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.