Sunday, March 09, 2008

Thank you Bloggers !

Rocky's Bru posted this :
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Dr M: Thank you, bloggers
This morning, after telling Pak Lah to take responsibility for the BN's heavy losses in yesterday's general election, Dr Mahathir said while we shook hands: "Someone told me that we should thank bloggers ... I don't know for what." He said it with a cheeky smile.A lady blogger behind me managed, "You're welcomed".

Hehehe . Well, there are no statistics to prove this but I would like to say Malaysian bloggers are Malaysian citizens who are concerned with the nation. This is the same group of people who go out and vote, spend time to read news, analyse the socio-political and economic situation in Malaysia and write articles on them. This is the same group of people who speak to their friends, forward e-mail and do voluntary work for the benefit of the nation.

I would say, never underestimate the power of the people. I suppose this could be a lesson learned for Zainuddin Maidin , the EX-Information Minister of Malaysia. He is an ex-now, he lost in the election. Perhaps, now he has more time to try on blogging to discover its phenomenal influence. That is, provided he does not use internet solely for the purpose of "booking airlines ticket".

With the advent of internet technology, citizens are able to know the news from "both sides of a story". News is no longer something controllable. Ironically, even bloggers made it into the parliament as candidates. Certainly amazing.

Election 2008 is historical by itself. Barisan Nasional was terribly denied a 2/3 majority, a feat achieved only in 1969 before that. 5 states, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Kelantan and Kedah fell to DAP, PAS, PKR. I am still on a high as if I have just finished 20 cups of coffee, that kind of feeling. Hehehe. I slept at 5.30 a.m. in the morning. Everyone was so excited and shocked !

I would like to express gratitude to the people who established Malaysiakini , Malaysia Today (Raja Petra Kamaruddin), Mob1900, Bakaq @ Penarik Baca, What a Lulu for their efforts.

We should be loyal to our nation and make sure everything is alright ! Bloggers Unite !

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