UMNO Datuk Seri Azalina Othman said :
KOTA TINGGI: Rumour-mongering bloggers are cowards and a nuisance to Umno, said Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman.
Azalina, who is Youth and Sports Minister, said the opposition parties were using the blogs because they know that the Home Affairs Ministry was busy monitoring reports in the mainstream media.
“They think they can get away with it but it is not the case as they too are being monitored,”
(taken from The Star : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/2/22/nation/20406878&sec=nation)
Obviously, UMNO Datuk Seri Azalina Othman has ruffled even more feathers. Just because a few people accused her of being a lesbian, she has slammed ALL bloggers. Does she know how many thousand bloggers we have in Malaysia and how far is the reach of blogs?
Threatening us with the Home Affairs Ministry is not helping. The majority of us do not write anything seditious or sensitive. We are merely expressing our opinions, all within the law. So, please do not do what the Chinese referred as ‘satu galah sapu semua’. Because we do not like to be labelled as cowards, pondans, beruks, gobloks, penipu, liars, unemployed women and etc etc when the matter only concerns you and your colleagues up there in the Menara gading UMNO.
Don’t forget that the powers is in our hands. We are nobodies. We are not politicians. But we are voters and you and your Barisan Nasional and UMNO especially sepangsa should watch out. YOU are all monitored.
Do you think we have forgotten about the screwdriver that cost hundreds of ringgit? Do you think we are not aware of those huge buildings which are not fully utilised? All those Rakan Muda projects that ate up a lot of money and yet, our sportsmen seem not to shine much lately?
Let me ask you. How do you think Hindraf can gather that huge number of people to walk in unity? How do you think BERSIH can achieve that big turnout? Do you think it is through word of mouth only? No. That’s the power of the internet.
So, slam harder and soon we will get more votes swing to PAS, PKR and DAP. Bloggers pantang dicabar.