Mack Zulkifli has called it quits. The Brand New Malaysian blogger says he has lost faith in blogging. He left his last posting today (When does enough get too far? - Brand New Malaysian signs out).
And, believe it or not, all because of Kalimullah Hassan, the former Singapore Straits Times journalist, who, incidentally, also called it quits last Sunday from writing The Sunday Column in the New Sunday Times (only to return two days later in the NST to write a scathing two-pager against A. Kadir Jasin).
It saddens me to hear that Mackzul is quitting. It saddens me more to learn why he's quitting:
Jeff Ooi, the Screenshots blogger, had left a posting depicting an invitation card to a wedding of Kalimullah's daughter, and a one-liner: Shall I add "Inai Di Jari (S.Jibeng) on my i-Pod playlist).
The million-ringgit wedding is no secret, as Mackzul himself admits.
But Mackzul seems to think that Jeff Ooi, in doing the wedding card posting, has crossed the line of blogging decency. Mackzul seems to believe that Jeff Ooi has given blogging a bad name by dragging Kalimullah Hassan's innocent daughter into their feud.
Has Jeff Ooi crossed the line of blogging decency?
Has Jeff Ooi given blogging a bad name?
Or has Mackzul been talking/listening too much to Kalimullah Hassan?
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