Archive for the ‘Blogger’ Category

Erase…..Let’s Padam ‘Padam’

In Blogger, Raja Petra on July 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

muststopthis | ….Raja Petra Kamaruddin has been asked to ‘surrender’ himself at the Police Disctrict Headquarters (IPD Pudu) by 10.00am tomorrow on the 17th of June 2008. He was not told why he will be arrested, or neither was he told where and what they are going to charge him for.
This has just been confirmed by RPK’s wife. It looks likely that the Ops Padam has already begun, since Saturday last.

People, let the show begin!

Over the weekend, the Police mounted as many as 12 road blocks in and around Kuala Lumpur which resulted in the traffic jams that left motorist fuming. The reason, as now we have been told was that Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters had apparently posted that a rally will be held near Parliament to protest (whatever for, we were not told).

Some months ago, in fact, some time ago, some alpha bloggers had mentioned the name ‘Ops Padam’ in light of the following and reach that these bloggers had attracted. Bloggers like RPK who is more often than not touted as ‘Blogger King’ and the likes of Rocky, Haris, Zorro, Malaysia Kini, and some others have had their fair share of readership.

Today, at about noon, Anwar Ibrahim was arrested for what was believed to be his involvement in the alleged buggery of his aide. Shortly after that, I had also received a phone call, inadvertently from Marina (RPK’s wife) that they have also received a phone call from their lawyer informing them to be ready for a ‘discussion’ with the police. Discussion or arrest remains unconfirmed…. selanjutnya.

Blame the politicians, not bloggers

In Blogger on July 9, 2008 at 11:18 pm

malaysiakini | …. So when this is the culture that is prevalent today, are we not being hypocrites in accusing Malaysian bloggers as mediums of ‘disinformation, slander, treachery, lies, of distortion and chaos?’

Who started the slanders, the bickering, and the moral and spiritual decay? Who is to blame for the plunder, for the political abuse, unabated corruption, the episodes of billion ringgit scandals, bailouts and the fiascos we have all witnessed?

As I write this letter, I am reliably informed there are banners being put up by those who were rejected by voters in Selangor giving the impression that Malays are being marginalised!

If this is not plain political lunacy and an attempt to create chaos between the various races in the country at a time when anxiety and tensions are high due to the fuel price hike its snowballing effect on prices of goods and services, I wonder what is.

We must remember that Malaysians are looking at higher petrol prices, higher transport charges, food prices, an erosion of purchasing power, a cutback on spending and healthcare all making families vulnerable to all kinds of social disorientation and displacement.

It is easy to read idealistic and lofty speeches written by professional speech-writers and spin masters without really understanding what is written and what it all means in a country totally polarised by race, religion and now, various political divides.

Have we all pondered what it all means in a country now dominated by an on going war of words and ridicule between a former prime minister and his successor, resurrected allegations of sodomy or worse still, the alleged subversion of justice, lies, conspiracies and murder most foul that is making international headlines?… selanjutnya.

Clears Throat: Bloggers are liar!

In Blogger on July 9, 2008 at 2:31 pm

ifiampaklah | ……

He said these attempts, undertaken through Internet blogs, YouTube and SMS, had blemished the principles of the Rukunegara such as loyalty to King and country, upholding the Constitution, the rule of law, good behaviour and morality.

A lot of the bloggers are merely sharing their opinion on the cyberspace about the news they get from the mainstream media. Most of them never suggest that it’s the truth or lie, just their opinion about the news which affects them. On top of that some of them are straight out parody a good recent example: Ten Reasons Why Najib vs Anwar Is Like Dawn Yang vs Xiaxue (just wondering if it’s already been shut down)

By now, everyone should be aware of the highly entertaining fued between Singapore’s queens of controversies Dawn Yang and Xiaxue. Everyone should also be aware of the dramatic battle of one upmanship between our future prime minister Najib Razak, and our other future prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. I’m not sure if I’m the only person who notices this. But… don’t you think the fight between Najib Razak and Anwar Ibrahim is so similar to the fight between Dawn Yang and Xiaxue? Here, let me explain… selanjutnya.

Fitnah di blog: SKMM hanya bertindak bila ada aduan!

In Blogger on July 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Mstar | Tindakan hanya akan diambil ke atas penulis blog sekiranya ada aduan dibuat.

Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) di bawah Kementerian Tenaga Air dan Komunikasi tidak dapat berbuat apa-apa jika tiada laporan dibuat terhadap penyebaran artikel berunsur fitnah yang mengancam kestabilan negara.

Demikian komen Menteri Tenaga, Air dan Komunikasi, Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor ketika diminta mengulas mengenai kenyataan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yang meminta penulis blog dinegara ini berhenti membuat spekulasi dan menyebarkan khabar angin baru-baru ini.

Jelasnya, SKMM tidak akan menyekat kebebasan mana-mana penulis blog untuk menyuarakan pendapat mereka selagi tidak menimbulkan fitnah yang mengugat kestabilan negara.

“SKMM hanya akan bertindak bila ada laporan dibuat terhadap blogger yang menyiarkan artikel berunsur fitnah, lucah dan perkara yang menyalahi undang-undang di negara ini,” kata Shaziman ketika ditemui di Parlimen hari ini.… selanjutnya.

10 Internet News Sites to Get Accreditation

In Blogger, News on July 8, 2008 at 11:59 am

redorbit | …. The Information Ministry will issue 10 online news sites with “media tags” which are given to media organisations “acknowledged” by the government.

These are the mainstream and vernacular newspapers, broadcast television channels and foreign wire agencies.

Bloggers, however, will not be given accreditation even if they report socio-political news as their sites are considered personal in nature.

A senior official with the Information Department said the 10 news portals were approved by the ministry’s secretary-general and that future additions would have to be vetted by him.

The source named Malaysiakini, Agenda Daily and Malaysian Insider as some of the news portals that could apply for accreditation.

“We are in the process of issuing the passes.

“They can start applying to the department,” said the official.

He said the move was in line with the ministry’s decision to have “a more open policy”. It is also in keeping with Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s desire to engage the Internet media.
… selanjutnya.

Lihat kami dari sudut positif! – Rockybru

In Blogger, Rockybru on July 8, 2008 at 5:59 am

MStar | Presiden pro tem National Bloggers Alliance merangkap penasihat Kelab Media Kebangsaan, Ahirudin Attan, yang memblog dengan nama Rocky’s Bru berharap kaedah memblog dapat dilihat dari sudut positif.

“Memberi gambaran negatif tentang memblog atau para bloggers menggambarkan seolah-olah kita sedang menuju balik ke zaman batu dan primitif. Kita sudah melalui perkara ini dulu,” kata Ahirudin sebagai kenyataan balas terhadap Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi yang berkata tindakan menyebarkan fitnah dan pembohongan melalui internet dan SMS untuk mewujudkan persepsi negatif rakyat terhadap kerajaan adalah perbuatan khianat.

Semalam, Abdullah mengingatkan rakyat supaya tidak melayani dan mudah terpengaruh dengan pelbagai fitnah dan pembohongan yang disebarkan menerusi laman blog dan YouTube.

Ahirudin berkata beliau turut terkilan dengan label pengkhianat yang ditujukan kepada para bloggers.

Perdana Menteri turut menyelar perbuatan menyebarkan fitnah melalui internet dan SMS itu sebagai melanggar prinsip Rukunegara seperti Kesetiaan Kepada Raja dan Negara, Keluhuran Perlembagaan, Kedaulatan Undang-undang serta Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan.

“Sekiranya ada unsur fitnah atau hasutan dalam mana-mana blog atau laman web, maka pihak berkuasa hendaklah mengambil tindakan dengan kadar segera,” kata Ahirudin lagi…. selanjutnya.

No Mogok, No Strike

In Blogger on July 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm

kadirjasin | SEDIKIT penjelasan. Blog ini tidak mogok.

We’re open for business as usual.

Ya, kita menyampah, mual dan loya dengan permainan politik para pembesar dan masalah yang mereka bebankan ke atas bahu rakyat jelata.

Yes, we’re fed-up with their infantile behaviour and antics, their mudslinging and washing filthy linen in public. But we’re not striking. That’s not our way of protesting.

You think Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, Anwar Ibrahim and a host of other VIPs care if we strike?

I think they’re happy if we go on strike. Better still if we close our blogs for good.

Pucuk dicita, ulam mendatang. Orang mengantuk disorongkan bantal.

Bukan semua pembesar Umno bersikap terbuka macam Menteri Penerangan Ahmad Shabery Chek yang mahu berbaik-baik dengan para pemblog.

Saki baki pembesar Umno dan pemerintah yang benci kepada blog masih ramai.

They cannot accept the reality that the online media are here to stay and people are no longer listening only to the mainstream media.

Blogger Jailani Harun (Just Read) noted that Minister in the PMD, Mohd Zahid Hamidi, had made a statement in Jakarta urging Malaysians who are staying abroad not to read blogs about Malaysia.

Zahid, a throwback of Anwar Ibrahim’s Umno era, had told his audience that contents of Malaysian blogs are “mere lies” and urged them to read the official news portal “for real political news.”

I am pleased to note that there are overseas Malaysians who read this humble blog of ours and participate regularly in our debate.

I think they will continue to read blogs and independent news portals alongside official news portals to compare news so to speak.

Take the reports on the anti-oil price hike in Kelana Jaya last night.

Bernama said: “PETALING JAYA, July 7 (Bernama) — The plan by the Coalition Against the Fuel Price Hike (Protes) to gather one million people to pressure the government to reduce the oil price, fell well short of the target when only about 10,000 people turned up at the Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium, near here, Sunday night.”

But Malaysikini reported: “Coalition Against Inflation (Protes) estimated 30,000 people were in the stadium to hear Anwar (Ibrahim), turning the football field into a sea of red T-shirts.”

So, in short, the people will continue to read blogs and independent news portals no matter how hard the likes of Zahid try to spook and discourage them.

And for that reason, we in this blog are not going on strike or throw in the towel, God willing.

no2umno – setuju … gua pun tak mogok, tapi gua blogger yang banyak cuti dari kerja. So … apa masalahnya?

Malaysian bloggers on strike

In Blogger, Rockybru on July 5, 2008 at 11:17 am


I do solemnly and sincerely join Marina and my blogging bros in declaring meluat (utter disgust) at politicians and their machais who are taking Malaysian politics and Malaysians down into the pits of shame in the name of their own glory.

I blame one man for our woes. I blame the Prime Minister. Abdullah Badawi’s Administration must stop gambling with our future as a nation. It should go back to work to revive our dwindling economy. Bring back the top economists to take charge of our economy instead of leaving it to bankers, corporate leaders, politicians, and the people at Khazanah.

And Politicians! Stop politicizing Altantuya, sodomy, statutory declarations, the judiciary, the police, and the people’s wellbeing.

You are there to do a job, so let’s see you start doing it.

Read Marina’s I think I’ll go on strike
Jeff Ooi’s Visit Meliwat Year 08
Wong Chun Wai’s Sick, Tired and Fed up

Fitnah dan kebenaran

In Blogger, Matsamankati on June 28, 2008 at 11:27 am

matsamankati – […] Selepas pilihanraya, bila dah menang, pembangkang yang dah jadi kerajaan beralih kepada media perdana.Nak buat sidang media, panggil RTM, NST, Star, TV3. Bila MSM putar belit cerita, depa komplen, kata MSM tak boleh harap. Dulu, webmasters dan bloggers yang sokong pembangkang, disanjung dan dipuji. Tapi bila dah menang, sapa yang peduli kepada laman web dan bloggers? Sebaliknya, pemimpin dan penyokong Pakatan Rakyat menyalahkan bloggers dan webmasters sebagai penyebar khabar angin dan fitnah. Kalau hentam Umno, semua betul, semua percaya. Tapi kalau hentam Pas, PKR atau DAP, tu semua fitnah.

Dalam politik, tidak ada kebenaran hakiki, yang ada hanya persepsi. Siapa yang dilihat benar, dan siapa yang dilihat salah. Kalau aku kata aku hanya seorang gembala kambing, mati hidup balik orang tak akan percaya. Tapi kalau orang tuduh aku jadi ejen Umno, aku nafi pun, orang tak kan percaya cakap aku. Benar atau salah tidak penting.

Aku tulis bila aku sudah pasti apa yang aku cakap. Kalau tidak, aku kategorikan sebagai polifiksyen, walaupun isinya banyak yang betul. Kalau setakat Pak Din Roti Canai yang cakap, aku pun tak ambil pot. Tapi kalau pemimpin Pas atau PKR yang cakap, yang tu kena ambil serius…. selanjutnya.

Blog readers not necessarily opposition sympathisers

In Blogger on June 17, 2008 at 9:25 am

thestar – […] The study Peranan dan Pengaruh Internet dan Kewartawanan Bloggers Terhadap Pengundi Semasa Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia 2008 (The Role and Influence of the Internet and Journalistic Bloggers on Voters during the 2008 General Election) was conducted by Prof Madya Dr Baharuddin Aziz, Dr Rahmat Ghazali and Dr Abd Rasid Abd Rahman from Universiti Teknologi Mara’s Communications and Media Studies Faculty.

About 80% of respondents were aware of blogs, which were popular with the middle class and below.

“After making the cross matching, we found that there was no strong evidence that supports the notion that the Internet content had moved people to vote for the opposition,” Dr Baharuddin told Bernama here recently.

He said many newspaper readers and television viewers had also switched to supporting the opposition in the March 8 polls…. selanjutnya.

no2umno said – Wakakakaka