Can Malaysian politicians advertise on blogs?

Added : Is it true that the Malaysia election day will be on March 8th 2008? It has to be during the school holidays but normally on a working day. Anyone has news? When is voting day?

You know, with the 2008 Malaysia general election coming soon, I wonder if our politicians, both opposition and ruling can advertise on blogs?

The US parties all advertise through blogs and some even campaign through paid posts. Take a look at this Google ad taken from my politicians joke post:


John McCain campaign goes on Google Adsense.

So, I wonder if our Malaysian politicians are going to campaign for the Malaysia 2008 election through this method?

Hey, MCA, MIC, UMNO, DAP, Gerakan, PKR, PAS dan lain-lain, hire me! Place ads! Buy a paid post! I can write from any angle. You don’t need to walk in the smelly wet markets, trudge through bazaars, smile till your face muscles ache, shake till your hands get cramps, jalan till you get blisters, talk till you are hoarse. Just buy a paid post or place a banner.

Muahahahar…you can do it through my agent Nuffnang, or hire direct. The number to call is 1-300-pasti-menang

13 thoughts on “Can Malaysian politicians advertise on blogs?

  1. Anwar Ibrahim already used Adwords long time liao. The opposition parties are way more advanced in using the net as a medium to reach the public whilst the ruling party is more used to using the mainstream media (in which their publishing license is controlled by the ruling party).

  2. pablo – Yeah, I notice that but it is rather small. Hey, don’t grab my bisnes! I want paid posts, banner ads and exclooooooosive jobs from both opposition and ruling parties. I no back bone wan, I go where the money is. LOL. Money talks. (just joking hor?)

  3. wahh wahh so quick when it comes to make money

    BN already have their RTM, to spread all the news and covered up news.
    They have malays,tamil, and mandarin all covered up.:)

    Not so sure in the internet,hehe
    i dun think makcik2 and pakcik2 in kampung will use internet hehe

    only people live in town will rely on internet

  4. lankapo – But nowadays blogs very influential worrr….and hor, you know I am one of Malaysia Top 50 Most INFLUENTIAL blogger anot? Kehkehkeh, just joking hor?

  5. hahaha maybe some of the members from the opposition party can even offer paid post for blogger to thrash the ruling coalition. Dunno will kena sue for slander or not? kakaka

  6. Money talks the loudest! Just wait for their telephone call (Dunno how they know your contact number!) and see how much they offer! Will even send car to ur house to pick u (Dunno how they know where u live…but after voting, u can walk home liao!!! LOL!) Unfortunately, I’m not so lucky…cos my constituency owes MENANG TANPA BERTANDING one!!! Choi! So sial! Maybe this time, I go nominate myself…and see how much they pay me to ask me to withdraw!!!

  7. Lilian,

    May I have the permission to use this photo in my class blog (private) to show them how politicians advertised in blog these days? This class blog is about the usage of IT.

    Bee Ean

  8. nurul – Is it?

    Bee Ean – Please do! I am honoured. But hor, the jokes on our politicians ok for you ah? LOL.

    STP – LOL one of these days we may see LKS, SBulu, Pak Lah, SIL commenting here jugak.

    anthraxxxx – Kenot, we all expert paid posts, very clever to select the right words. Hahaha.

  9. Advertise online??

    If you go ask any politician what’s Google, they’ll probably ask you back “can eat wan ah?”!

  10. Lilian,

    Our professor didn’t say anything so I think it’s ok lah. I put the source of the photo so you might have some French come to peep on your blog.

    Bee Ean

  11. Based on what I’ve read from the SPR website, unlike certain countries, any political party in Malaysia has the freedom to spend on their electoral campaign. There will be no fear if the party will violate the Election Finance Act (which apparently I don’t think exist in this country) or not. So, it really depends on the politician or party if they wanna spend on blog advertising.

    Perhaps Nuffnang or individual bloggers can start thinking about approaching the politicians now.

  12. Yes, Malaysian politician definately can advertise on blog. But the question is whether it is effective or not. I think politician should concentrate on community and charitable works to improve their rating rather than wasting their $$$ on advertisment.
    Ismail N

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