Monday, August 06, 2007

Bengap minister

Zam now and then. I've just realisd that I no longer know Zainudin Maidin. I know the Zam of old, when he was an editor of Utusan Malaysia, and when he was in exile in London, where he lived in physical comfort but went through some very difficult and emotional times. The Zam that is going around calling bloggers stupid - and who can't even do it in Bahasa Malaysia and then had to clarify to say that he did not mean all bloggers are goblok, only political bloggers - this Zam I don't think I know. This Zam the Information Minister is a menteri bengap. I can call him bodoh or bangang or bodoh-bangang but bengap has the same number of alphabets as goblok. Those other words would aptly describe Zam the Minister, too, though.


old female fart said...

Rocky, I prefer "tolol" which has the double O. Thus the Malay TOLOL and the Indonesian GOBLOK.

The double O indicates double KOSONG or EMPTY such as in Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise!

"empty" also means "devoid of" as in "devoid of ideas and originality"

The Hunchback of Tg Puteri said...


The very act of public denial by the Info Minister over his recent idiotic statement that attacked bloggers as a bunch of "goblok" (idiot), and the almost simultaneous hollow threat by the Internal Security Minister cum PM on those he claimed was abusing "freedom of espression" in the country had only served to glaringly manifest one important development:
The vast propaganda machine of the current regime is really losing its balance in the war against alternative media, esp the raucously righteous blog spots of Malaysian cyber space.

In other words, the semi-subterranean alliance of patriotic M'sian bloggers have, at last, established themselves to be real pain in the arses for the power that be and that they are here to stay.

Alas, the only forseeable option for such desperate Third World regime in facing the so-called "clear and present danger" posed by their patriotic citizens it to resort to rash actions, incl a possible array of extra-Constitutional "extraordinary renditions" (thanks to the regime's "advisers" from the omnipresent and omniscient Western/Zionist neoimperialists' intelligence community) to silence the nation's righteous and gallant cyber-space patriotic fraternity.

Such desperate move would, of course, spell imminent beginning of the end of the regime, esp in a blatantly globalized Msia that the regime helped create at the becks and calls of their Western neoimperialist/Zionist masters.

Thank you.

shanghaistephen said...

please educate me.....what the hell is "bengap"? Sounds very indon, but then again it sounds nice, very apt to describe an asinine-moron !
Pardon my ignorance...this is the kind of crap that is only spewed-out of mouths of monkeys-in-suits representing the tak-paying rakyat in Parliament ! Haven't they got any "real" and more important issues to resolve in the government rather then name-calling the rakyat ?? There won't be so much of attention on bloggers if they did'nt feel threatened....of the bloggers' exposes' of malpractise within UMNO!!! heheheh !
Cheers !

shanghaistephen said...

tax-paying rakyat ok...not tak-paying !
Apologies athousand !

radenmasayu said...


bro, it is a very contagious disease what zam and khairy are having.

everybody knows Zam. everybody remembers Zam.
But Zam doesnt want to know everybody who knew him then, and/or who remembered him then, as you do...

Zam is now a menteri, bro. he has to ampu-bodek the bengap way as all tolol people do in their best goblok way.

there, guay udah ngomong!

bergen said...

Now you are angry, sir.


Oh Zam..

Anonymous said...

What about bingai or bongok!
Zam the Bs - bengap, bingai, bongok, bahlol !

That'll be good.

Anonymous said...

Gua tak tahu ini Zam. Hanya beberapa ringkasan dia buat semacam orang terkena ulat bulu..ada dengar ka? Gua ingat dia itu apek tak tahu cakap sebab lidah sudah berbelit. Apa suara keluar dari ini apek serupa bunyi anjing menyalak bulan...memang bengang la! Lagi baik dia boh

We really don't know him as a person. The various statements he made in the main media reveal that he is a much-confused personality, clearly unable to distinguish facts from fiction ( so he creates his own 'faction' ), contradictory person who is war with himself ( perhaps, he has some modicum of conscience in his muddled soul ) and the world at large, all these being possible consequences of his turmoiled exiled in cold and lonley places. Obvioulsy, he is an accomplished boot-licker and pemain kayu tiga yang terhandal di rantau kita. And brazenly shameless - he ridicules and punishes himseld at every chance he speaks...kesian la dia.

Better he keeps his own counsel more for, as they say, people may think you are stupid by your silence which is really proven once you open your yakkety-yak. QED.


shar101 said...

Doesn't ZM know that the internet is not a quantifiable entity like a nation or a company?

It's an invention brought about by advancements in technology which enabled humanity to communicate a lot more quickly and perhaps, more efficiently, if not effectively.

Herein lies the actual reason for this 'bengap' minister of information to continue lambasting bloggers because we have practically usurped his purpose of existing i.e. disseminating news and/or information almost at an instant.

And sopo bloggers are not cowards, that's for sure.

Be afraid, ZM. We're not done with you yet.

shanghaistephen said...

These are big new words for me, can everybody speak english please !
bigdog OR even amir help me here ...please !

Asil said...

Bro, no worry. We've won. These are just cheerleaders. They just want to make noise!

mob1900 said...

Me thinks the real ZAM was abducted and replaced with a s-i-l clone, his statements echoes dimwitted s-i-l as precise as syncronised swimming olympic event.

Release and free the real ZAM now, treacherous S-I-L!

drMpower said...

bingai would be a good choice.

i dont know. this regime loves name calling and all the name called are either bad or offensive.

i dont think the same would happen if the grand ole man still in the office.

not because i want to drag him along, but the new regime is... loosening up on everything - money (lose), manner, etc.etc.

lead by example? oohh noo...

alliedmartster said...

Fankulu...we calle 'scemo'!
or 'fessi'....

my sweetlady said...

Oh Zam! You are just tongong, bahlol & plain bodoh

Sri said...

Someone who rhymes with Bam is anak kaparat....isshhh, mau marah di guek.

Anonymous said...

Ministers cannot say something and in the next breath deny. Not nice and not honest. Say it like a man and take responsibility, like Dr. Mahathir.

Anonymous said...

Hear ye! Hear ye! Let's drink to your statement bro; tea, anyone? - Amir

Syed Imran said...

Bro Rocky,

Once upon a time, I had a journalist friend by the name of Zainuddin Maidin or ZAM. We served the northern region of the Peninsula, in particular Penang, we were close buddies, then. I do not know what happenbed to the original ZAM after he left the Utusan Melayu group. Alas! A different ZAM appeared in the political scene, first by way of the Senate, supposedly as a representative of the media, then as an elected member of Parliament. Yes, men do change for various reasons especially due to greed and power. As the saying goes.. power corrupts (the mind).

zorro said...

As my late gentle dad would say when he ran out of expletives: Bloody kai-tai! Guys, he definitely is on his way out....just trying the only trick he knows on how to get attention: SHOUT. Zom(bie)Zam - first rule in communication: Dont shout. When you shout, people remember your shout but do not remember your message. Till now, I can't figure out what message you are getting across. You real kai-tai lah.

Anonymous said...

that was then and now he is a cabinet member. suddenly, he finds himself with the perceived right and might to decide your status and calibre. just imagine a man suddenly envelope with such perceived power and on top of that he has curried the big bosses and his cronies.
under the circumstance, can you blame him for such unbecoming behaviour. rocky, move on and there are more important issue to blog. he deserves not more of your time and good riddance such rubbish.

sam said...

When Zam had crossed swords with Malaysiakini awhile ago, he then engaged them with a meeting. This was when he was dep info minister. Now that he's a full minister, he starts making general statements that bloggers are liars and then added goblok to his description of bloggers. When he was an editor, he would laugh at ministers who double talk. Now he himself double talks! He doesn't realise that, maybe.

When Zam finishes his term as MP, he may be made ambassador or head some agency as chairman or something like that. He'll be quite happy and then starts all over again. If he' going to be made ambassador, he shouldn't be send to countries where IT is very much part of the system. No India, South Korea, Japan. Not even the UK and all that. Timor Leste and papua New guinea should be quite suitable for him. If he's sent to India, South Korea, Japan and the rest, then he should only be sent as the country's secret weapon where he can easily confuse the host country. He'll be a natural...!


jika sesuatu barang atau idea itu boleh menjadi baik dengan dicuci atau dikitar semula, idea menteri bengap ini bila-bila pun tidak boleh menjadi panduan walaupun berkali-kali dibasuh. semakin dibasuh semakin menjadi-jadi 'kebengapannya'. sempena merdeka ke 50 ini kita tabalkan dia sebagai menteri paling bengap dalam sejarah kemerdekaan tanah air.

A Voice said...


Since he stole the javanese word "goblok" from you, there is still other javanese word " dublek" ... extreme stupidity as in no compute and no response forest gump.

Anonymous said...

What about bingai or bongok!
Zam the Bs - bengap, bingai, bongok, bahlol !

That'll be good.

12:52 PM



Anonymous said...

If you read in between the lines, the info minister actually that those politician who do not blog are goblok.......

IBU said...

Salam Rocky,

Ini minister, ish...ish...

Anonymous said...

Rocky....Bengap minister - well I though he said go blog instead of goblok.....

Did you know, it you swapped the word blogger for politician, the article still reads quite well...
read it here


nothing2it said...

Syed Imran,
Answer 2 ur puzzlement, quite simple:
Zam becomes a Zap!

In any case, Goblok is the Indonesian way of pronouncing GO Blog.

So why don't u all go blog loh, aiyah! He said oledy mah!

Mior Azhar said...

Ini minister is beyond words and reasons. Beyond bengap even

anak jawa johor said...

Our Zam reduced to name callings of bloggers (sigh) I never thought I'd be a witness to this days. I do pity him though. I read many books authored by Zam and I think I like him more as a writer as then he does not write or talk rubbish.

caravanserai said...

The leaders must know
Discipline manners and words
No use saying something
Then try to justify it
By the favorite phase
“I am misquoted”

Blogs are here to stay
The organ of truths or half truths
Self diaries whims and fancies
No leader should try to control
It is the ‘Waterloo”

Embrace this
It isn’t hard to do
Don’t try to stifle the bloggers
It is no use

Pent up emotion
Ranting out of way
Don’t try to tell us
We aren’t stupid you know

This the government leaders try
Instead of mushrooming progress
The leaders in BN picking petty issues
With bloggers who want to say
Pieces of stars falling from the sky

The leaders must realize
The voters make you
You are the leaders
Not by yourself but by the voters

You say you walk for the people
You never make it to the finish line
You hide behind shadow
Never want to feel the sun

Words come out
Statement sounds hollow
You are the moron, minister
Borrowing word from Indonesia

artchan said...

if he is so BENGAP, why is Pm still keeping him in the cabinet?

Maybe PM does not know Zam is in his cabinet?

Anonymous said...

artchan said...
if he is so BENGAP, why is Pm still keeping him in the cabinet?

Maybe PM does not know Zam is in his cabinet?

Understandable lah, the PM does not even open his 'cabinet', and how do you expect him to know what is in it.

Anonymous said...

Goblok, bocor, bodoh, racist, shut up, get out are just the NORMS in malaysia. What a disgrace!

I wonder if Zam knows how to use the internet???

lucia said...

the PM will always say "saya tak tahu" (or he buat tak tahu???) with whatever his men are doing lah. see, the one closer to him, his SIL had done a lot of damage, and he tak tahu too.

zam as menteri bengap - very good and appropriate name indeed!

Voon Tek said...


A.John said...

Bengap is the clown who appointed him as' Information Minister! Ha,

Sven said...


This minister is actually a bangang, full stop.

Anonymous said...

"Understandable lah, the PM does not even open his 'cabinet', and how do you expect him to know what is in it."

He doesn't open it because there are too many skeletons in it.

Anonymous said...

what!he called me goblok!my mother never said that tome.itu GOBLOK kasi balik samu lu lah!.

GobloKing said...

Rocky you knew ZAM from way back when...
So do share...
1. was he born this way? OR
2. was he dropped on the head as a kid or maybe you flers play football & he got hit by the ball?OR
3. Aliens abducted his body? OR
4. On becoming YBesar, he got a free lobotomy?


How can anyone change that much??

I have never met a former schoolchum who changed 360 degrees...sometimes they were a certain way but we never took notice, so we think they hv changed..

Recalling school days, I do know that the fler who loved to play at being a gangster became one. So what happened here???