Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tok Kok Furore

Mr Shxt What is indeed hopeless and beyond repair. Every word uttered is full of malice, lies, stupidity, self-centered, egoistic, and total nonsense. I mean, EVERY WORD. No word that exhibits care for the country and rakyat. I don't think patriotism is in any of his genes.

I am going to extract the whole MalaysiaKini news, and insert some texts for almost every crap Mr Sinister said.

Code of ethics for bloggers mooted
Andrew Ong | Nov 23, 08 6:47pm

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has suggested that a code of ethics be drawn up for bloggers in the country in order to safeguard the nation from racial or religious conflict.

Speaking at the Bloggers Buff 2008 in PWTC yesterday, Syed Hamid said the code was necessary as some blogs contained libelous and sensitive racial and religious materials.

“The Internet is bringing people into the world of written reporting who have had no training; have no one to learn from; no sense of responsibility; and no sense of their place in the reporting ecosystem.
[ No training - yes, no training is required to write something in the Internet. If server owner feels appropriate, they can remove questionable articles. Simple.
No one to learn from - Bloggers know how to use a PC to voice their opinions. Bloggers learn from what they feel.
No sense of responsibility - First ask yourself the same question.
No sense of their place in the reporting ecosystem - Blogs are not reports, duh... ]

“A code of ethics will serve as a guide. Even professional journalists are guided by their own professional code of conduct. I see no reason why citizen journalists should not want or need one,” he told a crowd of about 40 bloggers.
[ Professional journalists needs code of conduct. Freelance bloggers are not even a journalist. How can you equate bloggers as the so-called "citizen journalists"? Are you trying to confuse the Cyberspace users? ]

However, he said that he was not suggesting new laws adding that “this country has enough laws”.
[ Yes. So, scrap new ideas of laws. Scrap new drafts. To start with, why not scrap the DNA Identification Bill? ]

Syed Hamid’s role as a keynote speaker was a last-minute replacement for former prime minister-turned-popular blogger Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

‘10 years behind time’

On how blogs had an impact on politics, Syed Hamid said the Barisan Nasional coalition was “10 years behind time” when compared to the use of the Internet by its critics.
[ No, Barisan Nasional is not behind time. Proof: The Multimedia Super-Corridor was masterminded by your coalition, by Dr Mahathir, in the 90s. It is your coalition's wastage of resources and ignorance of the importance of Information Technology that make it appear as if you are the 'victim' of inadvancement in Cyberspace. It is your evil deeds of trying to bar truthful information from being transmitted to the public. People wants to see truth and 100% truth, not a biased 'truth'. Is it not an understatement that, in the early 90s, people already knew that information is the most powerful tool? People already knew that long time ago. Btw, I think you personally are behind time. ]

He said that since the 1998 Reformasi era, dissidents had been using the Internet to attack the government right up until the March 2008 election.
[ Why? Because all voices from the dissidents are being silenced. Because only certain voices are heard through mainstream media! That can be easily proven just by looking at today's newspaper - how many percent on Barisan Nasional, and how many percent on opposition. There is no check and balance, even when something has gone wrong! ]

“This was partly due to the liberal government policy towards the Internet. This was probably a fatal mistake of the government,” he said.
[ Liberal simply because Cyberspace belongs to everyone. The only fatal mistake that a government could make and as a result bring itself down is to not listen to the needs of the rakyat, and to have impatrotic leaders - leaders that always think of their own benefits before the needs of others. ]

Yet, Syed Hamid believes that the tide is beginning to change as more BN elected reps and leaders have taken up blogging which also allows them to solicit views from the public.
[ Good! It is never too late to start. However, are they really soliciting any views from the public? After soliciting them (if any), what are they going to do? Act on what the public needs, or shove them under the carpet? ]

“Interestingly, (now) cyberspace is no longer the private domain of the anti-establishment and cyber activists who sympathise with the opposition. Nor are they limited to opposition politicians.
[ Duh... it is never a private domain!!! It is called World Wide Web! Go and read some books about what www is all about before saying anything that belittles your extent of knowledge. ]

“Moreover, access to the Internet is no longer limited to the urban and sub-urban electorates, as was the case in the run-up to the 12th general election,” he added.
[ Everyone knows that the state capitals are most developed spots that have easy access to the Internet compared to rural areas. And, all constituencies that encapsulate state capitals are won by Pakatan Rakyat in March 8 election. Does this fact tell you something? ]

Internet news portals

In his speech, Syed Hamid also touched on the commercial viability of Internet news portals.

“The ones making money are not the socio-political bloggers but news portals that have emulated the likes of Malaysiakini. These portals include The Nut Graph, Malaysian Insider, Agenda Daily, and Malaysia Aktif.

“None of them needed a license from the Ministry of Home Affairs to operate. All they needed was, perhaps, an ordinary business license,” he said.

The minister noted that these news portals were self-financed through advertising and sponsors and were administered by former mainstream media journalists.

“To me, what is mainstream is no longer mainstream. They so-called alternative media is now the mainstream,” he said.

During the question-and-answer session, Syed Hamid was asked by a participant why the government banned popular website Malaysia Today despite the Multimedia Super Corridor Bill of Guarantee which includes a clause stating that the Internet would not be subject to censorship.

“I think everybody gets into an euphoria over the Bill of Guarantee. Under the bill, you have the right to do anything you want, so long as you don’t breach the law,” he replied.
[ I thought "the right to do anything as long as it is lawful" is applicable on ALL BILLS? Do you implicate that there are any exceptions, perhaps to some groups who think that they are beyond law and can even challenge the court's decision? ]

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