A note to PT Foundation

I am cer­tain­ly irk at such ges­ture by a well estab­lished orga­ni­za­tion.

Two days ago, after I post­ed the Ash Stymest post, this orga­ni­za­tion came into my blog and post­ed a com­ment.

I love it when peo­ple post com­ments on my blog. I even love it if it was a lengthy com­ment instead of a “Hi, I am just drop­ping by, keep it up” kin­da com­ment. I mean, I feel very well appre­ci­at­ed when peo­ple actu­al­ly drops a com­ment and actu­al­ly tells you what they think about the post that I wrote.

So, not only this orga­ni­za­tion did not com­ment about Ash Stymest, it was clear­ly a copy and paste job across any oth­er gay blogs out there. In anoth­er word, spam.

Giv­en by the Eng­lish that they used, it was a very well writ­ten ‘com­ment’ by itself. I do not sus­pect any­one dis­guis­ing as them because of the ori­gin of the said ‘com­ment’ and the pur­pose of the said com­ment.

How­ev­er, I was dis­gust­ed that Pink Tri­an­gle Foun­da­tion (PT Foun­da­tion) had not had paid atten­tion when they decid­ed to post that ‘com­ment’. Any­one could have just Google’d “Gay Boy Malaysia” or some­thing and then just spam post com­ments.

Heres the thing that I want point out. First­ly, I have been to your cen­ter, and I had not had a good expe­ri­ence.

I was ques­tioned and treat­ed as if I am a crim­i­nal. Being stared at, being judged by the prej­u­dice ‘vol­un­teer’ work­ers. While the scare tac­tic could have work on oth­er less intel­li­gent beings, I hate it when peo­ple use it on me. I am after-all a major in Psy­chol­o­gy.

Your place is dark, it make me and my boy uneasy. The wait­ing room makes peo­ple feel uneasy, the con­stant stare from those “I am so going to get in your pants” type of peo­ple at some anony­mous HIV test cen­ter is wrong. Seri­ous­ly.

I have emailed you regard­ing my con­cerns, yet there was no reply from you. I have called, only to be answered by “I don’t know.” If this is the way that I am going to be shoved around, it is not sur­pris­ing that peo­ple are actu­al­ly avoid­ing being test­ed than to endure the kind of tor­ment from you peo­ple.

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9 Responses to A note to PT Foundation

  1. skyhawk June 30, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    Hate those spams to our blog. Any­way, I have no expe­ri­ence in PT Foun­da­tion, but based on what you have men­tioned, they should pro­vide a more com­fy gesture/environment to encour­age peo­ple to get coun­sel from them.

  2. Tyler June 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    well, u cant hope for more from a malaysia’s orga­ni­za­tion espe­cial­ly towards gays issues. Is full of mus­lim cul­ture!! of course we being stared and looked down. we dont look nor­mal to them any­way, thats what they think (we are aliens).

  3. koala June 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    u can allow Reg­is­tered Users to com­ment. go to ur main blog page. click set­tings at the top. click com­ments at the top. at Who Can Com­ment?, click Reg­is­tered Users. scroll down n click save set­tings.

    • Cedric Ang June 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

      @koala,

      I could, but I can’t stop the bots from reg­is­ter­ing. So I put ALL com­ments into mod­er­a­tion.

  4. koala July 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    ur so smart 😛

  5. simonlover July 7, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    Hmm..And i’ve once thought of vol­un­teer­ing for PT — tim.

  6. Leon Koh July 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Hel­lo to you my Cedric.. nice blog you have.. so where are you locat­ed?

    I will be back for a nice read

  7. johnhq July 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    it’s enjoy­able read­ing your blog. wish i had more time explor­ing kuala lumpur and more peo­ple like you. be hap­py and safe! =)

  8. Qihong August 1, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Hel­lo there Cedric, tum­bled upon your blog inci­dent­ly when i was read­ing oth­er blogs.. It’s real­ly good.. And i’ve start­ed a new blog myself.. I linked you coz..i’d real­ly like to know more peo­ple from this blog cir­cle.. Hope you don’t mind..

    Thanks!

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