Saturday, June 23, 2007

wow - what a waste

...As journalism reflects the conscience of the people and because His Majesty the Sultan is the guardian of the profession, the Omani Establishment for Press, Printing, Publishing and Distribution found it fit to cover itself with a 24 X 12 metre poster of His Majesty to show its gratitude for the fruits of the Blessed Renaissance. It is one of the biggest posters of His Majesty in the Sultanate.

Oman Tribune

So instead of paying that extraordinary amount towards people who are in need of food, water, and shelter through donations - they go and waste it on an advertisement?
You're right.

That makes a lot of sense. Ill-sense, that is.


Amjad said...

I just saw this ad today on the main road. I was like....... Well, had nothing to say really. Didn't know what was that building exactly and who does it belong to, but it seems an under construction residential building.g on the high way.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

It doesn't matter what building it was on but what matters here is that the money spent on such an advertisement could have gone to a better benefit for the predicament that a lot of the Sultanate' locations are still in need of.

Its a shame no one has the balls to say this in their face.

Per Your Request said...

Are you sure it could have been spent better? What if due to the PR work, the company makes a higher profit and then is able to provide more assistance in the future.
Just a thought!

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Per Your Request:

Sorry. But I don't agree with that. Because PR work does come in line with the amount of donations and help needed for the relief efforts that are still a work in progress.

nick said...

I see the art of subservient arselicking is not restricted to institutions here in Dubai...

Sleepless In Muscat said...


this kind of corporate behavior is seen all throughout the world and is not limited to one country, region or sector alone.

Kindly, keep that mind.