Straight Out Of The Mouth Of Fools: Malaysian Bloggers Should Be Registered

Apparently, most Malaysian politicians have no clue when it comes to the Internet and blogging in particular. While it would make more sense to set up blogs and other social networks which will be more beneficial, some clueless politicians in Malaysia are attacking the technology itself and not being pragmatic at all on the issue.

Head on to Edrei’s post if you want to know what I’m talking about (because I’m definitely not going to link to the original The Star post).

Blogging is not an entirely new Internet phenomenon; if only Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor studied the topic with at least 0.25% of his brain’s capabilities, he would see that even politicians and lawmakers from other countries such as the UK and the USA have been harnessing the power of blogging to gain grassroots support for their causes.

And what have Malaysian governmental web sites been doing? Apparently they are still trapped in the times of animated GIFs, scrolling marquees and slow loading Java applets. And somehow these people think that they know what’s best for Malaysian internet users, specifically bloggers? Give me a bloody break!

Want to know what this proposed registration exercise reminds me of? Here are two similar events that came to mind:

I’m glad that my MP, Dato’ Shahrir Samad, pointed out that bloggers were very aware of their own ethics and responsibility for content on their sites.

My only wish is that blog-bashers such as Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor will use more intelligence when commenting on topics that he seems clueless about. It scares me to think that such a person is holding a key post in the Energy, Water and Communications Ministry.

6 responses to “Straight Out Of The Mouth Of Fools: Malaysian Bloggers Should Be Registered”.

  1. papajoneh Says:

    i have nothing more to say. it’s a hot topic and i bet most bloggers knows about this now and just waiting for the blog explosive posts coming in the PPS.

  2. kucau Says:

    no comment. let the idiot talk

  3. Site Admin Azmeen Says:

    papajoneh,
    You should have something to say. You’re a blogger too. Furthermore, you’re hosted on a Malaysian server. What if they made you to wear a shirt with a huge red BLOGGER written on it?

    kucau,
    I’d resist every attempt by the Blog Registraction Act Malaysia 200x to obtain your IP address due to your use of the word “idiot” to describe our glorious politicians ;)

  4. kucau Says:

    thanks azmeen , btw i dont have any other words to describe them .

  5. papajoneh Says:

    azmeen, I was and am prohibited to comment on this matter. ;)

  6. cindy Says:

    I am hosted in a Malaysian server. If they made me register, I’ll happily transfer ALL my websites to overseas hosting. :mrgreen: