BE A BLOGGER!
That’s what (see image: a very shy Dr.) Mustafa K Anuar just did. He became a blogger on May 1, because:
I have this nagging desire to know how it feels to be a monkey, a prostitute and an unemployed, among other unsavoury things!
So. now you know, Mus!
These ‘titles’ were ‘conferred’ on Malaysian bloggers before the 12th General Elections by BN politicians (who are all (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!) bloggers themselves today!
As a “monkey, prostitute and jobless” blogger myself, I’m happy to see another friend join blogsphere. One with a good head on his shoulders, and lots of sense of humour too.
For those who are still wondering, Mus is assistant secretary of ALIRAN, coordinator of Charter 2000 – ALIRAN, a citizens’ media initiative to promote press freedom, and fellow of the Asian Public Intellectuals (API) programme (Anil Netto).
But most of all he is a friend, and what I would call, a member of my “council of elders” in matters of press freedom. I count myself lucky. Many practising journalists hold Mus in high esteem coz he had lectured so many of them and started them on a good foundation towards their media quest.
I left a comment on his new blog, that he must count himself lucky. I didn’t (haven’t and don’t intend to) drop by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s blog (chedet…apa nama?) – not even once (hey, have heard the man rant for 22 years – enough lah!).
Well, Mus, looking forward to journey with you through the blogsphere. With blogs like these, I won’t feel so homesick in Bangkok anymore!