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.
The United Malays National Organisation, orUMNO, (Malay: Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu), is the right-Wing and the largest political party in Malaysia and a founding member of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has ruled the country uninterruptedly since its independence. It is known for being a major proponent of Malay Supremacy or ketuanan Melayu and mild Islamic fundamentalism, which holds that the Malays and other Muslims are the “definitive” people of Malaysia and, thus, deserve special privileges as their birthright. (information on UMNO sourced from wiki)
The above on UMNO is just to ‘educate’ readers before the 12th Malaysia election on March 8, 2008.
Now, a piece of news for entertainment sake. Our very ‘respected’ and ‘informed’ Minister of Information said we Malaysians only use the internet for booking airline tickets and surfing for naked photos of Edison Chen and sex tape of Chua Soi Lek. How clever………………….Our Information minister just informed the whole world that we are but a bunch of very rich folks who fly all the time and we are also perverts looking for naked photos of Cecelia Cheung and all the Hongkong actresses.
Is the the kind of people you are going to vote into office? Hell, NO!
MALAYSIA’s Information MinisterZainuddin 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.
He claimed that he is not worried that blogs and forums critical of the incumbent Barisan Nasional coalition would affect its chances of winning the election.
Since independence in 1957, the multi-ethnic coalition has won every election.
He stressed that young Malaysians would not turn to the Internet for political news.
He said: ‘My children are young professionals and enjoy surfing the Internet. But they don’t read blogs.’
Mr Zainuddin pointed out that Malaysians are a mature lot and would rather give more credibility to newspaper reports than the ‘gossipy news’ on the Internet.
He said that while Malaysia respects press freedom and the right of expression, these liberties are not absolute and must be exercised responsibly.
Mr Zainuddin alluded to how sensitive press reports fanned the Sino-Malay racial riots in May 1969.
REMEMBER – When you cast your vote, vote for anything but UMNO, MCA, GERAKAN, MIC or any parties related to Barisan Nasional. It doesn’t matter which opposition parties you vote for. Don’t worry that if you vote DAP, we are going to see Lim Kit Siang as PM. Don’t be fooled that if you vote PAS, we are all going to see PAS leader as PM. Don’t be misled that if you vote for PKR, Anwar will become PM. This will not happen! What we will get is a more balanced Parliament. Something that has a balance of UMNO, MCA, Gerakan, MIC, PKR, DAP, PAS and etc etc. It will means there are less people like Zam making fools of us Malaysians. When we have more oppositions, they will have more voices to questions all those cases that have been conveniently swept under the carpet. Remember the investigation by the ACA regarding the Tourism Minister and the promotion of tourism in Korea? Remember all the bocor buildings built by Samy Vellu? Remember how many broken highways that were built with our tax payers money?
And what is this piece of news I read on our mainstream media? They detained an 11 years old girl?
From the total, 151 were later released, including rally coordinator S. Manickavasagam and Hindraf adviser R. Raguram. Also released was an 11-year-old girl.
children holding roses had planned to gather outside the Parliament building and the leaders wanted to hand over a memorandum on improving the lot of the Indian community.
At 9.20am, police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd at Jalan Raja Laut after repeated warnings went unheeded.
Added : Is it true that the Malaysia election day will be on March 8th 2008? It has to be during the school holidays but normally on a working day. Anyone has news? When is voting day?
You know, with the 2008 Malaysia general election coming soon, I wonder if our politicians, both opposition and ruling can advertise on blogs?
The US parties all advertise through blogs and some even campaign through paid posts. Take a look at this Google ad taken from my politicians joke post:
John McCain campaign goes on Google Adsense.
So, I wonder if our Malaysian politicians are going to campaign for the Malaysia 2008 election through this method?
Hey, MCA, MIC, UMNO, DAP, Gerakan, PKR, PAS dan lain-lain, hire me! Place ads! Buy a paid post! I can write from any angle. You don’t need to walk in the smelly wet markets, trudge through bazaars, smile till your face muscles ache, shake till your hands get cramps, jalan till you get blisters, talk till you are hoarse. Just buy a paid post or place a banner.
Muahahahar…you can do it through my agent Nuffnang, or hire direct. The number to call is 1-300-pasti-menang
Updated : To the question, will the ruling party know who we vote, the answer is NO. In this 12th Malaysia General election, the ruling is they are not supposed to write down our registrar number. So, VOTE WITHOUT FEAR!
I have voted three times in the Malaysia election, I think. Or is it twice, I cannot remember. But what I do remember are fuss we have to go through each pilihanraya because my hubby and I have different places to go to. This is because we are too lazy to change our electoral register or whatever you call that. When we were single, we came from different places and we never change our addresses to where we are living now.
My accountant husband notice the ballot chit has numbers on it. And both of us wonder…….. All those ballot chits numbers can be tallied to the list of voters. Does this mean that our ruling party, i.e. the one who won the election can actually trace back to our ballot chits and find out whom do we vote for?
Is this why our Malaysia Government servants are all obliged to vote for the ruling party? Or am I mistaken here? Are they free to choose which party they prefer? Am I asking a very sensitive question here? Suppose the ruling party did not get the 2/3 majority, does this means all the Government servants are still in employment? Ok, stupid question but pertinent. Otherwise, why are they afraid? Or they are not because we are a democratic country? Or are we? LOL.
And seriously, I have always thrown the undi kesian or sympathy vote in every Malaysia election. I don’t care if they are PAS, DAP or PKR. Why? Because we need balance. We must go for the underdogs so that some of them can be in the Dewan Parliamen to bark a bit or else everyone gets lazy.
This 12th Malaysia election 2008, I am going back to where I belong, i.e. a Malay majority area. * sings ‘Fly me to the moon’ *
a bunch of politicians are ready to sweat it out in the hot sun, under a small tent, outside my apartment unit guard house at 12 noon with smiling faces.
I had wanted to take a photo of them the other day but I was in a rush to go out. Moreover, I was taking my DSLR camera so it is too eye-catching to do so. But it is nice to see there are people who are willing to stand in the hot, hot, hot, killing, burning sun to greet us residents with a smiling face, ever ready to help and serve. (duh)
The dacing flapped in the air. The machine to check our constituency on the table and they are ready to pounce on anyone who go near to grab our votes. I am not from this area where I am living but somewhere far far away. Been thinking of changing over here but too lazy to go near over friendly people. Maybe I can bring them some ‘End of the Word, The End is Near’ leaflets I picked up from those scary Christian evangelists (no, not my own church but some freakish travelling angmohs who speak Mandarin). Maybe if they get too chummy, I take out those leaflets and preach end times to them? LOL. Sure to get them to faster faster get their job of changing my address and waving bye-bye to me.
***If you will please excuse my typing errors because I am not wearing my contacts right now. I am typing with my ‘feel’ only. Lately, I haven’t been using contacts lenses that often due to fear of getting an eye infection again. After reading all those scary news, one can never be too sure. ****
Now I just wonder, if I decide to take up politics and run under independent party, what symbol shall I use. Bull’s head have been taken. Umbrella too. How about auntie’s panty? You think can ah? BTW, when is the next general elections? 2008 right?