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Before I go into my auntie mode and rant, maybe I should remind NST webmaster that it is awfully distracting for a news website to have inlink text ads on their news! Very, very obtrusive and distracting. I am a webmaster too and I know such things. I dare to stand tall and claim that I am not new in these issues. For example,
three laws could be used against the bloggers: The Internal Security Act (ISA), Sedition Act and Section 121b of the Penal Code.
The number 1 there has an inlink text and it sort of takes away the seriousness of the issue. So, I hope the ad money justify the kind of confusion it causes to the less tech literate people because instead of a serious Section 121b, there pop up an ad selling something.
Now, back to this warning. Datuk, I am a blogger too. And never in my mind will I ever think of saying anything against my country, my King and especially the other faiths. So, your warning is very much welcome.
However, I am not happy with some issues. For example, you warned that bloggers can get into hot soup if they talked about Islam. But then, do you realise that the worst and most twisted facts about this beautiful religion comes from overseas? Have you seen the horrible misintepretation done by those sites? What can you do about it? Nothing? Then, why penalise our own Malaysians? Will it stop the matter? For every single one you manage to control, trust me that at least 10 will spawn. And those will be an even bigger menace.
My religion, i.e. Christianity, teach us not to fight violent with violent. Turn the other cheek if someone slaps you. If someone wants to take your things, give them even more. For we trust in God.
This is why we Christians have stood quietly even when our Lord Jesus Christ was called names. We have been called even much worst names. Children of Lucifer. Descendants of swines. Pagans worshippers. Half naked statues and many more. Do we need the Government to protect us? No. Why? Is one religion less important than another?
Therefore, with all due respect to the Government and Yang Berhormat, I would say that it is time everyone take stock. We just have to go with the flow. If bloggers are jahat, then, treat them with kindness. And kindness will spread to all. Otherwise, all the nakal ones too will turn jahat when they are pushed to a corner.