Smearing blogs with politics. Weblogs and websites will be used to the max in the run-up to this General Election. Many quarters will go overboard. Many will get up very close and personal. Azalina the Youth and Sports Minister, who is believed to be the head of the Umno cybertroopers set up to malign certain bloggers, is an early victim to this vicious tactic.
Readers are advised not to believe every shit served by the blogs. If you have read machai.net and prokhairy.blogspot.com, you know what I mean.
My advice: Stick to blogs whose credibility and integrity you are quite sure of.
Not all the new blogs and portals will be about dirt and skeletons. Some blogsites seem to try to be respectable and informative, in the way Malaysia Today and Malaysiakini are.
Among the states, Selangor is first off the block with www.pru12.net.
Nothing as juicy as the blog dedicated to Azalina, but you get quite a lot of news there. For eg, Selangor being the only state that has given its list of proposed candidates to the ACA to vet, here, makes one think of what's holding back the other states.
And this piece of news Shah Alam mungkin dapat semua calon tempatan is the biggest hint yet that the son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin, would not be fielded as a candidate in Shah Alam and would contest in the safe-as-condom Rembau seat.