So, with the new Information Minister (not the rapping one), they hope that they will approach the bloggers, hear their needs and eventually "help" them. *fishy*
The Star, Saturday March 22, 2008
Shabery to hear out bloggers
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will not control bloggers but will consider their views as well. That is the assurance given by newly-appointed Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek who is planning a meeting with the blogging community “in the next few weeks to hear them out”. (they gonna meet with Nuffnang?)
Shabery said some had overlooked the significance played by bloggers, who could now form their own personal broadcast centres via their websites.
Sometimes, they are seen to support the Opposition but sometimes they criticise the Opposition too,” he said. *lolz*
On whether the Government would enforce some control on the blogging community, Shabery said they would not do so.
“The question of controlling bloggers does not arise. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink,” he said.
“No matter how free the mainstream media is (from government control), like in the USA, UK and Australia, it is still subject to the standpoint of their respective media (organisation) heads. So, people will still seek alternative news,” he said. *sounds fishy*
So to all the bloggers out there, stay united and blog to report the truth. (eventhough most of the time mine is full of craps)