The Malay Male. Journalist Amir Hafizi's urgent need to explain his sudden disappearance from the blogosphere last August to his faithful readers prompted me to start this Guest Blogger "column". I had the pleasure of being his editor when Amir was a reporter at The Malay Mail. I think it was in 2004 when someone drew my attention to his blog and suggested that I should tell Amir to pull his blog down. The nature and content of The Malay Male, someone further suggested, was giving the Malay Mail (The Paper That Cares) a bad name.
Bros and sis, I give you The Malay Male:
"Fucking hell, man.
Ever since I shut down my site, most people don’t give a shit. Which is good. But some people have been asking me questions and shit.
Usually, they are of these variety:
- Did you get spooked by the spooks?
- Did the Government order you to shut down your blog?
- Did you stop blogging because of you new job?
- Will you fuck me in the ass?
And so on and so forth.
Well, I used to tell them the truth. I told them, “Nah. I just got bored.”And then, a week later ...."