Friday, April 06, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 3:03 pm

Ho hum....after all the hoo haa, we get the standard reply from the honourable Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor. I think the newspaper companies in this country are run by a bunch of incompent people who are unable to employ news reporters with proper hearing or interpretation of what politicians have got to say. More often than not, these honourable elected ministers and their deputies and their legs and hands (kakitangan) have innocently been misquoted resulting in the public giving undeserved comments (or curses) at them. These kind of irresponsible reporting by newspapers have resulted in the public having hallucinations and creating all kinds of stories of fear as if the government wanted to hinder their freedom which is enshrined in the Federal Constitution.

Anyway, for all you news reporters out there, this is what the honourable Deputy Minister meant:-

PUTRAJAYA: The Government's plan to register all bloggers using locally hosted websites is merely to collect a data rather then to censor the contents, Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said.

He said the Government's move should not be misconstrued as hindering bloggers from continuing with their activities.

"The plan to register bloggers is merely to assess the situation and keep track on how many bloggers there are in the country and on the information provided by them.

"It has nothing to do with censoring the contents in the blogs," he said, adding that the plan to register had yet to be finalised by the Government.

Shaziman also said Singapore had started registering its bloggers while Thailand, China and Middle East countries practiced censorship of its local blogs.

He was clarifying his statement made in Parliament earlier this week that the plan to register bloggers was a measure by the Government to prevent the spread of negative or malicious content on the Internet. [source]

Register lah!



At 3:22 pm, Anonymous Ah Pek

ahh.. what else is new?

after kena bambu left and right it's always some one misquoted someone.


At 4:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous

OMFG! This has got to be one hell of a dumbass situation. Just a question Pablo, you don't really believe the crap about dear Shaziman being misquoted do you?


At 4:28 pm, Blogger Tine

Hmm ... I smell a dirty rat somewhere, and it's not in my longkang.


At 4:32 pm, Blogger pablopabla

ah pek : Our country must rank as one of the highest in misquotations. Even projects are always misquoted ;)

v : What do you think?


At 5:27 pm, Blogger Wuching

u legister ledi onot?