Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Goverments CAN be brought down by Bloggers

Last year in November I wrote this piece.


But before I write more ramblings, I must congratulate the winners of this election PRU 12.

Congratulations to PAK LAH, aka Prime Minister for winning the election by simple majority and managed to form a new Govt for Malaysia.

Congratulations to our new YB from Barisan Rakyat aka Barisan Alternatif (alternative to what?) or also known as the loose coalition of PKR, PAS and DAP.

Conratulations to the loose coalition of PAS, PKR and DAP for managing to wrest the states of Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak and Selangor from BN. ANd most importantly for managing to form new states Govt without any bickering.

Now that the election is over, please get over it and get back to work.Remember your job is to serve the rakyat and not, absolutely not to line the new Govt with new cronies etc.

We the rakyat take it to our heart that the new Govt will be transparent, and take our interest as priority. I like it when hte first press release by Anwar Ibrahim in Malaysiakini talk about poverty, inflation and housing issues as their main priority, and not this and that corridor and development. YBs were again reminded that the mandate of the rakyat of all races, the rakyat were not voting on the basis of race anymore.

As Nik Aziz the MB of Kelantan said, " Buat apa bina masjid cantik cantik, Masjid Kristal, Masjid Putrajaya, Taman tamadun Islam dan lain lain kalau rakyat masih miskin dan tak mampu nak makan dua kali sehari, anak anak mereka tak mampu pergi sekolah?"

How many bloggers who contested in this election have made it to Parliament and State DUN? A few.

Indeed some Govts has been brought down by bloggers. Because bloggers, together with Malaysiakini, Malaysia-today and Harakahdaily (to name a few) has now become mainstream media in Malaysia. Yes bloggers become mainstream media. Govt controlled media like NST, Berita Harian and The Star are not relevant anymore, unless you want to read rag stories.

Here are some that I know.

Zulkifli Noordin

Jeff OOi

Anwar Ibrahim

Elizabeth Wong

Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad

YOU add, I will publish.

1 comment:

ZACH said...

Tony Pua and Lim Kit Siang, Theres Kok. Don't forget he who call us monkeys - the son-in-law became monkeys like us too.