Jeff4Parliament a reality today. Did someone laugh behind his back when Jeff said he was going to contest in the last General Election?
Well, no one's laughing now.
In any case, in his posting Time to Get Even (April 15), YB Jeff Ooi blogs:The NSTP & 3 were granted an ex-parte injunction against Jeff last January, which effectively shuts him up. Sixteen months of having to shut up is a long time.
"The defamation suit against me, the blogger, is over one year old and no new grounds had been made to face off the plaintiffs -- NSTP & Others -- in the open court.
With or without judiciary reforms in Malaysia, I have decided to take the offensive and take them on, one by one, big man or small man.
I have been asked to set aside another RM12,000.00 for the solicitor's part of the cost in defending myself, and I am determined to clear my name. Kalimullah Masheerul Hassan, Hishamuddin Aun and Brendan Pereira, who sued me alongside the listed company, the NSTP, must be prepared to see me to the last drop. It's also time to say all that should be said in the court, with evidence."
Today, Jeff Ooi will be able to break that silence. As a Member of Parliament, he is free to speak up in Parliament. So speak up, bro YB! Let them hear you!
The AP has a nice piece on Activists, bloggers and "rabble-rousers" in Parliament.
p.s. The poster The First Blogger to Become MP? appeared on the front page of Singapore's mypaper, the 27 Feb 2008 edition. It was based on a Q & A I had with Jeff in Penang the day earlier where he had launched his book to raise funds for his election campaign.