Like my blogger mate KTemoc, I was equally shocked at Mahaguru’s latest post about “Zorro“. A link to that controvesial post appeared in Malaysiakini.

The comment in the post is not only provocative but sounds ‘malicious’ though I am sure it is more of ‘eagerness’ on Mahaguru’s part to convince others of his own “multiculturalism (and therefore the Hindraf rally is “racist” in nature)” when he wrote that post about Zorro than pure malice.

It’s always a mistake to be reactionary. It’s a bigger mistake to jump to conclusions. And the biggest mistake of all is not practising good blogging habits, and that is, to check your facts, before you publish your post.

After observing bloggers and the blogosphere for sometime, we learn about the personalities and characters behind the blog name, taglines and URLs. But no matter how sure we are about others, or think we know them, it is best to check and double check, preferably contacting the blogger or person involved. After all, another blogger is simply an email away.

Uncle Bernard, as I call Zorro, did not write this comment, which Mahaguru ‘cheerfully’ blogged about because he thought that he had an ally for his stand on the controversial Hindraf rally. When I saw the post, I immediately sent an email to Zorro, who later emailed Mahaguru, requesting him to delete the incriminating post.

Friends, there are many cyber-troopers, crazy and criminal ones these days going around messing up people’s blogs with foul messages and insane comments. To rile up the blog owner is one thing, but to create misunderstanding within the blogosphere, by immitating other commentators’ nicknames, spreading falsehood, lies and racism is a big issue. To me, this is a crime. Which is why I’ve started moderating my blog, something which I hate to do, and thought I would never do, but now have no choice.

As KTemoc says: Zainol (mahaguru58) posted a letter purportedly from blogger Zorro which, even if it was a satire, was extremely racist and in bloody poor taste. It’s Tamil bashing at its irredeemable worst.

I know and met Uncle Bernard and from my interaction with him, I know for sure he is NOT a racist. Mahaguru’s post titled “Blogger Zorro’s sound advice to Hindu Racists in Malaysia” is reproduced in this blog for record only, and to tell all and sundry that Zorro DID NOT write this. Whoever who did this is really SICK and probably needs a big dose of medicines, rehabilitation and probably social and mental reconstruction.

I know after knowning this, Mahaguru will drop his post (see inside):

I received today in my blog here a comment from one established and very wise fellow Malaysian Blogger whom I respect and appreciate his straight to the point observations.

He is amongst the stalwarts of the Malaysian Blogosphere and the man doesn’t pull any punches!
As his Blogging ID entails, Zorro never runs away from facing up to the bad ones amongst us here in the Blogosphere.

It is my pleasure and honor to present to you El Zorro with his zig zag cut you down version of how he sees things regarding the racist extremists amongst HINDRAF members trying to create a storm right here in our beloved nation.

It is Malaysians like him who makes me believe that there is still hope for us to build a better Malaysia, home for all reasonable and rational folks. Those who don’t like it can vamoose to wherever they say the grass is greener and bullshit smells like perfume!

Arriba arriba andele…

***********************************************************************************

Hi all,

Racial. Racist. All country in this world have this problem.

Including America (to African American), China and Japan. How about India???

Well for your info, in India, the TAMILS were discriminated against by the Urdu. Even Sikhs were economically better than the Tamils. Apart from some Tamil superstar, other Tamil population in India are very poor.

Have any of you here gone to India??? Why did the British bring the Tamil races here???

Why??Why??

Simple… majority of the Tamil in Malaysia are coming from the lower caste, which suddenly when they arrive in Malaysia and have a good life, they change their caste (Which is illegal in Hindu. If a a Ksatriya, forever u are Ksatriya. If you are untouchable, forever u are untouchable.)

All this lower castes were sent by the higher castes of the new Indian Government after the Chola Dynasty that lost the war with the British and Mogul empire. They sold their lower caste people to the British to wage the war with Mogul and other Tamil prince..

Hehehehe.. thats why the majority of Tamil Malaysians don’t want to go back to India.

Can u imagine the Tamils from Malaysia going back to India?? Work all day, their females getting raped by the higher caste (which is also illegal in Hinduism), and they cannot go up of their caste like in Tamil Movie.. all that just a fantasy, which made Rajnikant a Tamil film hero and also very rich.

Thats about racist… how about religion????

In India, all the world know what they did to Muslim, Christian, Sikh and also Hindu (lower caste).

No need to elaborate. What’s the situation in Malaysia??? Simple.. The Hindu practitioners are not a majority. Just around 2 million only.

BUT… they build so many temple for different type of gods in so many places.

Is it logical to build a Hindu temple in a Malay majority population area???

Is it logical to build a Hindu temple at a Chinese majority population area???

And, is it logic to build a big mosque in an Indian majority population area? I speak about facts.

When I was a small kid in Ipoh, there is a small Hindu temple beneath a palm oil tree.

In a Chinese majority neighborhood. Every week they placed food offerings, and many things that generate a not so good smell.. I remember many of my Chinese friends went there to steal milk, eggs and fruits and placed them at their grandparents tombs..

As a summary, the Malaysian Government also demolishes mosques in Malaysia. If and when it is necessary.

Why are there no complaints about Buddhist temples being destroyed??? Because they build the temples in the right place. Think and then reply to my email.. Give me facts ok?.. Facts!

You want to demolish the Bumiputra status?

Never cross that boundary. This is a warning.

Don’t go cross that boundary my friend. Think before you act.

If you don’t care about your self, then care about your family and your next generation when you are unable to even pick the “madhu” bottle.

If you choose to elect DAP, Sammy Vellu will no longer have power in the BN.

Which after this, MIC will be unable to make demands to the BN. Hehehehe.

That’s good actually.. Don’t you forget that the BN will never lose even if there are no Indian supporters.

At Ijok, the BN put an Indian as the Wakil Rakyat.

Be careful. Don’t be trapped by the leader that wants to have power.

Religion has been used by Atal Behari Vajpayee to rise into power. He used it very well. He also triggered the Hindu-Muslim clashes that killed 10,000 Muslim (mostly females and children). What a fact huh!

The special status of Bumiputra is a status given to protect Malays. It maybe not relevant now. But it needs time to implement the changes.

Now we use the meritocracy system to enter University. The Malaysian Government also does not select Malays as government civil servants even though Malays have more than qualified certificates. Because there are reserved places for Chinese and Indian officers. Government contracts are still given to Malays but at the end of the day, such contracts are also distributed together with their MIC and MCA cronies.

Mingle around… To Muslims! Don’t be too extreme (like PAS). To Hindu’s! Don’t be too extreme (Like Hindraf).

Imagine if we make the illegal temple demolitions as a big issue, suddenly PAS take this as their political weapon and use it to trigger the more extremist factions to retaliate…. What will happen???

Some of you tell me that Singaporeans do not practice this double class standard.

You are wrong.. do you know that Singapore does not allow Malays to become soldiers????

Whilst in Malaysia, our Government begs the Chinese and Indians to become Government servants.

In Singapore there are no Tamil schools or Malay schools. There are only Government Schools.

Why Indians in Malaysia want to have Tamil schools???? Why our government does not use force for all Malaysians to study only in government schools like in Singapore and India?

If you argue that our Government is too soft. I agree. Thats true my brothers.

My friend Abdul Halim (previously he was a Hindu. Converted as a Muslim around 3-4 years ago) told me that HINDRAF is also not satisfied because of many religious things such as Sharia law, temples and many more.

He also gave me much information about HINDRAF to me and my fellow friends.

My answer is yes, you have a point to argue. But don’t do anything to trigger the extreme dark side of the majority of the Malay population. Please don’t.

We are still in a process to build up our nation. Arguing and debating will increase our knowledge. Which is very good. I know about what the Malaysian Indian community have gone through.

I also know what the Malays have gone through. At the end of the day it is up to us to help our selfs.

Not depending on Government subsidy or place or anything. I have not received any subsidy my bro… the Chinese have not received any subsidy my bro… I am right am I not??

Don’t u hate it when I always have facts?

I have many Indian friends here at my workplace. (An International University).

They told me that the HINDRAF ‘s resolution isn’t wise.

Whether they are lying to me or or not I don’t know. But I welcome anybody who wants to meet me and I will introduce you to them.

I like facts and statistics. Give me more. We can carry on debating. Want to play?? C’mon….

Love,

Zorro.

Malaysiakini and Malaysia Today is the playground of this fighter for all Malaysians. You might run across him and the All Blogs taikors whenever there is a major issue at play or a Blogger gets arrested and incarcerated. Zorro will definitely be there to save the day! Hahahahaha.

38 responses »

  1. Dan-yel says:

    This is disturbing.

  2. padzac says:

    very disturbing and i’m feeling sick in my tummy now.

    know what, susan, i’ve been reading zorro’s blog for quite some time now and anyone who is familiar with the way zorro writes would know (for sure) the letter did not come from him.

    on another note (i have to put in a quip here): rajni kanth is not a tamil. he’s a maharastran, a northern indian lah.

    recently i read a post by another famous blogger who blogs in malay: who classified those who are in the brahmin caste as being white-skinned (putih), the brown ones somewhere in the middle. and “black” (he used the word hitam) skinned ones are usually from the lowest kaste (sudra) or are the casteless harijans (untouchables). aisay, where did this person get this information lah?

    wikipedia has some good info about the tamil people. perhaps you guys would like to read up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_people

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_diaspora

  3. wits0 says:

    I do not vist Zorros’s Blog often but from the times that I did, it’s easily evident that the above is not genuine Zorro’s stuff. It’s also simply too crass, parochial and disingenuous. Another act of Bullshitdo from the same Code by conceited cyber trooper(s).

  4. MAHAGURU58 says:

    Dear Susan,

    As you know by now, yours truly has been had by that impersonator.
    I have promptly deleted the said post and from now on will be only approving legitimate bloggers comments to me.

    After this unfortunate ‘awakening’, I am afraid that I will have no other options but to strictly vet incoming comments or links.

    I have posted a global apology to Bernard Khoo @ the ‘real’ Zorro.

    Sincerely,

    MAHAGURU58

  5. […] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerptZorro denies ‘racist’ comments on Hindraf Posted in HEADS UP!, MALAYSIAN MADNESS, Pissed-off on November 29, 2007 by sloone Like my blogger mate KTemoc, I was equally shocked at Mahaguru’s latest post about “Zorro“. A link to that controvesial post appeared in Malaysiakini. The comment in the post is not only provocative but sounds ‘malicious’ though I am sure it is more of ‘eagerness’ on Mahaguru’s part to convince others of his own “multiculturalism (and therefore the Hindraf rally is “rac […]

  6. ken says:

    Quote: ” yours truly has been had by that impersonator.”

    Incredible!

  7. […] blog, another blog which i read daily as well. for your convenience sake, here’s the direct LINK to the post, only the latter half of the blog post was by the […]

  8. Hunk says:

    This is sickening to the core of a premeditated dissection intended for trumping up a discordance by a very boorish or mentally disorientated character.

    I remotely read Zorro’s blog but as a stepping stone in a blue moon, but it is mere foolishless to beleive such radical epistolary is originated from a man of such ultra prominent in the blogosphere, having knowing him secondary wherein almost every blogs has his link.

    I immediately patronizes his blog having read this and found an inversion of epitome to this lame verbiages of this impersonator as Zorro, a.k.a. Bernard Khoo dwells in profound English, a pacifist and a friend in need, indeed. I just wrote this in my earlier postings “Zorro has shown suavity in elucidations” to defuse some prolong arguments between commenters.
    https://sloone.wordpress.com/2007/11/26/only-hypocrites-will-ask-hindraf-not-to-rally/#comments

    It’s a pity one blogger even silliest to a fault, would have mistaken such dichtonomy. As Zorro would forgive him, who will not? But to the cybertrooper/s, Zorro is a saviour and YOU, the malicious ROBIN HOOD
    is nothing but deranged sucker!

  9. bamboo river says:

    I read Zorro’s blog all the time, I don’t see or read anything racist.
    In fact my ‘machas’ was touched for what Zorro had blogged when show I them his blogsite.

  10. kittykat46 says:

    Yup, more and more cyber-troopers coming into Blogs.

    Instead of engaging bloggers with alternative facts and reasoning, they resort to dirty tricks and slime. And yes, their political masters swim in that kind of sewage.

  11. lucia says:

    this is one of the pitfall of being a famous blogger (cyber trooper impersonating you). luckily i’m not famous. lol. just joking.

    i had met zorro, the kindly, fatherly ‘uncle bernard’ before and can guarantee you he is not racist at all. hey zorro was the first person i read about who was so eager to join in the hindraf rally… to support the marginalised indians (not support hindraf).

    yes we must all be careful of cyber troopers, impersonators, crazy comenters and so on. as a blogger, we must not be quick to jump to conclusion too when we see some familiar names posting some ‘unfamiliar’ writings!

  12. hutchrun says:

    Hindraf should use the opportunity:

    The H2A temporary agricultural program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature.

    http://www.americaimmigration.org/article.asp?article=workvisa_h-2a

  13. hutchrun says:

    In the mean time, HINDRAF opened up a bank account to support their cause. The details as follows:

    HINDRAF ENTERPRISE
    RHB Bank account number 21409900063168
    Mr. Vasan at 019-371-8451

    http://www.bmahendran.com/

  14. hutchrun says:

    Enterprise?

  15. hutchrun says:

    Kemudian dia mengambil ID pekerja saya dari dompet saya dan campakkan keluar dari kereta. Masa itu, saya meminta jangan campak tetapi dia terus memaki saya seperti berikut :-

    “ You India keling pasti masuk lokap, kamu akan hilang kerja, tak payah ada ID, Ini negara Islam, apasal you ada sini, kalau mau curi balik India “

    http://malaysiansabroad.net/blogs/2007/11/23/youth-cries-assault-racism/

  16. zorro says:

    Thanks guys. I owe a responsibility to readers to be factual before I turn grouchy or abrasive. Thanks again for the support.

    Susan, appreciate your posting on this. Its a good lesson we all can learn. ….be ready for the unexpected. Take care girl.

  17. Sivaji says:

    TechFun has left a new comment on the post “Al-Jazeera”:

    MG: First, have you ever seen unbiased evidence of Al Jazeera falsifying reports? I have not. Second, have your politicians ever lied to you before? In my case in the USA, I cannot say yes.

    So far for me, Al Jazeera has a better track record for honesty than the US Government.

    MG has left a new comment on the post “Al-Jazeera”:

    dear Techfun,

    thank you for your comment. i wish to state that I am not claiming Al Jazeera is falsifying news.

    All i want is the truth.

    Now, let me give you a sample of what i mean.

    This is what Al Jazeera has claimed.

    and now, this is what malaysian media says(watch till the end)

    Clearly someone is telling lies here.

    If Al Jazeera is not liying, they better start defending their point. else i would be forced to sue Al Jazeera to get the real truth out of everyone.

    please note that i still have faith that Al Jazeera follows their Code of Ethics. But the whole country of malaysia has declared them as liers.

    so tell me, how am i to accept, trust or use any information from Al Jazeera if my country declared them as liers ?

    TechFun has left a new comment on the post “Al-Jazeera”:

    MG: i watched both videos and I don’t see any conflict. I did notice that on the second one, BEFORE the English portion, the footage was all of cheerful peaceful protesters with no evidence of the people sprayed with water or soap or whatever that was. And the person from the government kept contradicting himself about allowing protest and the protest being illegal. He seemed to refuse to give a clear answer.

    Not speaking whatever language was being spoken on the early part of the video its hard for me to judge, but nothing in the Al Jazeera coverage seemed to be at odds with the video footage shown on both videos. The second video just seemed to stay away from that whole part of the protest where the police intervened.

    MG has left a new comment on the post “Al-Jazeera”:

    good, now have a look at this news.

    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/11/13/nation/19453633&sec=nation

    quote :

    Describing the coverage as biased, unfair and confusing to people living overseas, he said he would write to the station stating that the Government was aware of what the station was trying to do.

    now thats what i call as a hard slam impact right on the face of Al Jazeera.

    And being a fan of Al Jazeera you are now marked as a fan of Al Jazeera, the satellite television station that is biased, unfair and confusing the people.

    MG has left a new comment on the post “Al-Jazeera”:

    they make use of Al Jazeera, took their video, edited it (with or without authorization), made the demonstration to look calm, and finally claim Al Jazeera to be a big lier and actors.

    Kudos.

  18. Sagaladoola says:

    Hi Susan,

    I have a request to make. Can you please move this in your blog? If possible, can you pass this to whoever you think can help as well?

    The People’s Parliament: People, we got rid of Fairuz. Now get rid of Rashid

    Time is scarce and the issue is critical.

    Many thanks…

  19. Equaliser says:

    This ‘zorro’ pariah dog is talking pure crap. What is written is not true!

  20. Hunk says:

    Cyber trooper is the first suspect. Never ever thought of an ‘inside’ job jealousy? I was thinkin of that as well.

  21. Maxwell says:

    You deserve it Zorro. Next time around, just call yourself Bernard Khoo and not Zorro. Otherwise, you send the wrong signal to everyone and when that happens, blame yourself above the perpetrators. Cheers and “MERRY CHRISTMAS UNCLE BERNARD”. GOD BLESS.

  22. Maxwell says:

    Susan. Well done and good job so far. Let’s hope that you will NOT be troubled by another “Zorro-Like” misfortune. Better edit what is posted here. Cheers.

  23. David says:

    Susan,

    David here, your old friend from the Lunas by-election days of Nov 2000. I have read Zorro’s postings and that guy purportedly trying to be him is nothing but an UMNO cybertrooper, trying to create mischief! It’s good you publish his comments in full to let the people judge for themselves how UMNO cybertroopers have descended to such despicable depths. Noble of mahagaru to delete the posting and apologize to Zorro.

    Another victim of hacking/spam is Alfred Ho. Someone who hacked into his blog wrote a message purportedly in Alfred’s name to say he had been stuck in the US while attending an Aids conference and demanded U$2000! I rang up Alfred and he said he did not send the message and complained that someone had hacked into his blog.

  24. casper says:

    This is where Mahaguru is not so Maha.

    Right off the tone and substance of the incriminating posting by the impostor reeks of malicious content. Mistake it may be but it also reflects what’s in the mind of Mahaguru. You let yourself down when you identify with the malicious letter and made it public knowledge by endorsing it.

    It is going to take some repair whether Mahaguru exemplifies a typical ‘leka’ attitutde (for not checking source) or worst, *Mahaguru is just a plain closeted racist who thinks otherwise.

    * Go read again the malicious content, it is nasty, warp and dangerous.

    Note: Casper, Mahaguru has repented. He has deleted the post and apologised for it. And we all make mistakes. Give everyone a chance to make amends.

  25. extrapreneur says:

    I’m sure zorro wasn’t trying to be racist, he had a sword to use, they’d already done too many sequels to his film so he decided to carve the letter ‘Z’ in to Hindraf’s head. Hahaha. Check out my blog at http://www.extrapreneur.wordpress.com

  26. bamboo river says:

    Hey , Mahaguru made a genuine mistake. Give him a break lahhhhhh🙂

  27. Holy Ghost says:

    c.a.s.p.e.r, oh, c.as.p.e.r, (sychronize mimicking of Susan’s earlier posting…”Pondan, oh, pondan,)…Hehehehehehe. Don b laik dat lah, aiyoh. Zollo is not de 1 whu calli vandettas lah, i thought u r a frienly ghost lah,

    Once its ova its ova lah, Mahagulu did it inadvertently lah and repeatedly asked for Zollo’s forgiveness lah. Aiyah Casper, if I tell u i slept more with my ‘enemies’ than frienz lah, u wouldn’t beleive me even if i have told u .)

  28. Jawohl says:

    Describing the Thirties excavations in Kedah, which confirmed that Bujang was a Srivijaya empire port — dating back to the 4th century — within easy sailing distance of India, Time magazine reported in 2000, “But an Indian Malaysian visiting the Bujang Valley might come away feeling demeaned rather than proud — and that would be no accident.” Anthony Spaeth, the writer, went on to say that “the official literature does its best to downplay, even denigrate, the Indian impact on the region”.

    Ironically, the Indian minority’s further marginalization coincided with the long tenure (1981-2003) of the former prime minister, the ethnic Indian medical doctor, Mahathir Mohamad. He also took Malaysia further along the road to Islamization. A kind of competitive Islam was at play under him with the fundamentalist Parti Islam SeMalaysia demanding Sharia law and Mahathir’s subsequently disgraced lieutenant, Anwar Ibrahim, peddling what he called Islamic values without “Arabisation”.
    http://malaysianminorities.blogspot.com/2007/12/overseas-and-unhappy-india-needs-to-pay.html

  29. Jawohl says:

    On 20th November, 2007, bodoh! bodoh! bodoh! tabled the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2007 in Parliament for its first reading. This bill seeks to extend the retirement age of EC members to 66.

    The bill is scheduled for the second and third reading on 11th December, 2007.

    Kim Quek has written an excellent piece on this disgraceful move to tinker with the constitution. It appears in Malaysiakini and you can read it HERE.

    On the day scheduled for the second and third reading of the bill, BERSIH is planning a gathering outside Parliament at 11am to call on parliamentarians to vote against the bill.

    What can we do now?
    http://skymonky.wordpress.com/2007/12/01/do-or-die/

  30. Hantu Laut says:

    That’s the hazard of blogging. You write something, some people don’t like, instead of sensible discourse they desecrate your blog with obscenities and racial slurs.

    I have not escaped the appalling behaviour of these sewer-mouthed shit heads.Only few days ago,after my post on HINDRAF, a few came to my blog and showered me with profound obscenities,racial slurs and language that can only come from the progeny of bad upbringing.

  31. hantutelur says:

    Racist, racism, is bad. Same goes to being disrespect to others’ religion. Good people don’t talk bad about others – race or religion or the size of one’s private part

  32. heliconia says:

    Dear Susan

    Way to go !! Keep ur blog up….!🙂

  33. BrightEyes says:

    Not the first time our friend has been gypped…😀

  34. chandran says:

    Why DPM worry. He got plenty money. Mebbe he instigated violent police reaction to scuttle Khairy`s plans to be next PM.
    DPM could be trying to undermine Bodowee.

  35. casava says:

    MEDIA STATEMENT
    3-12-2007

    RE : 1. PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY CASUALTIES
    2. AT LEAST ONE ALLEGEDLY KILLED
    3. POLICE BEAT UP AND POLICE BRUTALITY ON
    PEACEFUL ASSEMBLERS.
    4. AT LEAST ONE SUFFERED FROM PARTIAL PARALYSIS AS A RESULT OF FORCED INHALATION OF EXCESSIVE TEAR GAS AND CHEMICAL LACED WATER CANON.
    5. ONE HUNDRED OVER BELIEVED INJURED.
    http://policewatchmalaysia.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1196673359&archive=&start_from=&ucat=9&

  36. spider says:

    This is how the Malaysian Divide-and-Rule works. The notorious thugs in the illegal Government will exploit the poor Malaysians (Malays, Chinese, Indians & others). The governmental thugs can commit all kinds of illegal activities, corruptions and crimes at their whims and fancies with impunity.

    These governmental thugs use the police force to quell any discontent from the Malaysian. This was what happened to the Hindraf protest. This Governmental thugs are so used and indulged to the relentless benefits they have been enjoying. Any such discontent or protest by the Malaysian people is perceived by the Governmental thugs as a threat to their exclusive interests. Will the Governmental thugs just sit on the fences watching their exclusive interests in jeopardy? Hence we have this police dogs defending the exclusive interests of the Governmental thugs.

    This Governmental Thugs are colluding with the police to suppress the Malaysian people.

    This Governmental thugs are the enemies of the Malaysian people and the policemen who should be our protectors are in fact collaborators of the Governmental thugs…. are nothing but legitimate police thugs.

    For Malaysian People to live peacefully in Malaysia, these Governmental thugs and legitimate police thugs must be completely annihilated.

  37. Well, racism is going to be a problem in Malaysia if the government still runs the country like it does since long ago. Race based politics is just not right.

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