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Government to target blogosphere next – The Malaysian Insider

You scared yet? No?

Muahahaharr…Me too.

Here’s what The Malaysian Insider published :

Government to target blogosphere next
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 Next up: a crackdown on bloggers. This possibility looms large after the government reached a sober assessment that it could all end in tears for the Barisan Nasional at the next general election if tough action is not taken to counter allegations on the Net and hold owners of blogs accountable.

This conclusion was reached during a meeting last week involving several Cabinet ministers and senior government officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Government officials noted that some 400,000 new voters are registered each year. Assuming that the next polls are in five years, there would be two million new voters the next time the BN seeks a fresh mandate. A large chunk of these two million voters are likely to obtain their news and information from websites and blogs, and not from the mainstream media.

Several ministers noted that if the government followed its current policy of allowing allegations by bloggers to go unchallenged, this would create the perception that the information being posted is accurate.

“There is a growing consensus in government that those who run websites and blogs should be held accountable and this means that laws should be used to take action against those who defame and spread disinformation.

“If not, we are going to have a situation where everyone will be free to make all sorts of allegations with no downside at all. There is a fear that the trust level with BN would be very low if nothing is done, ” said a senior government official familiar with details of the meeting.

(full story here)

I noticed that some websites have listed my personal blog under the So-Po genre (so-po = social-political) , which I am not. I am merely a parrot with a mind of her own. However, it is an honour to get the blog listed there along with the real movers and shakers of the nation.

Having said that, my blog does make an annoying presence to those whom I am not in favour with and at the same time, my blog does help those I fancy. However humble and insignificant this blog is, I still have the magic touch to draw a lot of traffic from random surfers.

I am not bothered with news such as these because I normally play safe by quoting whatever I read on some of the news portal. Then, if I add any opinions of my own, I worded them carefully. There is nothing that gets me charging ahead than the word ‘NO’. I do not know the word ‘No’.

Anyway, someone always assures me, “We are too small for them to notice.” And if I go in, I know some will hold candlelight vigil for me, no? I want pink candles, ok? Not to mention the roasted pork thrown over the fence. But fellow bloggers, do be careful with what you post because desperation calls for desperadoes to do desperate things. Until the day when we have a new Government and Khir Toyo, Muhamadx2, Ali Rustam and etc are the ‘opposition bloggers’, we better play safe.

Now, our next mission is to see DSAI masuk Parliament so that he can whistles for all the rest to lompat over. After that, masuk Putrajaya and we bloggers will be treated differently. Booyeah!




20 Responses to “Government to target blogosphere next – The Malaysian Insider”

  1. Lillian ah, i get you nice roasted pork from Pulau Tikus market, the sam chan bak one, okay or not?

    But pink candles where to get? Use the type for lantern one can or not but so small cepat habis only!

    I sokong sama lu !!

  2. Momo – Remember the tnee cheow. While you are at it, one slice of char siew too, please. Pink candles? Got ah, our Catholic church burn pink candle one week before Christmas. Big big ones, can last a week. Hehehe.

  3. […] now Chanlilian just update her blog on ‘Government to Target Blogosphere Next‘. Chewwww, already control mainstream media, also want to control us arr. After all, we have […]

  4. alaa~
    makan kenyang tarak kerja buat la..
    so kiasu lyt tat can faint la..
    btw, i oways blif tat readers hv their own judgement towards blogposts tat they read, unless they’ve got no BRAINS

    Ulats last blog post..Only if my ancestor would jump from their grave..

  5. This ppl really got nothing to do… Kanasai, sometime dont understand them if you dont do anything wrong why you scare ppl to talk about ??

    Just like Ulat said.. ppl got brain to think.

    PPl got “eyes” to see even they close down all the blogs site available ppl still know what shit they doin…

    KIASU!!!

  6. This ppl really got nothing to do… Kanasai, sometime dont understand them if you dont do anything wrong why you scare ppl to talk about ??

    Just like Ulat said.. ppl got brain to think.

    PPl got “eyes” to see even they close down all the blogs site available ppl still know what shit they doin…

    KIASU!!!

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  7. Challenge the truth of what is posted in the blogs la …
    Real idiots wanna control what we say … we shiok shiok blog also kenot
    Running scared of their own shadows , eat too much oredi kenot walk let alone run …

  8. Hmmmm… Govt go back to do job, not crackdown on people… Robbers, rapists, mat rempits and other criminals are running around free to terrorize people, ok??

    Aiii… No need blogs also people know the “truth” mahhh. All those uncle used sit at the kopitiam also talk talk about the situation here in Malaysia before Stimx got stim (or was it potong stim.. kekeke)…

    So, if people start talking about the political situation in Malaysia @ the kopitiam or mamak stall, are they going to be held as well??

    DSAI better get to Putrajaya fast… Get all these idiots to get back to their real job – instead of trying to cover all the “holes” which are appearing fast. 😀

    Angie Tans last blog post..Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony… WT*…..

  9. Prodigal Son come back dy on to the scene. Hmm… now what? Tabling of new budget would be the next most watched telecast for 2008.
    Read in MSM, BN’s Arif looked to 8 as his lucky number, if only he waited 4 more seconds to cast his vote, might have changed his luck a bit… NOT!

    Hafizs last blog post..Community garden – final scape for 2008

  10. On the first day of my blog life earlier this year, I would expect gomen would do anything to silence us bloggers. So, I am not at all scared. If they arrest first blogger (which they’ve already done), the second blogger will hantam. Arrest 2nd, 3rd will report. Arrest 3rd, 4th will rise. Arrest 1-millionth, 1-million-and-first will blog. See if they have enough cells in Kamunting to handle that.

    Gomen is in desperation to keep their job unharmed. Else, perhaps someone will “bongkar” something… No wonder the previous state gomen officers who lost in March 8 suddenly transformed themselves to state gomen office janitors overnight.

    David C.s last blog post..Permatang Pauh By-Election

  11. And I thought bloggers were all GOBLOKS!!! YOU were also part of housewifes with computers.

    Now they feel threatened and want to come after bloggers??? Even if you are caught, you can also go swear on the Holy Book you didn’t do it or know anything about it.

    This is Malaysia for you. The leaders set the examples, we follow only mah.

  12. Rather than go after the infamous 6 arising out of the Lingamgate Royal Commission, they want to go after the so many anonymous bloggers. I think we should step up our efforts to get rid of these bunch of useless Be End politicians.

    pablopablas last blog post..$100 Up For Grabs!

  13. Hi Lilian

    You are a Master of Hokkien.
    Just to consult u for some terms…

    From the back it’s called “chee chien”
    Into the front it’s called “chee-ang chien”
    Into the mouth is it called “o-chien?”

  14. NST Today reports DG of KL City that KL-ites have a social responsibilty to feel Patriotic on the upcoming Merdeka Day. What now they dictate how we must feel and think is it.. tsk tsk tsk

    r1zlans last blog post..PITY THE NATION- BY KAHLIL GIBRAN

  15. LOL….since they lost in that by-election,now they want to vent their frustration towards bloggers….Maybe bloggers seems like enemies for them…huhu…..

    rubenees last blog post..Malaysia: 51st Merdeka Day

  16. roaster pork? …fat or thin one? u didnt say once a day/week/fortnight?

    JTs last blog post..Where the $£@% is SUMMER 2?

  17. roasted pork? …fat or thin one? u didnt say once a day/week/fortnight?

    JTs last blog post..Where the $£@% is SUMMER 2?

  18. Send a tourist to space. Buy submarin for our shallow waters. Increase petrol price. Then give Datukship to loser. Then block roads to parliament. Then block access to websites. Then close down courts and polis station and start using swearing to solve cases.

    Only in malaysia mah

    Malaysia Digests last blog post..Malaysia Cyber Watchdog On The Prowl

  19. Sis, you’re right!!!!!
    Malaysia Today just got blocked! You can access that website if you’re using TMNet, Maxis or Time.
    I guessed this time, they mean bisnes…. Better take cover first!
    Need to remind fellow bloggers not to quote names too often….

    wizuryes last blog post..The Wiz reply – Landscam Debate

  20. Nope… I don’t think I should hide names. If I am blogging truth, why should I hide the truth? If they ISA me because I blog the truth, that simply means they are telling the world that they don’t want the truth. PR will score 222 in 2012/3!! Hahaha!!!

    Hahaha… I just helped to add a word (ISA – to jail a person without trial) into the English vocabulary, potentially be approved by Oxford! Hahaha!!!

    David C.s last blog post..Permatang Pauh By-Election