Selamat Tinggal, Pak Zam. Aku tidak mungkin rindu mu.

I can almost hear Frank Sinatra singing ‘And now, the end is near…..’ Oh wait, it is over.

KUALA LUMPUR: Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin says not all bloggers are stupid as some of them are informative, knowledgeable and disseminate positive views on current issues.

The ones that were mostly goblok (stupid, in Indonesian) were political bloggers who float rumours and create hatred among the people, he said yesterday.

(august 6, 2007)

Zainuddin hoped newspapers would not give credit to blog websites as they could become influential and become widespread.

Saying that there was no need to ban blog websites, he urged bloggers to be more responsible.

(March 21, 2007)

MALAYSIA’s Information Minister Zainuddin Mydin has said that the government will not be affected by blogs and other Internet forums that may be created during campaigning for the upcoming elections.

Mr Zainuddin insisted that while the younger generation are tech-savvy, they tend to believe newspaper reports over comments made on the Internet, China Press reported.

He added that the Internet is used mainly to book budget airline tickets or to get entertainment news.

(Feb 17 2008)

An this is for posterity sake. An interview I found on Malaysiakini with Tun Mahathir :

Can you comment on Zam (Zainuddin Maidin)?

He won or lost? Oh, he lost. Well, the way he was campaigning was really funny, telling people to look at his face and how it doesn’t change. But I think that a face that doesn’t change can be very boring. Sometimes you must laugh, sometimes you must cry.

He was telling everybody “Ini muka tak bertukar, tak bertukar”. Who is interested in his ‘wajar’ (wajah = face)? If he was Britney Spears, then….

Tun M’s interview over here on Malaysiakini.

I wonder how much Pak Zam has spent on the advertisements on TV, papers and etc? Pak Zam shall be long remembered as the one with wajah tak berubah. Botox jugak ke?

I know I have posted way too many posts but these are moments worth capturing. All the quotes were taken from newspapers and the links provided lead to my old posts about Pak Zam.

12 thoughts on “Selamat Tinggal, Pak Zam. Aku tidak mungkin rindu mu.

  1. I don’t miss that bastard either. Good riddance to bad rubbish. So how does it feel to have a “regime change” in my home state of Pulau Mutiara, eh? Seems that Hilmi Yahya lost. He was a family friend though 🙂 And Datuk Zahrain knows my father personally. Good that he won!

    – MENJ

  2. menj – Hilmi maintains his seat in Balik Pulau. He deserves it cos he really works hard for the folks there. Or at least I think so lah, long time ago. Dato’ Zahrain is speculated to be the DCM I think? They haven’t announce it yet that night but I suppose they need to get DSAI direction or something.

  3. Oh, he won? I guess he deserved it then, he is well-known in the area. I wonder if Syed Ameerudin (his daugher, Syarifah Kareena was my classmate) won? All I know about Datuk Zahrain from what my father told me is that he was a former Umno bigwig who defected after DSAI’s sacking in 1998. Sure looks like that gamble paid off well for him.

    – MENJ

  4. haha..we’r democratic country…we have erection every 5 years!!..this words reminds me of our lousy mis-information minister mamak zam!!..hell yeah..he said internet tarak apala and i wonder the future of the newspapers and tv channels[pro BN] in penang??
    a new daily newspaper will be a great fare for all!!..

  5. I am sure the Al-Jazeera reporters and news anchors have heaved a sigh of relief – “No need to listen to Zam’s but but but anymore”. Wuahahahah!

  6. God is Great! My Prayers is answered.Mis information Mister Zam is dismissed by Rakyat.Person like Mydin is useless and worthless.Enroll him in Tadika School in Sungai Petani.My 10yrs daughter can speak better English and Bahasa than Him.
    Please Pak Lah choose the right candidate as a Minister.You can always refer to Tun Mahathir.

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