Bloggers baka cheremin (Bloggers are like mirror)

Bala sida blogger baka cheremin, pia ku Masing

KUCHING: Penulis blog baka cheremin, ku Presiden Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Dato Sri Dr James Masing.

Iya madah cheremin sigi beguna mantu siku-siku orang ngemanahka raban politik ke deka nyadi ketuai ngiring orang mayuh.

“Anang mechahka cheremin enti kitai meda diri enda sigat…tu pengawa ke salah.

“Blog tu baka cheremin kena kitai meda gamal kitai empu (nyadi raban politik enggau ketuai orang mayuh) anang enda beratika utai kritik orang,” ku iya madah ngagai pengarang berita udah abis aum Barisan Nasional (BN) ditu, kemari.

Masing ke mega Menteri Pemansang Tanah madah, iya nerima jaku kritik ke ngemansang enggau ke betul pasal iya empu.

Orang ke nyadi penulis blog enggau penyakal mansutka jaku lebuh ngasaika bisi utai enda kena ba orang nya.

Iya ke ditanya pasal sentimen sida ke nyadi penulis blog ke mayuh agi ngarika penyakal madah, bisi sekeda penulis blog mantaika runding ke manah.

“Bisi mega ngasuh bansa Dayak beserakup. Tang pekara ke beguna sida iya patut beratika pekara ke disebut sida iya,” ku iya.

The translation for the article above in English is attached below.

Bloggers only make noise, says Masing
By Samuel Aubrey

KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Dato Sri Dr James Masing says the emergence of many pro-opposition Dayak bloggers is not a true representation of the feeling of the majority of the Dayak community.

He said the blogs, most of which were in support of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), were only confined to bloggers with an anti-establishment sentiment.

“These bloggers tend to make a lot of noise, but I do not believe they represent the majority. Just because they are bloggers they make a lot of noise and incite the people.

“Yet, the majority of people in Sarawak are not inclined towards that kind of thinking. The community in general are more rational in their thinking,” he said.

Masing, who earlier attended the State BN supreme council meeting here, was asked by reporters the impact of blogs on the Batang Ai by-election.

Though the blogs might not side BN, he said he was not all against criticisms made by the bloggers against BN. He said some of the criticisms allowed BN to see its faults and shortcomings.

Bloggers who are against BN are like mirror. You do not ignore the image you see in the mirror. If there is a pimple, cure it. If there is something wrong, erase it. Do not break the mirror if you do not like what you see. You’ve got to be positive,” he said.

He nonetheless expressed his disappointment with criticisms, which tend to be vindictive rather than contributing towards the development of the community.

Some bloggers, he added, must also ‘walk the talk’ rather than just making criticisms.

“I welcome positive criticism. If ignored, human civilisation will never move forward, that’s what I always think.

“But (to the bloggers), don’t criticise for the sake of criticising. That is being vindictive, and it gives a poor impression of the critic himself,” he said.

Notice how the title differs from the above one, totally changing the context of Masing’s speech? Even the way of the article is being presented is different. The 1st article refers to the comment by James Masing, welcoming positive criticisms by bloggers, especially against politicians as they are the leaders who are elected to lead and represent people’s interest and the word used is ‘nyadi raban politik enggau ketuai orang mayuh. (politicians and leaders of the community).

In general, the news report in Iban is more diplomatic and painted Masing’s speech as more receptive to bloggers, I quote “bisi sekeda penulis blog mantaika runding ke manah” which means ‘they are some bloggers writing on good and relevant issues’ while the English version  specifically mentioned pro oppostion Dayak bloggers as ‘pro PKR anti establishment’ and Masing’s comment was directed at those bloggers writing ‘against BN’. Note the words Dayak, PKR and BN.

Let’s do a bit of comparison from both articles, where both citing James Masing speech as their source.

From the Iban news report

1. No mention of pro Dayak bloggers. No mention of ‘representative’ of whatever community. Just bloggers.

2. No mention of ‘bloggers who are against BN’ or ‘blogs which were in support of PKR’. No labelling. Just bloggers.

3. The ‘cheremin’ (mirror) analogy is used in general. Just leaders and politicians.

From the English news report,

1. Masing was quoted saying ‘the emergence of many pro-opposition Dayak bloggers is not a true representation of the feeling of the majority of Dayak community’.

2. Labelled bloggers in question as those with ‘an anti-establishment sentiment’.

3. The mirror analogy is used specifically for ‘bloggers who are against BN’ with a prelude of ‘the blogs might not side BN’ inserted in front.

So, one can’t help but thinking why we have two version of news reports, from the the same source of commentary? Which one is the correct report on Masing’s comment?

My flaccid mind flaccidly came to a conclusion – Could it be Borneo Post (or perhaps just the journalist) is spinning it for the mainstream media (English version) in order to make it more news worthy in the eyes of the watching establishment, but not doing so for the vernacular media (Iban version), giving it a more loose version? Perhaps a more objective reporting??

Laban nadai mentri palui ka palak lasak nyak nemu nama utai dirunding kitai lam bahsa Iban, amai enda?

ps: Apuu… Terima kasih lah ngagai Masing laban madah kami bloggers tu baka cheremin. Palak mentri ke lasak nya ulih meh nyadi cheremin, ti nadai urang ka nyadi cheremin nuan. Ti tusah mai ka ulih meda gamal diri empu, meli cheremin kedirik meh nuan. Haha!

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42 Responses to “Bloggers baka cheremin (Bloggers are like mirror)”

  1. LadyBird® wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    lol..i like the last part of the post. amai bunyi jako nuan nyak ucak…steady nuan tuk laban nuan sigik cheremin deh. :up:


  2. Vijay Kumar Murugavell wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    The attempt to legislate cyberspace is like trying to scoop up water with a sieve,
    bloggers are just messengers , blog readers decide who is credible and who is not, if the government has nothing to hide, it would take on the bloggers with believable coherent facts and evidence.
    These action of intimidating bloggers just make the general public more convinced that the government has something to hide.


  3. bongkersz wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    auk nyak uchak.. enda aku nemu nuan nemu jako iban eh? 😛


  4. bongkersz wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    They got it all wrong, man.

    Both sides have messengers. Some many not even on both sides. 3rd, 4th sides. We read. We discuss. We agree to disagree. Why the intimidations?

    They are making all the wrong moves. May I add, we have Khir Toyo, Razaleigh, Mahathir, and many other politicians also blogging now. What the government has to say about that? Razaleigh and Mahathir are very vocal in their criticisms, with obviously bigger readers base than a blogger like me 🙂


  5. deepo wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    😆 maybe the minister dunno how to read in iban, perhaps. Good lar, enti bakanya, awak ke bansa iban macha dlm bhsa Iban, jarang urg iban macha BI pelaba aku…senang aku nusi agai bala urg rmh pnjai aku enti pia


  6. kodokjambul wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    :mrgreen: woook!! i’m lost 😕

    but i know the meaning of palui so my comment today would only be this..and hey! i’ll go a step higher.

    “apoo… beleik amat translator nyak!!”

    (as taught by me missus)


    “support jambulism”


  7. bongkersz wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    your missus is from sarawak? haha!


  8. kodokjambul wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    yup! hahaha…from sarikei

    been together for omost 11 yrs now, married bout a yr ago and i’m still catching up with de language though…the mind is working really slo these days i guess…the sign of aging! hahaha



  9. annant wrote on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    im sucks in politics :down:
    so im in no position to give any comment 🙄


  10. KNizam wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 12:08 am

    so many spin doctors la now kan. hehe 🙂


  11. bongkersz wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 12:44 am

    what what! your wife is from sarikei? hey we should catch up sometime, somewhere in the future.. when i go back to sarikei and you are asound haha. i am from sarikei lol. i take it, your wife will be back for gawai dayak festival in june? would you tag along then? haha!


  12. bongkersz wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 12:51 am

    haha. bi – bahasa iban. manah amat nyak wai.. ngambi sida nemu kati sidak perintah tu mulak ka urang ba lam paper. lain ditusi, lain gak ditulis.

    psst, dini rumah panjai nuan?


  13. bongkersz wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 12:51 am

    gaji lumayan kot.. haha!


  14. deepo wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 1:18 am

    aku urg kapit….haha… 😆


  15. LadyBird® wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:07 am

    apuuuu..amai aku tuk ukai bansa iban tapi aku sigik nemu bajako iban wai. sigik kelebihan urang ari menua sarawak deh. 😉 bisik ari ilak tua betemu, berandau bhs iban meh tua aok. 😀


  16. cibol wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:19 am

    palak butuh samuel aubrey nya. kati ulih ya nunsang ka leka jako ti manah amat. kulup, mako enda sunat ..

    sapa enda samuel aubrey tu, enti ya bisi ditu tekong ku pala lasak butuh ya nyak


  17. bongkersz wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    oi! lucah mat nuan bakeh. hmm.. palak butuh ukai ka sigi lasak meh?


  18. cibol wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

    amat nyak, salah jako nya wat. nadai ka enda lasak ne ko dek. ha ha ha .. apu, lamak amat aku enda jako iban tu. best mai asai ya. ari ari aku jako laut enti enda spiking ..


  19. bongkersz wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:38 am

    bah,nuan ngaga entri iban, bisi meh urang berjako enggau nuan.

    ps: nadai kereja weh?


  20. cibol wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:41 am

    ha ha ha .. enti bisi maya. legi kini. on leave aku. apai ku datai .. he he he .. lek la


  21. Mel wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Apai nuan datai,bjako iban meh seduai.alit ati aku,namahal bansa iban suka ber-apu apu.Lol


  22. cibol wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

    mel : nama hal alit deh? kitu ku nusuk ah ..


  23. kongkay wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    when i asked whether you speak iban 2 days ago… and now this… show-off!!!


  24. kodokjambul wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    hey! hey! whadayano! but june no…sorry bro, we’re off to redang, 2nd anniversary woohoo!

    again, i repeat myself, woohoo!

    we’ll be back in sept, raya posa time…

    we can hook up then i guess, by the way…where r u now? not in s’kei i presume…


  25. kodokjambul wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    hey! hey! whadayano! but june no…sorry bro, we’re off to redang, 2nd anniversary woohoo!

    again, i repeat myself, woohoo!

    we’ll be back in sept, raya posa time…

    we can hook up then i guess, by the way…where r u now? not in s’kei i presume…


  26. kodokjambul wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    sorri kongkay mann, my hand slip, it was a comment for bongkersz,

    anyway, you my prend do have a valid point

    hahaha… show off! hahahahaha….



  27. kodokjambul wrote on Mar 17, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    mannn…i need a rest! my reply are all over the place hahahaha…


  28. alone wrote on Mar 18, 2009 at 4:51 am

    uhu. xsempat nak belajar bahasa sana. 3 tahun je kat miri. umur 3 tahun, dah pindah semenanjung 🙁

    rationality describes the winner :up: :halo:


  29. Aaron wrote on Mar 18, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Samuel Aubrey nyak ngumbai kitai orang Iban enda nemu baca Bahasa Inggeris. Ukai kitai tuk palui endal baka iya.Iya nyak be bancat, butuh ngeleput enda ulih berdiri agi. Enda nemu utai anang engkah translation ke salah empu. Bangka SamueL Aubrey nyak.


  30. Azer Mantessa wrote on Mar 18, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    nasib baik ada (mis)translation, tidak kalau mau tergeliat aku baca.


    ermmm … your conclusion is a question

    *scratch head*

    good to be an alien once awhile … hehe


  31. Sandra wrote on Mar 19, 2009 at 9:11 am

    um… media nowadays aim to kill. hahaha..


  32. bongkersz wrote on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I am in Miri 🙂 Sure, no problem hooking up. (LOL, that sounds weird..)Let me know if you are around haha!


  33. bongkersz wrote on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    owh? since then ada visit sarawak tak? 😛


  34. alone wrote on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    xde.. uhu 🙁


  35. bongkersz wrote on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Haha! Cool down bro 😛 Nadai iya engkah translation ke salah empu, semina sengaja engkah yang version bukai 😀


  36. bongkersz wrote on Mar 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    why? a conclusion cannot be a question? 😛 haha! means, i am as confused as my conclusion lah.


  37. smokie wrote on Mar 27, 2009 at 5:29 am

    “Bala sida blogger baka cheremin, pia ku Masing”
    innitially i though its was cermin, like kinda of cermin diri/reflect upon oneself hahah..
    so far… hahaha


  38. bongkersz wrote on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    it was cermin, yes. cheremin = cermin.


  39. tsunami wrote on Apr 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I really am not in a mood to make love. So you bloody masing oppsss mesin and j*bu opppsss sorry again jobbo (ass hole)get the hell out of sight. you made me vomitted my stomach out. you made me sick to the bone. Go bloody fuck yourself and fuck yourself hard.


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