UPDATED: What blog?

Here are some response from our politicians on this post.

From YB Andy Chia (ADUN Pujut)

Hello there! Do I detect signs of frustrations?

I don’t blame you. You are right, too many politicians jump to conclusion that all blogs are anti-govt.

We will need a good soild effort to publicise that not all blogs are like that.

Emm, emm, I have been covering for you guys in a few occassions recently. Apparently, your [Rumah Dayak dot com] recent effort with Mercy raised a few eye brows. Dont worry, I will continue to ‘cover’ your backside whenever some politicians raise concern.

Dayak bloggers I associate with are friends. I have no problems with that. YEs, I will continue to cover your back as long as we are on the same right track….

take it easy, James.
All the best.

Here is a response from YB Malcom Mussem Lamoh (ADUN Batang Ai)

Hi friends!

Dr Robert Resneck’s formula: E(event) + R(response) – O(outcome)….so you’ve control over how to response, if you don’t like the outcome, CHANGE your response or no response….whatever can be created mentally can always be translated into physical reality…whatever opinions or imagination that cropped up in the mind may be … transmutted into possibilities…so we cannot be too judgemental because a man is not the sum of what he is BUT the totality of what he might be…like the tip of an iceberg, major portions of our subconscious mind is submerged that we may not realise its power and full potentials…the more suggestions or opinions we can get through others or divergent thinking, the better would be your chance to arrive at the best option through convergent thinking..so brader I sincerely concur with the quote “feedback is the breakfast of champions…it’s through feedback that we can know what works and what doesn’t work…so we can always readjust and realign our directions in order to arrive at the desired outcomes….as long as goals are clear, stick to them! Dios te bendiga! Dieu vous binesse! GBU!


Posted on 27 April 2009

Hello Sarawak politicians, I am not sure how you perceive blogging, but, one thing for sure, it seem that you generalised bloggers as anti-government.

Every time you go to the media to talk about blog, you refer the bloggers as anti-establishment. Heck, it hurts so many other bloggers who do not write about politics.

Excuse us, dear Sarawakian politicians, next time, when you address bloggers, please address them with the category they fall into. If its politics, then address them as POLITICAL BLOG WRITTERS!

Some of my blogger friends do not write about politics, so, please do not generalised the term blogging as per se.

And the media, should identify what type of blog are these politicians referring to.

Anyway, there are so many different type of blogs – photography, hobbies, finance, sports, food, music, video, etc. Do you get it? I am sure your children have a blog by now.

6 thoughts on “UPDATED: What blog?”

  1. UK,

    I have got the feeling that some of these “dear Sarawakian politicians” are still learning how to use computers. Thus their lacked of understanding about blog or internets is well understood.


  2. CA, I believe the whole unit does not understand what is a blog and how it works (the technical part of it).

    Their children understand what blogs are.. they should ask them first.

    Hopefully the politicians and the media will identify the nature of the blog first before making any general statement.

  3. UK – refer to YB Andy’s response, I am quite confused when he kept on saying “cover” . Don’t mean to offend the YB at all. But I supposed cover your back or backsides! It’s not that I am so bothered whose backsides are being covered, some backsides as you know are better of being uncovered. I am just wondering the “need” for such cover. I am wondering what’s the implications of such need? CA

  4. UK – thanks for the clarifications. I think as time goes by our Dayak leaders will come to term and HAVE TO accept the fact that not everyone has bad intention. Even the people who are critical of the Government or what you may call as political bloggers – are not all bad.

    If I were the politician who is being critised, I would respond via my own blog – just like what Dr Mahathir is doing. Not unless the truth hurt or there is so much to hide. Or a serious need to try to find cover (for backsides) instead of facing the bullets. Why are so many questions by bloggers to the politicians simply cannot or remained unsanswered?. I think they should try to respond. Gone are the days that politicians think people as stupid and easily bluffed or being brushed asides. They should realise that most bloggers or internet forumers have certain level of education unlike many longhouse dwellers.

    Well, I am really hoping that they could think of some clever ideas to handle bloggers – the information technology isn’t going backward, it will keep on advancing itself – thus no point to deny.

    Also, we have seen in West Malaysia, it is really counter productive to try to challenge some credible bloggers by setting up your own blogger group to counter attack them. It has got backfired.

    The bottom line is simple. Don’t treat people like fools. Instead of fighting, punishing, them, etc. why not work with them, listen to their problems?

    Sorry for digressing UK, you have done well and hope you keep up with the community service work. The truth and goodness will always prevail for you – so have no fear.


  5. Calling bloggers as anti establisment is rather a sweeping statement made without any clear evidence. I am one of those who do not side any political parties or leaders. Not all bloggers/those surfing the internet are interested in politics. Politic is not just about government. It can happen anywhere- in the office(office politics), family politics, organizational politics. Do not limit the definition of politics.

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