Blogosphere Social Responsibilty. We know what CSR is and how important it must be. Under Budget 2010 the government has proposed to set aside RM100 million to esure that GLCs don't neglect their CSR!
Bloggers won't have that kind of money in a million years but that doesn't stop a group of them from initiating BSR. Blogger Wenger Khairy says his first BSR project is to help Siti Amynur.
This isn't the first time bloggers have come forward to help the needy. Take the case of Miss Yvonne Foong, who has finally raised enough money for her treatment in the US [Blogger gets funds for surgery - The Malay Mail, Nov 30]. Her plight had been highlighted by bloggers [Save Yvonne's Sight by Nuraina A. Samad, for eg] long before the papers picked up her story.
I first joined The Malay Mail in 2001 when it was still The Paper That Cares. Along the way, this tagline was dropped for something else. Last Thursday, we returned that tagline to the paper and on Dec 14 we will launch The Malay Mail Care Fund. We hope we can do more, perhaps in collaboration with the likes of BSR and other such groups, for other Sitis and Yvonnes.