Monday, April 09, 2007
An Umno blogger in a Pas country
Sheih Kickdefella. While the BN-led government continues to rain blows on the blogging community in its attempt to cow the bloggers and force them on their knees, the PAS government in Kelantan has wooed Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, the owner of the politically-potent Kickdefella blog, to work for the state government as a Corp Comm Officer.
Sheih, who is a protem exco member of the newly-formed All-Blogs, is the latest blogger to be recruited by the Opposition parties. Tony Pua, an Oxford grad who was running a successful IT firm and two blogs, joined the DAP recently and is expected to run during the next general election, which may be called later this year. In Sheih's case, however, there are no plans to make him a candidate in the general election.
Two reasons why not:
1/ He is NOT a PAS member
2/ He is a card-carrying Umno member [he was a two-term Youth leader for Umno Sri Hartamas and now sits on its exco]
Any which way, someone is recognizing the potential of bloggers in Malaysia. I look forward to the election campaign posters that Pas will be churning out at the next GE. I also look forward to Umno's reaction to this news. I know of Umno bloggers who are bloggers but can't come out in the open and declare themselves as bloggers due to what the government think of blogs.
[also read Susan Loone and Jeff Ooi's on this coup].