I read a Bernama report at the Malay Mail online just now. And I almost died!
Allow me to reproduce the whole report.
"KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is upset over a blog where there is continued publication of an article, alleging the power utility giant would sue the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) over the 'Earth Hour' campaign.
It has lodged a report with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for further action.
In a statement here today, TNB said that despite refuting the allegation previously, the article posted in the Nose4News blog entitled 'TNB to sue WWF over Earth Hour' was still available for public viewing.
"TNB has never held a press conference nor issued a statement as reported in the article. The statement is a fake and fabricated by the blogger."
"What was written in the article was a complete lie because TNB has been supporting the 'Earth Hour' campaign because we believe it can nurture and enhance public awareness on the importance of climate change for the next generation," it said.
TNB hoped that MCMC would take appropriate action against those responsible for the blog."
I must confess that on the morning of 1st April, I did receive an e mail from a dear friend. That e mail contained the article which TNB had found so offensive as reported above.
After reading a couple of lines from that article, I knew that it was a bloody April fool's joke! Who in their right mind would seriously believe that TNB would be suing WWF for organising the Earth Hour? LOL!
It was, to reasonable people, a joke. A joke which was light hearted in nature and obviously done with a view to tricking people on the 1st of April. And I must say it was hilarious. And quite nicely written too.
But of course the totally humourless people at TNB have to take that article so seriously. And now they have lodged a report against the blog which apparently ran that joke! HahahahAHAHAHa...
That in itself is a blinking joke!
This will be the first time, I supposed, that an investigation will be done on a joke, which was not found to be funny by some people.
As pointed out by a friend of mine, instead of lodging this stupid report, TNB should and could have seized this opportunity to make it known to Malaysia and the world of it's commitment to the conservation of the Earth.
But of course, TNB thinks otherwise.
I think TNB should just "lighten" up.