Are you one of them, too, Mr. Prime Minister?

I don’t know why the bloggers who wanted to go on strike did not see it coming. They’ve been used to parrot the national line, the prime minister’s wildest dreams, as far as blogging is concerned, anyway.

These bloggers actually allowed themselves to fall directly into the prime minister’s lap, who yesterday, blamed bloggers for all the speculation and rumours that is currently happening, asking the latter to just ‘stop blogging’.

He had the gall! Your inaction, ineptness, and sleepwalking is what makes those speculations and rumours rife, Mr. Prime Minister!

Well Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, don’t worry, some are toeing your line already!

The STAR article on the bloggers strike gave the premier an excuse to drag all bloggers into the mud along with him as well. He said:

“Slandering has become rampant. One no longer cares whether the accusations are true or otherwise”. (Bernama)

Top bloggers must know by now what can happen to their blog posts with titles like ‘Malaysian bloggers go on strike’? Or, Wong Chun Wai’s ‘Bloggers on Strike’?

Speak for yourselves, please! Leave others alone.

It’s bloody misleading. Even a total lie. And will be an easy lap for “lying” newspapers like The STAR. Aren’t they guilty of speculations and rumours, too?

What about Bernama…”extremist organisations” joining the Sunday petrol hike rally?

I am glad I made my stand clear. Call me super looney, sour puss or what you like, suckers, but at least I am not a coward,  or a hypocrite.

74 responses »

  1. wits0 says:

    ““Slandering has become rampant. One no longer cares whether the accusations are true or otherwise”. (Bernama)”

    Since when has Banana been anywhere near as an authority on what’s truth in its decades of existence? One(who has retained his/her brains) no longer cares for what Banana says anymore.

  2. Charlie says:

    the whole point of the relatively free-ier blogosphere is to allow for dissemination of opinions, from different schools and different camps. I don’t agree with the strike either, it’s irresponsiblity to declare in such high-handed fashion that they’re sick of something they have been instrumental in bringing about. This level of freedom is unprecedented before, all the more reason for bloggers to be responsible for the things they channel to the public. Generalization as the PM’s statement was, it was not completely baseless.

  3. doggone says:

    “Slandering has become more rampant. One no longer cares whether the accusations are true or otherwise,” Abdullah told Bernama Sunday.

    Liar, Flip-flop, Incompetent, Bodozy, Idiot, walk the what?….and the numerous accolades bestowed on Sir.Clean are often the jokes exchanged in subdued whispers among BN members. Of course we shout and penned them aloud with vengeance.

    Even Sharir Samad wore a sly grin when he mouthed ‘flip-flop’ in his dialogue with the press in the lobby.

    Asscrew me Sir, who did you say no longer cares whether the accusations are true or otherwise?

  4. allah s child says:

    susan keep up your fine work
    let them wangkers rot
    may allah shower his blessings on you and your righteous beliefs

  5. Philip Lau says:

    Hi Susan,

    I notice your blog is far in advance from many of others in obtaining news. You are to be congragulated. You take your blog seriously working at odd hours day and night. Every one of your commentator appreciates your dedicatedness to your belief.

  6. Thurai says:

    Keep it up, Susan! We/I am with you.

  7. Kesava says:

    Badawi knows he is in being trouble is actually squirming. He called RPK a LIAR on the Najib expose and this was carried on the front page of various media.
    He knows that now he will soon have to make defence on the defamation suit against him by RPK.
    Bloggers Rocky and WCW can also be sued. That is why they are fighting so hard. They are deep in poo and know what`s coming.

  8. Kesava says:

    How much ringgit can RPK sue badawi for? 100 million? 200 million? 500 million?……..

  9. Mike Chan from S'pore says:

    What’s happening to RPK’s MY Today out and disabled for more than a week now? Anyone knows?

  10. ghenjis khan says:

    keep on blogging sister!

  11. PM FORGETS EASILY !!!

    The Honorable PM of Malaysia has come out of his silent reflections over the weekend and made some statements in the media this day Monday of July 7, about truth, lies and perceptions.

    Perhaps the PM in his grave lamentations also forgot the wise words of Jacques Prevert the French Poet: When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real.

    Mr. PM you forget that Malaysia is one country in the world with many records.

    We have the world’s tallest ‘twin’ towers yet the lowest morals. We gun each other down with tales of butt poking.

    We have a spanking airport that is a world icon, yet we cannot end the ‘ulat’ scourge let alone make it free from armed shoot outs.

    We are the only ONE nation in the world that lugs a king-sized mattress to court merely to politically kill a contender.

    We say that ahlongs will be dealt with and the next year we approve licenses for them to operate nationwide.

    We say austerity drive, but our Yang Berhormats continue their holidays and shopping sprees in Paris and London.

    Come on Mr Prime Minister, was it not you who appointed the band of cabinet ministers? Should you not then be telling your men and women to walk the talk and talk the walk? Why are you again blaming the rakyat?

    Why are you again blaming the ‘opposition’ parties that rule the five states? Why are you cutting back on projects now managed by the ‘opposition’ members? Why are you not accepting the rakyat’s decision at the 12th GE? Why are you then not leading the nation with exemplary leadership of collaboration? Why? Why? Why?

    Why is it that immigration records can just vanish into thin air?

    Why is it only in ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ foreigners can be C4-ed and justice takes ages to be served?

    Why is it so difficult to resolve the Lingam-gate and move on?

    Why is it that you send a space tourist into orbit but proclaim without batting an eye that we have a Malaysian astronaut?

    After all Mr PM do not forget too that at one time you left the very party and government to be on the other side of the fence. So do we say you were then a traitor?

    I have a suggestion. Why don’t you imprison all the ‘opposition’ members and all the rakyat who are in favor of the ‘opposition’ parties? That way you will have no problems with your allegation of there being too much lies, untruths, perceptions, and what have you.

    If this country fails, you have to be the first person to take all the blame because you opted to be our leader. That is what leadership is all about sir.

    J. D. Lovrenciear

  12. wits0 says:

    Who’s giving Malaysia a bad image?
    http://tinyurl.com/669gq3

  13. Kesava says:

    “Umno supreme council member Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi complained that the Opposition’s ‘relentless efforts to destabilise the government’ had smeared the image of the country via the international media. ”

    Is that so? The Dr needs a major surgery:

    Morgan Stanley estimates US$100 billion losses from corruption since 1980s Three, what about those allegations of financial scandals attending failed privatized ventures such as the twin RM 3.5 billion Bumiputra Finance scandals or RM 5 billion Perwaja scandals? In Time Asia magazine issue on March 15 2004, South East Asian economist at Morgan Stanley in Singapore Daniel Lian, figures “that the country may have lost as much as U$$100 billion or RM 380 billion since the early 1980s to corruption.” If Malaysia lost RM 380 billion to corruption both from privatized and government ventures during Mahathir’s 22 year old reign, the situation now could have worsened. When Mahathir stepped down as Prime Minister in 2003, Malaysia’s ranking was No. 37 under the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index. And Morgan Stanley estimated RM 380 billion losses due to corruption during that period. Three years later, Malaysia ‘s corruption ranking has deteriorated to No. 44 in 2006. By slipping down 7 places during Abdullah’s rule as Prime Minister, many fear that corruption has worsened and the cost to the nation may be even higher than during Mahathir’s era.

    Badawi and his Cabinet must be tried for Treachery. Put the whole lot in Sg. Buloh or Kajang for a long, long, long, long, long time.

  14. wits0 says:

    Monday, 7 July 2008
    Rukunegara, Rukun Badawi

    In his latest salvo against dissenting Malaysians, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi labeled the deliberate attempts to create negative perceptions of uneasiness and distrust in the people via SMS and internet as TREACHERY. He claimed that these people have blemished the principles of the Rukunegara……

    http://tinyurl.com/6ncfes

  15. wits0 says:

    Anwar has thrown the challenge, is Pak Lah’s government man enough to take it?
    http://tinyurl.com/5pp5oe

  16. imwatchingu says:

    Good on you Susan. At a time like this when we have a PM whose head is buried in the sand perpetually, we need blogger like you to tell us what’s happening. You are right that the many problems we are facing today is due to a PM who is totally useless at his job. The guy can’t even survive a day in a corporate world.

  17. Kesava says:

    Another sucker going to get it good and proper:

    SIBU: The war of words between High Court Justice Ian Chin and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad continues with the judge asking the Deputy Registrar of the High Court to lodge a police report against the former premier for comments made in the latter’s blog.

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/8/nation/21763667&sec=nation

    Badawi is worse than mahathir and will have to suffer more for his evil treacherous ways.

  18. Jt says:

    The bloggers who are on strike may have other agendas. We are not fools. We know who they are. Malayia Boleh, a country where anything or anyone can be bought.

    Thank God, bloggers who blog without fear or favours are still dedicated in seeking truth and justice.

    We thank you, Susan, for your dedication and hard work.

  19. lm says:

    Susan,

    This is a good entry. I also feel the same way about all those bloggers who said they would want to go on strike!
    Some of them have not even written about politics and then due to the current issues, they suddenly said they are bored with the Msian politics and decided not to blog.. do you think, there’s a hypocrisy?

    And when the PM said the same thing, it;s either the PM achoing the few bloggers or they all have the same mind with the PM?

    Bleeerghh!!!

  20. lm says:

    sorry.. echoing..

  21. eeyaw says:

    Susan,
    The Pee-M by his comments make me very pee-ved indeed! His reasoning that any dissenting opinions about him & his administration means its treacherous and against the nation. The utopia that he’s dreaming of is that everyone in Malaysia must think like him, compliant & sit quietly in the corner. Well, Mr hadhari your line of thinking stinks and had we let you have free hand in governing, you can bet your ass that in no time you will run the country into the ground, and like in Zimbabwe everbody will become billion ringgit aire.

  22. ramli mohd yunus says:

    Hi susan,

    I am with you, we go on, forget about them. Let them be on anybody’s lap.
    Wong Chun Wai is an MCA Datuk, mind you..Marina is the daughter of the X PM. Chun Wai will strike only if MCA is touched!

    Lets forget them!

  23. hutchrun says:

    Old saying:
    When a ruler treat his people as grass and dirt, then the people have a right to treat him as a bandit and an enemy

  24. hutchrun says:

    As a blogger, I have never fancied myself as an “online journalist” and unlike some of my “ex journo” peers, I do not have access to mysterious “deep throats” who will feed me with juicy tidbits or the latest rumours. I can only comment on news reports now available online. Perhaps I am just part of the “loony fringe” as mentioned in yesterday’s NST editorial, here, which I thought was rather too holier-than-thou for a rag fast losing its readership. I have stopped buying this New Shit Times many years ago.
    http://cyusof.blogspot.com/2008/07/loony-fringe.html

  25. hutchrun says:

    As a blogger, I have never fancied myself as an “online journalist” and unlike some of my “ex journo” peers, I do not have access to mysterious “deep throats” who will feed me with juicy tidbits or the latest rumours. I can only comment on news reports now available online. Perhaps I am just part of the “loony fringe” as mentioned in yesterday’s NST editorial, here, which I thought was rather too holier-than-thou for a rag fast losing its readership. I have stopped buying this New S**t Times many years ago.
    http://cyusof.blogspot.com/2008/07/loony-fringe.html

  26. poppycock says:

    why go on strike and stop blogging ! it show that u are not sincere in your cause. one should continue to write the truth as one sees it. if u feel others are writing rubbish then u should investigate find out from your source/s and tell us what is the true picture. maybe u can neutralise this whole “rubbish” that is going on.

  27. grass says:

    they know…they know….remember! they blame the bloggers for thier poor result in the last election. SPR, Mainstream Media, govt. agencies, govt machineries, govt companies (all in existent because of our taxpayers’ money) were towing their lines. thus lies can be truth, …remember when those narrow minded umno er BN leaders made statement like “…the opposition can promise you a mountain but they can not deliver because they don’t have the money….” what money….whose money….it’s taxpayers money….

    from what i observe, this sleeping log PM are not taliking from head but from his buttt…

  28. caravanserai says:

    Lies akin to treachery
    So say the sleeping beauty
    Is he just waked up?
    Staying elegant silence

    Isn’t he flips flopping treachery?
    Saying no petrol hike then unleashed on us?
    Saying no GE the next day he said it would be
    Now who is he kidding with his statement?

    Don’t listen to rumors
    Yet who start off instantly?
    Lies akin to treachery
    Sad the sleeping beauty hit the nail
    Crushing into the thick wood

    The elegant silence
    Growing up in status
    Now unleash on the Rakyat
    Don’t tell lies
    You are on slippery rope

    The way newspapers do
    And the blogs of ordinary people
    That is the way of life
    Forgetting about lies

  29. sunwayopal says:

    I think so long as the main stream media is parroting the govt line of which Wong Chun Wai is guilty party NO 1!! we need the alternative view points.

    Dont be upset guys, for when you have idiots trying their level best to get ‘Lets Go on Strike” campaigns, you have the true and only measuarable barometer that things are doing just fine, that indeed the message is getting across..

    why? Becoz they are worried enough to pull a stunt like this!

  30. Muda says:

    Nowadays blogging is the way of life where infos from bloggers are more credible than the MSM ! Nuff said !

  31. robert13 says:

    Hello all,

    As expected, the PM starts to become nervous with the current chaos in the country. He does not have the brilliant brain like Tun, nor have the “uummph” speeches like Anwar and Tun.

    AAB does not make decision on his own. He is a type of leader who makes decision based on majority’s decision. Vice versa Tun is a capable leader with his outstanding decision far beyond any ministers if encounter problems.

    Although AAB looks physically weak than Tun (in physical appearance), he does have a humble and kind tolerant attitude in communicating with the citizens.

    His term approaching to Islamic culture leadership and the openness of democracy practices had realized citizens about the current issue occur in politics and the economy growth of the country.

    The escalation price in fuel and food price should not be blame on his leadership, as the hiking price results from the foreign countries and traders speculation.

    Thus, one should not blame fully the PM for the current situation occur.

  32. Harrison says:

    The PM called on blogs to cease and desist any sorts of slandering and lies was because he could not put a watchdog on the independent media that is the blog itself. In any nation that Press Freedom is rated abysmal, then rumours, even garbled are deemed to be true.

    Marina Mahathir’s false pretense to say she is fed-up with the political bickering was to pave way for her old man to inveigh his usual nonsensical philipic against Anwar and RPK whom he accused of slandering and concocting lies on DPM Najib.

    For Wong Chun Wai, being always a dubious character, I can understand, but Rocky as well? Adoi Rock, what’s gotten into ya? Your action as a Pro-Tem President of All Blogs is unbecoming and under the presumption that all bloggers are stricking.

    Hands down to esp. MM and WCW.

  33. grass says:

    …when bala 1st SD was announce…..they kept quiet…it’s a taboo for MM to report this….but when Bala issue a second SD to retract his first….the mainstream media made it a fiesta…the police suddenly become the “interested party”. whose whose…is lying….whose is in treachery?

    excerpt from the sun;

    The government, he added, had adopted and would take measures to reduce the financial burden of the people arising from the increase in fuel prices which had caused them some restlessness.
    Abdullah urged enforcement authorities to be firm in maintaining peace and security.

    “Let’s stop doing what is undesirable. The people must exercise a high sense of responsibility. Our priority must be to maintain peace.”

    In an immediate reaction, National Bloggers Alliance pro tem president and National Press Club adviser Ahirudin Attan, who blogs as Rocky’s Bru, urged Abdullah and other leaders to look at the positive side of blogging.

    “Labelling blogs as something negative is going back to the stone-age, because we have been through this before,” he said.

    He said if blogs make slanderous or defamatory accusations, the government or authority should address these allegations and take action.

    Ahirudin cited the example of Malaysia-Today blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s (RPK) recent statutory declaration on the Altantuya murder, adding that the declaration had been online for about two weeks now and the police had questioned RPK several times.

    “If there is something to charge him with, go ahead and charge him,” he said, adding that he was sued by The New Straits Times for defamation early last year.

    “The situation we are in now is also partly contributed by the authorities. It is compounded by the inability of the authorities to enforce the law,” he said.

    Ahirudin said the government should not accuse bloggers of attempting to create negative perceptions through their postings, but should instead act on slanderous and defamatory accusations.

    “Just like there are good cops and bad cops, good politicians and bad politicians, there are good blogs and bad blogs,” said Ahirudin.

    Ahiruddin, the former editor of the Malay Mail, said that politicians were to blame as well “because they are the ones who give out statements”.

    A blog is just a medium for discussing issues affecting the people, adding that the traditional media were also reporting the same thing, said Ahirudin whose blog shut down for 48 hours over the weekend in protest against the political mud-slinging over the Altantuya Shaariibuu and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy cases.

    He said there were more important things to focus on, adding that he was fed-up with what was happening.

    Datuk Marina Mahathir also shut down her blog, RantingsbyMM for the same reasons.

  34. Harrison says:

    Eh, I forgotten to say, very nice template of your blog, Susan. Very Stylish and keep on blogging.

  35. amoker says:

    So, is AAB saying that news that is in MSM did not contribute to this malaise? Or in hotel lobbies where the UMNO bigwigs gather? Come on liar.

    If the image of Malaysia is tarnished, it is due to the corrupt act of those who did it. Exposing them is to enable justice, accepting them is what brought Malaysia down to these damnable levels. The UMNO people dun understand. And now they have these MSMM ( some Malay racist party ) that is given so much airtime in the Star and Malay papers. Is it not syndicated? Are they telling the truth that bloggers can not?

  36. hutchrun says:

    robert13: His term approaching to Islamic culture leadership and the openness of democracy practices had realized citizens about the current issue occur in politics and the economy growth of the country.
    _____________________________________________________________________

    I received this poem from a friend, quite interesting.

    This is a story about Malaysian society
    Where the different races supposedly live in harmony
    In 2003, came along a PM by the name of Badawi
    Who led his party to a resounding election victory.

    This is a PM whose promises are many
    All his slogans are equally catchy
    As a result, many people are taken in completely
    By his humble and Mr. Clean personality.

    First among his chief promises is to combat corruption immediately
    That has everyone applauding loudly
    But until today, all the major cases are still one big mystery
    Lack of evidence or is he fooling us secretly?

    Not long after, he introduced Islam Hadhari
    Some complained there is only one version of Islam from the Almighty
    Anyway, what is it all about, no one knows exactly
    Except for some broad points outlined in theory.

    Then, he said we need to cut our budget deficit quickly
    Which started the dismantling of Tun M’s legacy
    This caused us to hear about the crooked bridge flip flop story
    With all the accusations, what is fiction and what is reality?

    By his own admission, his son is extremely wealthy
    Because he controls a listed company by the name of Scomi
    Was once implicated in the shipment of banned components to a Middle Easterncountry
    But his son claimed ignorance and that’s the end of the story.

    He also has a son-in-law by the name of Khairy
    Not elected but is UMNO Youth’s deputy
    Got entangled in the merged Avenue-ECM Libra entity
    Which happened right under the nose of the PM-led Finance Ministry.

    Then, we came across a foreign newspaper reporting factually
    Of his adventure to see a yacht at a faraway place somewhere in Turkey
    This is not true, he said insistently
    But I don’t see the newspaper issuing any apology.

    Next, came the jet on the itinerary
    Bought or leased, he is lucky that Malaysians are not financially savvy
    The jet is also for the Agong’s use, he said publicly
    I wonder whether the Agong requested for one specifically?

    Later, we read of his holidays in an Australian city
    Staying in a mansion owned by someone whom an old man named as PatrickBadawi
    We shouldn’t be so critical if he was only away temporarily
    Except for the fact that there was a major flood in our own territory.

    Then, we get the case of Proton disposing off a subsidiary
    Not for a large amount but for a mere penny
    Many think behind the deal something’s very fishy
    Tun M’s pet project is certainly going awry.

    Overall, crime rates are going up highly
    Confidence in our police is at its lowest historically
    But the IGP got his tenure extended easily
    He must be thinking everything’s hunky-dory.

    He has also been busy launching economic regions lately
    Trying to attract foreign investments into the country
    Sadly, some are saying that the northern development is benefiting a crony
    While others argue the southern one will end up as LKY’s colony.

    You see, I can go on and on about this indefinitely
    Because it is easy and I do not need to create any of them individually
    They are all plucked from the web where the stories about him is a plenty
    From promoting judges unfairly to always being sleepy.

    Actually, I am just an ordinary Malaysian who cares about her country
    And I have to state that I am not against him or his policy
    For I do not care who is the Perdana Menteri
    As long as the person is capable and thrustworthy.

  37. Hahaha says:

    We are not your, ” Yes, Mr Prime Minister!”
    If that is the best (your statements on blogging) you can come up with, the future of this Bolehland has gone to the dogs. Should you have any conscience left, I suggest you make this a transparent country, reform the judiciary, the DPRM and
    ACA for a start. Remove the 2 most contagious scums AG and IGP from the government. If you cannot do that, please zip-up and continue with your sleep.
    Susan, you have done it again! My congrats.

  38. hutchrun says:

    Lucia over at mentaljog has an interesting poem too. Have fun🙂

    Sodomy is a useful word
    recently said and heard,
    in Malaysian homes and offices
    it’s all about famous orifices.

    What is going on, you wonder
    when Bala steals the thunder
    finger pointing the magic word
    to the delight of a horny herd

    Organs united, names forgotten?
    VIPs are really rotten
    Saiful he knows and did not know
    doubts about Aminah begin to grow

    of whose loose lips he was afraid
    but liked her other end instead;
    of course he knew it wasn’t right
    but it felt so good and tight!

    Read the rest at:
    http://lucialai.org/2008/07/08/aminajib/

  39. TheWrathOfGrapes says:

    /// Call me super looney, sour puss or what you like, suckers, but at least I am not a coward, or a hypocrite. ///

    No, Susan, you are neither super loony nor sour puss nor suckers. You are just you – an octopussy – a pussy with 8 tentacles firing away your machine gun. 🙂

    * * *

    Mike Chan – try this – http://www.malaysia-today.net/

  40. tamade says:

    Nobody trust the Msm, nobody trust the PM, nobody trust the DPM, nobody trust the Cabinet Ministers, nobody trust the Guomen Top Brass of Fed Guomen in Bolehland, and many others, why?

    Because the PM lies, The DPM lies, the MSM lies, the cabinet ministers lies, the Guomen top brass lies, plus lots of dirty cover-ups. So, the Rakyat have no choice, and they have to find a new media, as alternative.

    So dear PM, if you have just woke up from your sweet dreams, my advice is don’t listen to the MSM, don’t listen to the DPM, don’t listen to the MSM, don’t listen to the Mins, don’t listen to the Guomen Top Brass.

    Please listen to the Rakyat, because you have promised them. Where can you find the voices of the Rakyat, please go to the Blogs, the voices are there.

    Have you listened to them, Dear PM? Have you fulfilled your promises?

  41. Grill says:

    Swearing on Quran: Najib too

    Diana Husin: I totally agree, flat out, with Putera Umno’s suggestion that Anwar should swear on the Quran to prove his innocence. He could never have come up with a better suggestion.

    May I also suggest that Najib also to swear on the Quran that he had never met Altantuya and that he is in no way whatsoever involved in the killing of Altantuya.

    You know, since he is going to be our prime minister sooner or later, we have the right to know that he does not have any skeletons in his closet.

    Like Putera Umno said ‘… this is the best method (to prove it),’ And I suggest that his wife do the same too.

    http://www1.malaysiakini.com/news/85732

  42. Grill says:

    Might as well get Badawi to swear also to put a rest to those lies that he is bitching so much about these days.

  43. Hahaha says:

    Do these ‘honorable’ ministers have the marbles!!!

  44. kittykat46 says:

    The PM is failing to govern the country with a Capital “F” , and he’s blaming bloggers for it.

    Hey Mr. PM, start doing your job, or let someone else do it !

  45. grass says:

    but these people don’t care….AG, IGP, Najib, Rosmah, Khairy,Musa Safri and Abdullah the sleeping PM and all those involve with Altantuya…..do they care about this country…

    ask Pak Lah…. why he did not response to the letter from Mongolia or Altantuya father.

    ask Pak Lah….why without investigations on the issues, he did jump to conclusion and said that Najib is a good guy and believe in him.

    ask Pak Lah ….why don’t he response to Anwar report on AG and Musa. Why don’t he pull out those people involve so that they do not interfere in the investigations…if any…so that there is no conflict of interest.

    ask Pak Lah….why do he punishing (parroting Dr M) the 5 states under PKR.

    ask Pak Lah….why he did not call for investigation on RM27m of taxpayers money being used up by BN MP’s in Selangor within 3 months prior to GE.

    ask Pak Lah…

    ask Pak Lah….

    and about the bloggers:

    excerp from the Sun
    The government, he added, had adopted and would take measures to reduce the financial burden of the people arising from the increase in fuel prices which had caused them some restlessness.
    Abdullah urged enforcement authorities to be firm in maintaining peace and security.

    “Let’s stop doing what is undesirable. The people must exercise a high sense of responsibility. Our priority must be to maintain peace.”

    In an immediate reaction, National Bloggers Alliance pro tem president and National Press Club adviser Ahirudin Attan, who blogs as Rocky’s Bru, urged Abdullah and other leaders to look at the positive side of blogging.

    “Labelling blogs as something negative is going back to the stone-age, because we have been through this before,” he said.

    He said if blogs make slanderous or defamatory accusations, the government or authority should address these allegations and take action.

    Ahirudin cited the example of Malaysia-Today blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s (RPK) recent statutory declaration on the Altantuya murder, adding that the declaration had been online for about two weeks now and the police had questioned RPK several times.

    “If there is something to charge him with, go ahead and charge him,” he said, adding that he was sued by The New Straits Times for defamation early last year.

    “The situation we are in now is also partly contributed by the authorities. It is compounded by the inability of the authorities to enforce the law,” he said.

    Ahirudin said the government should not accuse bloggers of attempting to create negative perceptions through their postings, but should instead act on slanderous and defamatory accusations.

    “Just like there are good cops and bad cops, good politicians and bad politicians, there are good blogs and bad blogs,” said Ahirudin.

    Ahiruddin, the former editor of the Malay Mail, said that politicians were to blame as well “because they are the ones who give out statements”.

    A blog is just a medium for discussing issues affecting the people, adding that the traditional media were also reporting the same thing, said Ahirudin whose blog shut down for 48 hours over the weekend in protest against the political mud-slinging over the Altantuya Shaariibuu and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy cases.

    He said there were more important things to focus on, adding that he was fed-up with what was happening.

    Datuk Marina Mahathir also shut down her blog, RantingsbyMM for the same reasons.

  46. Edi神 says:

    Anwar is sick mentally after spending years being sodomize in prison.

    Badawi & KJ are laughing out loud now, with Najib & Anwar playing each other backside!

    Tony Pua for PM!

    We need someone clean

  47. JeyS says:

    Well well our sleepy head has the audacity to blame us the blogger for the scandals that come out. He has forgotten the balance 4 fingers point back to
    him and his cronies.

    Aiya..let him bark la, we know that he is a lost cause! Susan you are great and I admire you! Go on blogging friend and not to worry, we are here.

    Actually you are now the 1st blog site I come to! Cheers!!!!

  48. Alir says:

    People are asking how does a condom salesman become one of the ten richest Malays in the country (according to Malaysian Business) in less than a decade?

    Q: You mean Kamal Abdullah Badawi, who was in charge of selling male contraception for Sime Darby?

    A: You said that, not me. Look at the Scomi scandal. First, denial, and even threats. Then, after claiming how technologically sophisticated the company is, they claim to be ignorant and blame it all on foreigners – Sri Lankans, Pakistanis, Singaporeans.

    http://www.aliran.com/oldsite/monthly/2004a/ec.html

  49. justicescales says:

    You go girl!!! Your site is also the first blog I go to now, so relevant, and insightful.

  50. lovemalaysiaforever says:

    What is democracy??? Democracy means anyone can speak freely……the only things that matters now is not only people read, people listen, people see and feel too……..

    Rakyat today are not blind so we do not only hear….we see overall and we FEEL!

    Liars can only lies once (we forgive and see), lies twice (we say enough then and we lost confidence) and if these politics morons lies for the third time (we will throw them down and go to the monsoon drain forever…bye-bye and we would not trust you and reject you forever!!!)

    Rakyat doesn’t hear and only believe in rumours! Why not Bodowi just keep his mouth shut once and for all and keep on listen with your ears and open up your eyes and enlarge it big enough to see why we rakyat hate the goverment so much!!!

    WE ARE NO BLOODY FOOLS!!! RAKYAT CAN THINK AND ACT ON THEIR OWN AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK FREELY AND VOTE FREELY!!!!!

    THANK YOU SUSAN & KEEP UP!!!

  51. kwai lan says:

    eh eh …treachery…someBODOHWI said..??
    this is high stake ‘game’ my fren…
    all abt power n $$$ n everything else…
    not playing marbles here u know…
    treachery agst who ?
    i remember somebody promised to take drastic actions agst corruption but did nothing all these yrs…is tat oso treachery [ to the rakyat, at least ]

    politics is damn dirty ..
    that’s y most of us like to stay away..altho we like to hv a say in wat those guys r doing…

    we r the judges & umpires..if they dun toe the line, we vote them out..

  52. Bola Hangus says:

    if some bloggers want to take a break cos theyre sick of all the nonsense, thats their right. It is in no way a reflection of the entire community. Nor are they speaking on the community’s behalf. i dont get why some people are getting pissed off . You want to blog then blog, if you dont want to then dont.

  53. billauchris says:

    When the chips are down, it is not uncommon for the BN to find scapegoats. They blamed Annuar for engineering the historic mud-slide loss in the March General Election. They now blame the boggers for the smear and slanderous campaigns that cause Rakyat to be confused. They are causing unnecessary tension among the innocent public by deploying the armed forces personnel to be stationed all over the PJ and Shah Alam areas and putting up road blocks last Sunday that caused the traffic to be in deplodrable state – car owners were frustrated, wasted their valuable time on the roads and burned extra petrol unnecessarily.

    Where the hell is PI Balasubramaniam? Has he and family be paid, threatened and forced to leave the country for his SD No. 1 which implicated the involvement of DPM in the C4 vaporisation of Altantuya.

    I am of the opinion that Bala’s disappearance is closely connected with his SD No 1. His No. 2 SD does not make any sense to me.

    The Minister responsible for indirect custody of the C4 explosive must be brought to book. For this alone, he must step down. The PM must pluck up his guts to suspend him pending investigation. What is he afraid of? Why are we waitng?

  54. Daryl says:

    Is sad how people are still looking for perfect politicians. Sorry guys there will never be a honest politicians. You just have to choose the lesser poison.

  55. JeyS says:

    PM..guts? Errr Sorry Daryl ‘the’ PM has no guts…so your wish won’t come true.

    Hate using ‘our’ PM at all becos he is not ours..he is solo and only for his cronies not for all and sundry Malaysians

  56. JeyS says:

    sorry again…not Daryl its billauchris

  57. george says:

    let them (UMNO) have their say while they still can… if one truth which is not free, how to have freedom???

    Next move, they will try to make up excuse to put all people from opposition (including the bloggers too) into Jail and keep the country safe for them….

    hahaaha… it will be a big mistake which rakyat will not forgive them…. they (UMNO) is in deep shit…and trying their best attempt to revive… guess it too late…

  58. flyer168 says:

    Dear Susan,

    May God continue to Bless & protect this great nation & its Downtrodden rayaat against those EVIL Traitors who continue to Abuse, Rape, Plunder & claim to be our Defender under the guise of Islam

    Just go back to see All the old photos of the pre/post 1957 Merdeka celebrations & compare the ones of the last 3 decades…..more so the last 4 years….when the rayaat was “Sweet Talked” into a subtle “re-colonisation” by their own Malaysian Defenders.

    These are the “Trials & Tribulations” of any nation & its people which even our Bapa Merdeka, Tunku, his cabinet, supporters & the rayaat had to Endure during their struggle to achieve our “Independence”.

    That is what Bapa Merdeka, Bapa Malaysia, Tunku & his first cabinet STRUGGLED for in the original “Constitution”…..TO WORK TOWARDS… MERDEKA for Malaysia & ALL MALAYSIANS!

    Please view the 1957 pictures of Bapa Merdeka, Tunku, his cabinet, supporters & the rayaat SHOWED…..TRUE “Jubilation” of the SWEET SUCCESS with THEIR UNITED struggle for INDEPENDENCE !

    In 2008, we are now witnessing these “Goons” who could have engaged with the rayaat’s voices INTELLIGENTLY & WORKING together CONSTRUCTIVELY… are still in DENIAL !

    First they blame the foreign elements behind all the rayaat’s voices, then the people’s representatives…& now the Bloggers & Commenters….sheesh !

    Have no Fear…Let us ALL Walk our Talk….Trust God…If God brought us all Here in this Bolehland……Have Faith…’cos God will Protect & Guide us all through this “Critical & Desperate” Times….against those EVIL Traitors !

    Ultimately GOD will ANOINT the TRUE Leaders of this great nation called Malaysia…for Malaysians !

    Yes…not one but many great Leaders of ONE mind & not necessary from any parties….might even be from the UNKNOWN Malaysian Downtrodden ones !!!

    Who knows…a Phoenix could arise from the ashes of BN….!

    Let us continue our STRUGGLE to PROMOTE this great nation called MALAYSIA for EVERY MALAYSIAN including the “DOWNTRODDEN ONES” to also “DREAM & ACHIEVE their MALAYSIAN DREAMS” !

    Cheers Susan & all my Malaysian Downtrodden rayaat…we shall overcome !

  59. guy fawkes says:

    Dear Ms Sloane.

    We all know that the press is spin doctoring for UMNO putras, we can’t stop them spinning stories from spin farm. everyday and almost all news items in the press is a dirty propanganda.
    we can’t fight this war unless UMNo stop ruling. the spin farm will manufacture more and more tales. we cannot stop the disgust but we can promote alternative media like malaysiakini, malaysia today or Malaysian insider if it’s not own by kallimulah.

    i have given malaysiakini and malaysia today free advertising and everyone i know who ask me bout the current political i ask them to surf the news from these site

    so i am saying we cannot stop them printing spin news but we can counter them by promoting alternative media such as MKINI, MTODAY or even harakah online .

    We should promote T-shirt , stickers, umbrella , souvenir with logo and webadresss of this site.

    as for me, i will promote by giving t-shirts, mugs and other items to all my friends and customers alike, soon we can counter offensive the dirty propanganda with fair news and opinions.

    for those who protest the goverment control of media should agressively promote alternative media to the mass. we cannot stop the press but we can tell the mass that u have a choice rather than read propanganda news

    i hope that Malaysiakini and malaysia today starts printing marketing tools
    and we rakyat will fight injustice in media by promoting alternative media

  60. My2cen says:

    Aiyah, only 3 people went on strike ma… I heard Malaysia has an estimated 500,000 bloggers, so statistically insignificant lah! Marina Mahathir’s view certainly does not represent the rest of us sons and daughters of poor hard-working folks! Some more they ‘strike’ only after Bala’s SD… something very fishy indeed!

  61. wits0 says:

    Intermission – related, in a scenario from another time and place but somewhat familiar:

    “I advise that this place be closed at once!”


    Hahaha!

  62. Crankshaft says:

    Susan, you tell ’em, hon. I don’t like being spoken on behalf of. I have not, under any circumstances gone on strike. Any lag in blogging is caused by my hectic schedule, not flagging desire to blog.

  63. Jed Yoong says:

    who was on strike-ler? even kadir jasin said he wasn’t on strike-lah.
    i think only rocky and chun wai on strike is it? oh yeah, marina too…..

  64. Mir Murtaza says:

    i am born in a generation where most of the blame always falls on us. from rap to rock music to violent and scary movies.
    we have been the scapegoats of the people in power making decisions for a nation they have no connection with.
    yet again i see that we are being held responsible for voicing our opinions.
    the problem is not with the content on this medium but with the people who are affected by the opinion of the masses.
    maybe its easy for them to say we are slanderous, libel, defaming and causing unrest but what about the crimes they have committed.
    only becuase they have the power and money to supress information and control media.
    the reason there is so much panick becuase they know there is no way to control this medium.
    the world is changing and the medium that our forefathers made to control information is now working agaisnt them.
    if they can have money, power and position then why are we not allowed to have this medium to express our opinions and thoughts.

    shame on all those robbing us of our rights and freedoms all over the world.

  65. Zaitun 68 says:

    The people’s perception is that when a rat is cornered and it finds it has no route of escape, it will turn vicious and simply lash out at anything – friend and foe included.

  66. Sagaladoola says:

    My writing on this issue:
    Positive News : Top Web Sites and World Heritage Sites

    Link:
    http://sagaladoola.blogspot.com/2008/07/positive-news-top-web-sites-and-world.html

  67. wits0 says:

    A retake on Mr Flip Flop here.

    Bad awi also said this in 1987:

    ““Laws such as the Internal Security Act have no place in modern Malaysia. It is a draconian and barbaric law.“”

    The following year, : ” “If we want to save Malaysia and Umno, Dr Mahathir (then Prime Minister) must be removed. He uses draconian laws such as the Internal Security Act to silence his critics.””

    Go to :
    http://tinyurl.com/5pnd8o

    and decide who are guilty of treason and treachery.

  68. Pegasus says:

    We have the most incompetent PM in Malaysian history,he has totally no control over his cabinet,where his ministers talks are the talk of the town for days for the nonsensical of the talk. These idiots from the PM down to the civil service top officers talk lies and twist facts in trying to hoodwink the people but that does not hold water anymore in this era of high tech and internet age,where news travel faster and the lies are quickly countered and beaten to the ground by bloggers who are basically neutral in their outlook and are better educated then the morons who spew out the news. People will go for alternative news when the news in the government mass -media are not only hard to digest,but insult the intelligence of the person who reads or listens it over the MSM.
    The BN government can go on cheating the old folks in the kampung with their development plans ,the young and middle-age have grown smart to the BN tactics and do not falls easily for the sweet talk . For that matter,all Malaysian are basically looking for a government that will manage the country well without corruption and builds up its citizens to a level we are all proud to call ourselves Malaysians.
    We still have a long way to achieve this ,as the present BN government are simply corrupted to the core. It is our responsibility to get our nation back to its track to ensure future generations are taken care of and will be proud that their forefathers had done something for the nation that will be written in the history book.
    So Susan, carry on with the excellent job you’re doing and we are together with you all the way till we succeed. Lets get the BN scoundrels out .!!! Long Live Malaysia.!!!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Mike Chan.
    To go to malaysia-today , here : http://202.75.62.194/

  70. Grill says:

    Now Mahathir slaps Badawi:

    Kata Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi; “Tindakan menyebarkan fitnah dan pembohongan melalui internet dan SMS untuk mewujudkan persepsi negatif rakyat terhadap Kerajaan adalah perbuatan khianat,” – Berita Harian 8 Julai, 2008.

    Perdana Menteri mengaskan perbuatan itu jelas melanggar prinsip Rukunegara seperti;

    1) Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara

    2) Keluhuran Perlembagaan

    3) Kedaulatan Undang-undang

    4) Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan

    Dimanakah disebut “Kerajaan” dalam Rukunegara? Atau apakah pada pendapat Dato Seri Abdullah Kerajaan adalah sama dengan Raja dan Negara?

    http://test.chedet.com/che_det/2008/07/snippets-fitnah-internet-sms-p.html#more

  71. Grill says:

    The former Prime Minister says:

    Dimanakah disebut “Kerajaan” dalam Rukunegara? Atau apakah pada pendapat Dato Seri Abdullah Kerajaan adalah sama dengan Raja dan Negara?

    chedet.com

  72. jenn says:

    YOU GO GIRL!malaysian women living abroad supports you.

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