chedet.com gets 6 m visitors. In just 4 months, Dr Mahathir's blog has drawn 6 million unique visitors. No mean feat. I have been a blogger for 2 years more (the former PM started his on May 1, 2008 and I started mine in May 2006), and I'm ahead of him by just about half a million. His counter will overtake mine in no time.
But that's the power of blogs. In Dr M's case, the blog has helped him beat the mainstream media's "blackout" on him.
Take his latest posting entitled The so-called Eminent Persons. If not for blogs, we won't have both sides of the story. The Bar Council and Zaid Ibrahim should respond to Dr M's queries. I was invited for the launch of the Eminent Persons' report on the Tun Salleh Abas sacking, but I must admit that I had never heard of the group before that.
Excerpts:Read the whole article here.6. .... If it can set up panels to nullify the findings of a properly constituted Tribunal then everyone should have a right to set up panels to negate the findings of the Malaysian courts, Tribunals and Commissions. There is no need to appeal to the higher courts set up for the purpose of hearing appeals against the decisions of lower courts. It should be noted that Tun Salleh had not resorted to the courts over the findings of the Tribunal.7. Is this what we call the rule of law which the Bar is said to advocate? If you cannot get the judgment you want in a proper court, then set up your own court and get the decision you want. But do it quietly in case the decision, despite your choice of panel members, did not decide in your favour. The whole thing stinks of political skulduggery - an attempt to get at someone and to seek revenge for some imagined wrong done in my past.