Salient. Official Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol. 40 Number 4. March 21 1977
[Letter from Malaysian Students to Salient Volume 40, Number 4 March 21 1977]
After watching the M'sian Sketch' on International night, we feel both sad and angry that some of our students could degrade our own people, namely the hawkers in this case, and made a laughing stock of them for the sake of entertainment.
The sketch was introduced as a typical M'sian scene, this is not true. We do not deny that rare incidents like that do occur but it is not typical for our hawkers to try to assault tourists and to double or treble their prices. The whole thing was grossly exaggerated.
We think the sketch is in bad taste and the MSA members who were involved should realise this and try to come up with something more meaningful next time.