I just realised that being a self-styled entertainment blogger is not as easy as it seems even if what was typed bore no ill-intentions nor wanting to create more dissentions than pre-existed. When I typed the last entry, the anugeraHitz.sg review, I typed it without any sense of sensationalising nor to bring others in a negative light, on whichever topics I touched upon. Which is why I am very much surprised to learn that certain things I typed about could possibly be a source for debate, something that I did not set out to do.
First things first. I would like to thank my friends over at Gumbira.com for kindly pointing out a mistake I could have possibly made when I mentioned in my last entry that Aliff Aziz did not send in any nominations for anugeraHitz.sg. As pointed out by them, yes I did not approach Aliff‘s management for clarification on the matter, and for that I apologise to them for my oversight and any misunderstandings or grievances that had materialised as a result. Getting the opinions from both ends (Aliff‘s management as well as the anugeraHitz.sg organisers), which is one of the basic rules in journalism, was a matter that I had failed to exercise and for that, I stand corrected.
Also as pointed out by Gumbira on a sensitive topic from my review which they had zoomed in upon, I hope nobody out there reads it and thinks that I’m trying to be a firestarter of sorts. When I typed about that particular topic, I had no intentions whatsoever to create any controversies nor disharmony between any parties involved. What I had shared was from what I read months ago from other blogs and heard through conversations with some of our local acts. Which was why I clearly said I am in no position to answer nor defend the allegations as they are all news to me. If they have any grievances or problems then the best way is to settle things amicably through the newly-formed Malay Artistes Association (MAA) and the relevant authorities.
Time and time again I always say that I would like to see our small and growing local Malay entertainment industry thrive and I want all parties to work hand in hand so that we could all prosper together. Niggly problems should be ironed out and any frictions should be smoothened. If things could not be agreed upon fully, then perhaps there could be some compromise. Also when it comes to accountability, then the topic of transparency is not too far away. It works that way no matter which industry we work for or we are in. So I hope things would work well if there are any outstanding issues that need to be clarified and understood so that we can all dispel any unhappiness we might have. If I had said the wrong things in the previous entry and eventually creating more misunderstandings, then I sincerely apologise to all parties involved…