Today in his blog www.kudakepang.blogspot.com, Ron takes Zam to task over the minister's overzealousness in wanting to censure bloggers. Calling the government's proposal to force so-called "politically-motivated" bloggers to register as a short-sighted move, Ron urges Zam to understand the blog and cyber democracy, and their potential impact on Malaysia, before attacking bloggers.
According to Ron, the setting up of the National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs) last Thursday proves that bloggers in Malaysia are not what politicians like Zam make them out to be:
Firstly, socio-political and economic bloggers in Malaysia belong to various political ideologies but they are united in their aspiration to shape and develop a cyber democracy for Malaysia;
Secondly, the bloggers who attended the meeting to set up All-Blogs recognise that while they pursue that cyber democracy, it is also their desire to contribute towards achieving national unity and they do not wish to jeopardize the nation's stability or compromise on national security; and
Thirdly, that Malaysian bloggers are citizens who love this country and who cherish Malaysia's Independence and who will continue to defend the country's sovereignty.
Journo-blogger Nuraina A. Samad thinks Zam is attacking bloggers because he has been instructed to attack bloggers.
"My take on this? I don't think the people who have been instructed to attack bloggers are that stupid ... This is going back to basics - basic propaganda."In the meantime, the All-Blogs is international news, from the Americas to Australia. Go here.