Saturday, 2 February 2013

Zombie Run In Malaysia

Just over 3 years ago (how time flies), I wrote a somewhat tongue-in-cheek post about zombies, being brain-washed and death-in-custody.

All the puns you'll ever need are in there.

It came about because the Australians (it's always their fault, isn't it?) had organised a Zombie Walk to raise money for the Brain Foundation.

I had no idea that it would take root in Malaysia.

After all, Malaysia is a conservative, Muslim country, where zombies are considered a deviation from Islamic teaching.

But to my surprise (though not horror), some Malaysians actually organised and held it in a “creepy jungle” at Canyon Paintball Park, Bandar Utama. It has been described as a cross between an obstacle course and treasure hunt.

Now if you had the social and political activist types (like yours truly) organising this, we'd have every single atrocity committed by the ruling coalition up on display.

I am talking Altantuya Shaariibuu (pregnant model), Teoh Beng Hock (groom plunging to his death from a few storeys high), and all those men and women who died in police custody.

The Malaysian political scene surely has more zombies than any government ever needs.

Even the American government.

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