Malaysian Ethics: The Bad, The Ugly and The Worst Essay
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We have compiled a short video of different ethics and personalities. Malaysia is definitely a unique country in terms of culture, religion and ethics. Its diversity is the main reason for its colorful ethics which are also unpredictable at times. Malaysian ethics are not all good or wonderful but rather scary in truth. The idiom ‘Do not judge a book by its cover’ clearly explains the ethics in Malaysia as its diversity is just an appearance to mask the ugly truth about Malaysians.
It is very difficult to predict whether Malaysian ethics will become better or worst in the near future. Malaysia is already a well-known country for its traffic jams, especially in Kuala Lumpur.
The traffic in the city of Kuala Lumpur is congested but still not as bad as in Jakarta, Indonesia or Bangkok, Thailand. It is already a norm for Malaysian drivers to complain, scold and throw insults due to the terrible traffic jams. These typical drivers are also no strangers in violating traffic rules by driving recklessly or double parking.
Some drivers are even disrespectful as they look down on people by seeing the type of car owned and their gender.
In the video, an elder Malaysian driver is bad-mouthing about the small car parked in front of a row of shops. She purposely blamed the small car because she is unable to find a suitable parking space. She even set a bad example for her grandchild by double parking and giving unreasonable excuses for doing so. It is also normal for Malaysian male drives to underestimate the driving skills possessed by women. The worst thing in Malaysia is definitely road rage. Malaysian drivers tend to show little care for new and probationary drivers. It is already common for Malaysian drivers to bully and scold these new drivers for hogging the road.
The work productivity in Malaysia is still at a low level due to the work ethics in the country. Malaysian workers are prone to giving unreasonable and unnecessary excuses, just for a day off. Some even skip work and fail to meet the deadline for their projects. It is definitely an unacceptable behavior in the working industry as careers, jobs and work should be prioritized. The behavioral ethics in Malaysia is at a critical point as Malaysians are getting lazier day after day.
It is also very common for Malaysians to come late for meetings as punctuality is not important to them. Moreover, Malaysians are not honest in terms of money as they like to avoid paying for something. It is an unethical idea to owe someone money by asking them to pay for you after telling them petty lies and excuses. Even the young generation is affected by the bad ethics in Malaysia. Young children are getting more dishonest as they start to tell white lies so as to escape punishment from their parents. They do not think of the consequences ahead as these lies cover them from their mistakes but causes a guilty feeling in them due to their innocent conscience.
To show you a more in-depth view on the video, we will explain it scene by scene. The first scene was a woman driver goes against traffic rules and double-parked the car behind another car. It is irresponsible for a driver because it will cause traffic congestions or may be an accident. The woman driver son was there warned her do not double-parked behind a vehicle but she insist on her decision. The woman do not shows a good example for her son. In future, he will learn from this bad example to do the same incident as his mom did in the past.
The second scene of the typical Malaysian driver was not to look down on woman driver. We know that almost all man usually have a good driving skill but woman too have the same skills as man. The scene shows 2 men were betting on her whether she will park her car nicely in the space provided. Its shows that people does not see woman as good as man in driving purposes. The third scene with a person driving the car reckless should not happen.
It makes the road more dangerous for motorists to drive and it will cause a bad accident. The last scene of the typical Malaysian driver is driver do not respect the probation in driving that just got their license. Everyone will have this situation in life that you have to go through driving under probation.
The last video of our moral film is about the excuses which is also a lie to avoid any arguments. The first scene is the boss of the employee asking him why he did not turn my yesterday in the office. The employee give excuses avoiding any warning letter or worst is getting fire from the company. When it comes to money, almost everyone will have an issue about money. The person uses excuses to avoid paying and asking their friends to pay the meal. But it will eventually not paying back the friend money.
The person shows that he is a dishonest person when it comes about money. Every parent will want to know their children marks after an exam. But this child gives excuses to avoid telling his mother about the marks he had. This shows he will hid the marks from the parents until some point parents need to go to school to find out about what their children is doing in school that have that kind of marks. Malaysia is a beautiful country to live in with a unique base of different cultures.
The only downfall is the country’s bad ethics as local citizens are changing drastically in terms of behavior and manners. Malaysians should take an initiative in improving their ethics in work, public areas and even at home for the sake of their own pride and outlook by others. It is also essential for the government to intervene in creating the perfect and friendliest multi-cultured citizens through campaigns, advertisements and creative activities. Lastly, ethics are important as they not only reflect on the country’s image but also on its citizens.