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Cheap Classification?

It does not take that long to get “foot in the mouth” statements from our local “heros”, doesn’t it? 

Just for the kick of it, I had this post titled Zam : Classify bloggers from the Star for my morning joke:-

Malaysia has to classify bloggers as professionals and non-professionals as a mechanism to prevent the misuse of blog sites, Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said. He said he believed that professional bloggers were those who were more responsible in ensuring that their web content was based on truth and not mere rumours.

“This classification will also facilitate any action to be taken against those found to have violated the country’s laws,” he told a press conference at the Putra World Trade Centre here yesterday. Zainuddin said certain people in the country had misused blog sites for their own interest and that of their groups, including touching on matters enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

“We have to control this. It is feared that these (blog sites) will be misused by those who have an agenda to spread slander. “By right, there should be a mechanism to control this phenomenon, including classifying bloggers as professionals and non-professionals,” he added.

Zainuddin said this was important in enabling the people to determine whether they could trust a certain matter and whether the blog content was the truth or a rumour that could cause discomfort or undermine unity. He reminded bloggers not to touch on matters that had been agreed upon by consensus by the multi-racial population in the country, so as to maintain peace and harmony.

And I am seriously wondering whether this Zam guy had ever been to a school or not – for a minister who is handling the information portfolio, things are certainly looks so misinformed. Seriously!

Zam, stop f#cking the media space and start naming the blogs where “people in the country had misused blog sites” and let the people judge for themselves. If Zam is so worried about we, the ordinary rakyat being taken for a ride on the “lies” in the “blogs”, stop giving empty talk and start providing real facts – who and what.

And to merely to classifiy bloggers as professional and non-professional is nothing more than throwing powder into people’s eyes – it makes no sense when the policitians themselves don’t act professional and they are the one who been cause discomfort or undermine unity. Read the post from Lim Kit Siang on how “professional” was a Malaysian Minister acted in overseas towards another Malaysian.

Zam, please get real and start tackling the real issues and don’t distort the ordinary people. Why so afraid of the blogs if not for the possibility that they just may be telling the truth. But then again, would that not make such bloggers as professional under your classification?

Think again.

(Read also: Jeff Ooi’s post titled “New ranking system on Technorati” for another angle)

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3 thoughts on “Cheap Classification?”

  1. The word ” Professional ” seems to conjure up an image of a saintly person but are our politicians professional in every sense ? Professional does not mean only the position that you are holding. What about the ways you do things ? What about the way you think ? Are they equally professional ? Dirty politics is not professional. Vote buying is not professional. Being paranoid is not professional. They are uncivilized. If you have been honest all the time, why should you feel threatened when there are uncomfortable reports ? This Dato’ does not know the true meaning of professional. And if he and others do not know its’ true meaning, they should just step down.

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