Election 2008 : PKR vs DAP (Updated) & Zam The Clown : Internet Used Mainly to Book Budget Airline Tickets??
This is a follow up post from the previous post here.
Damn it! I was reading Malaysiakini just now and it is pretty sure PKR and DAP will do with 3-cornered fights this coming election in Sarawak. Let me quote :
“Opposition PKR and DAP look almost certain to head for three-cornered fights in at least four of the seven Chinese-majority parliamentary seats in Sarawak if last-minute negotiations should fail. “
Dumb opposition! Yet they say they want us to help them to deny BN a 2/3 majority. Deny my ass if you leave us with this option. Arghh!!!!!!!!!
I got an interesting news for you guys, especially for my friends that blog and use the internet on a frequent basis. Zam the Clown has this to say to you. Note the bold statement :
“MALAYSIA’s Information Minister Zainuddin Mydin has said that the government will not be affected by blogs and other Internet forums that may be created during campaigning for the upcoming elections.
Mr Zainuddin insisted that while the younger generation are tech-savvy, they tend to believe newspaper reports over comments made on the Internet, China Press reported.
He added that the Internet is used mainly to book budget airline tickets or to get entertainment news.
He claimed that he is not worried that blogs and forums critical of the incumbent Barisan Nasional coalition would affect its chances of winning the election.
Since independence in 1957, the multi-ethnic coalition has won every election.
He stressed that young Malaysians would not turn to the Internet for political news.
He said: ‘My children are young professionals and enjoy surfing the Internet. But they don’t read blogs.’
Mr Zainuddin pointed out that Malaysians are a mature lot and would rather give more credibility to newspaper reports than the ‘gossipy news’ on the Internet.
He said that while Malaysia respects press freedom and the right of expression, these liberties are not absolute and must be exercised responsibly.
Mr Zainuddin alluded to how sensitive press reports fanned the Sino-Malay racial riots in May 1969. “
So, what you use the internet for? To check out Edison Chen sex scandal photos? Or to book Air Asia tickets? To check out gossip news?