Barisan Nasional must reform fast

Extract from Views, The Star, July 11, 2011

Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the UMNO Women Chief have send the war signals to their women members today.

“Kita berharap Wanita Umno dan BN bersedia untuk menghadapi peperangan, persiapkan diri kita dengan strategi ‘art of war’ yang terbaru di dalam usaha kita untuk menghadapinya. Kita tidak boleh ketinggalan,” she said in Muar today.

Back in Sarawak, it is still quiet in the battlefield. Probably our MPs and to-be MPs choose to maintain their traditional strategy of campaigning.

Their involvement with the social media is yet to be seen. Only a handful are active like YB Datuk Fadillah (BN-PBB), YB Datuk Dr. Tiki Lafe (BN-SPDP) and YB Wong Ho Leng (DAP). At least this MPs have the time to respond to the rakyat or fellow social media users.

Some MPs do have an account with Facebook or Twitter, but it is just good for show. They don’t respond or even say “Thank You” if you add them up.

Some will just post to inform and never bother to respond to their friends queries. What are friends for anyway?

Anyway, dearest MPs, Facebook, Twitter, etc are all Web 2.0, meaning we use it to interact with you, and not just to read your status update, which is so Web 1.0!

For those MPs who are being linked via this post, it is an example of the do’s and don’ts of using social media tools. Do accept my apology, but to those that are critical, please change your perception to social media — its Web 2.0!

Reform or you may lose your supporters. Fench sitters are no longer viable in PRU13.

Here is a video for thoughts.