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Wahahaha…bloggers for hire (not on Malaysiakini)

Firstly, I wonder why Malaysiakini did not feature the issues on bloggers’ ethics or this latest news that Pahang Government is hiring bloggers?

I don’t know to laugh or to apply for a job with the Pahang Government. Well….what’s with this craze and paranoia on getting bloggers to do white washing?

Pahang govt recruits pensioners as bloggers

TEMERLOH: The Pahang Government has appointed three pensioners as bloggers to thwart slanderous comments and allegations posted on the Internet.

State Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin said the bloggers, who would be paid allowances, would be provided with computers and the Internet access in their homes.

The pensioners can capitalise on their experience to explain the actual situation to the people besides providing feedback and opinions to the Government, he told reporters after attending the Senior Citizens Day organised by the Pahang Chapter of the Malaysian Government Pensioners’ Association here on Sunday.

(The Star)

With all due respect to pensioners and senior citizens, I think this is really a sign that our ruling political parties are getting paranoid. They can hire a thousand pensioners to write a thousand blogs but will we hear and believe them?

Haih…this is one of those things that make you go WTF.

And just to gloat, our Penang Government doesn’t even need to hire bloggers to whitewash for them. A lone, independent blogger can make the CM looks good with just one blog. (see the 3rd results?)

To all the Yang Berhormats and Yang Bermimpi, having a blog is not the same as having respect. Owning a blog does not make you rule the blogosphere. Hiring people to blog is not blogging. It is call ampu bodek, poh lam par, boleh paham? If you do not want bad publicity, simple. Just don’t do bad and stupid things that make the rest of us Malaysians go WTF and spew our disdains on our blogs.

And if you wonder what RockyBru has in mind about bloggers’ ethics, this is what he said on his blog comment :

Rocky’s Bru said…

Dear HMB,

I don’t know what Syed Hamid has in mind when he proposed a Code of Ethics, but to me it’s a list of should and shouldn’ts (as opposed to dos and donts).

Eg Ethics #1 – Blogger should ensure the truth of what he posts.
I don’t think I’d call that a compromise at all. We are all for the truth. Or are we?

Eg Ethics #2 – Blogger should not fabricate, like claiming she has slept with someone she hasn’t slept with. Why? A blogger in the US did just that and was sued for defamation.

Or something like that!

And this is what I have to retort – Pordah, lu ingat lu siapa? Who the hell died and appointed you?




10 Responses to “Wahahaha…bloggers for hire (not on Malaysiakini)”

  1. Rocky da Najibite! I avoid his blog and he avoids mine. End of story! 🙂

    Antares´s last blog post..A KEOGH FOR ALL ILLS!

  2. They wanna prepare for the next GE, coz they can woo the 2million fresh voters thru blogs. Have to admit blogging is one direct and effective method to reach the younger generation.

    aD´s last blog post..Why Blog?

  3. just to digress…. there was a “peaceful gathering” today at wisma sejarah…. 500 ppl gathered peacefully asking to “kekalkan ISA”. they then proceed to make 5 police reports against 5 NGOs, something like that.

    i wonder if there will be any such peaceful gathering in penang.

    zewt´s last blog post..Any difference?

  4. zewt – ALL the gatherings here were peaceful because they were organised by the NGOs like GMI, Aliran and Suaram. The last one was a bit problematic because it was organised by independent parties. The NGOs have their contacts so nothing untoward happened before because they have their negotiators with SB and we dispersed when asked to.

    Since I am talking, I also wish to blame some of those loud and brash so-po bloggers who kept taunting the police with photoshop pictures and such. In an animal kingdom, if the predator wants to attack, they will go for the weakest animals and they rarely attack those stronger ones. You get what I mean?

    Added : Ohh..I just read the real story of the ‘peaceful gathering’ written by this blogger. Now, only I understand what gathering with 500 people.

    aD – I am already looking forward to 13th GE. Woohoo, traffic!

  5. I am available! Hire me lah!

  6. momo – Sure! You bring CV that says you hari hari attend candlelight vigils wan….

    Ya hor talking about candlelight vigil, lucky we two never go that night or else sure SB marked us and skali bawa us masuk sembang-sembang.

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  9. hahaha… now only you got my message…

    yes, there has been a very “peaceful gathering” yesterday. i wonder if there will be anymore such “peaceful gathering” in penang soon.

    I drove past it on the way home from church. when i look at those peaceful gatherers…. sigh…

    zewt´s last blog post..Any difference?

  10. smart – to have bloggers that are willing to thwart slanderous comments and allegations posted on the Internet.this will help to counterattack those who only knows how to badmouth the govt/opposition in all the thing the govt/opposition does.

    not smart – to actually annouced this move towards the media.then again those who familiar with political blogging must be aware that each political party here in Malaysia might have their own blogger to defend their very own party.

    absolute stupidity – if Adnan reveales the name of the bloggers to the media or other quarters.this will only endanger the security and perhaps the live of the blogger itself.