While I am all for a code of ethics for bloggers, I don’t need an unethical person who scoffs at the law of natural justice by signing orders for detention without trial under the ISA, to tell me, that I, a blogger needs a code of ethics!
Do you, as a blogger, believe this guy or not? – Syed Hamid suggest bloggers formulate their own code of ethics.
I don’t need to be lectured, especially by one that abuses laws in the name of national security. Release the remaining 67 persons in Kamunting, or charge them properly in court. Then start talking! Or else, buzz off.
Meanwhile, the President of the National Alliance of Bloggers (NAB-All Blogs) pro-tem committee seem to pick up from where Syed Hamid left,by adding that bloggers can codify themselves without the help of government.
It’s all very nice and comforting to hear him say this, but before the National Alliance of Bloggers pro-tem President speaks about ethics, lets ask him if he thinks what Utusan Malaysia–Chamil Wariya did not too long ago was indeed ethical?
The target of these two – DAP member of Parliament Teresa Kok – was also likened to a dog in a poem for allegedly challenging Islam and the Malay race.
[The NAB-All Blogs in recent weeks is fast losing credibility with Mr. Rocky Bru at the helm of its leadership. Even his closest allies do not condone the obvious slants in his blog – read Zorro’s and Haris Ibrahim]. What about this and this?
One can see the All-Blogs Prez is smarting from the actions of some of his friends: “Bloggers have the power of influencing public opinion. And if it (the power) is abused it can create enmity among friends” (Rocky).
Wah, speaking already like the Home Minister. Bloggers Buff indeed. More like calling the Bloggers BLUFF!
And I wonder if the Utusan Malaysia-Chamil Wariya case was ever raised at the conference. If it was, there was no mention of it in the Bernama report.
With former premier Mahathir Mohamad and Syed Hamid in the list of speakers, not to mention the President of NAB-ALL Blogs, I am raising my eye brows at what this Bloggers Bluff is about.
Code of ethics, indeed!