KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) — Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said today Malaysia has to classify web bloggers as professionals and non-professionals as a mechanism to prevent misuse of blog sites.
He said he believed that professional bloggers were those who were more responsible in ensuring that their web content was based on the truth and not rumours.
Care to tell me how is the Government going to classify us? How to control us? Do you know the number of web bloggers we have in Malaysia? Do you have the statistics? Do you know their age group, platform they blog from, where their servers are located? Do you know their education background?
I say….so where do I stand here? I am damn professional, ok? I am professional in telling little white lies. I am professional in kutuk-ing. Eh, are you going to give us little stars rating like the city councils give to eating outlets? A, B and C?
Datuk, be realistic lah, we have law in the country, nab those responsibles for causing unrest. And leave the majority of us alone lah. We have thousands and thousands of bloggers in Malaysia, don’t use one galah (bamboo pole) and swipe all like this.
I cuma rakyat biasa, I pun tahu lah. GE coming up, we have plenty of things to write. You can’t stop us from writing. This is democracy. Why, kerusi shaky kah?
And then, don’t try to pull some fancy French party to use as kambing korban lah. We all bloggers, tak heran dengan nama nama Perancis tau?
The minister said that during his recent visit to France, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nice-Matin Press Group, Michel Camboul, had mentioned the need for the French government to classify bloggers and expressed concern over blog sites having an impact on newspaper circulation and the buying of advertisements in newspapers there.
Lagi ada….jangan lah buat our hearts broken with your nobel intention of defending the poor kampung folks who will be deprived of news because :
Zainuddin said the Internet had yet to be widely used by the people in Malaysia and if blog sites became an alternative press that forced the shutdown of newspapers, the rural people who depended on newspapers would be denied the right to information.
Eh, if the poor kampung folks are not connected to the internet, whose fault is it? The Government lah. Mana itu janji-janji semua of making them having a fair share of the country’s wealth?
BTW, I am open for hire. Which political party wanna hire me to blog for them? I am….dengar baik-baik, don’t blink your eyes:
1) Nominated for the international Bloggers Choice Award for being the most obnoxious blogger;
2) Classified by Sabahan as 14th most influential blogger;
3) Given the top ten position as Weblog paling popular di Malaysia 2007
Eh, attractive kan? How? A fleet of Mercedes, a piece of land with a big bangarlow, bigger than Datuk Zakaria, a diamond ring bigger than Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, a curry house in Australia, a satay hut in Japan, a yatch in Turkey……ok, lah, cincai lah. I won’t demand more. Eh, I didn’t ask for curry rice in Kamunting, ok? Blek.
All quotes taken from Bernama.
And my point is? That we bloggers should learn to speak up more. If it is ridiculous, say it. And please go and register yourself as a voter NOW. Make your choice count. And if you have a blog, get your voice heard. Doh!