrong and give the family a break.

If you would like to (or continue) express your concern and opinions on the BT photos, discuss this using hash tag #BTpix and #brunei (if you wish) in your Twitters. Check the guidelines for more information.

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