Langkawi, Jan 5: Even before the passing of Big Dog, there were already so few of us left from the pre-2008 blogging era (Malaysia’s 12th general election was held in May of that year), when blogs were hot and socio-political bloggers like Big Dog, Jeff Ooi, Sheikh Kickdefalla, and Elizabeth Wong were “liars” just because the Abdullah Administration didn’t understand what blogging was.
In 2021, this number will diminish further. But, like they say, the tough will get going. And two of the toughest (in my book at least) have started the year quite strongly.
In his latest posting Tiga juta menganggur: Tiga juta menganggur: Pemimpin politic tiada agenda memulih negara, hanya menjaga kepentingan mereka , Syed Akbar Ali, who was part of an economic recovery council when Dr M was PM and the national anti-graft commission under the Najib Razak administration, lashes out at Anwar Ibrahim for not offering solutions to overcome problems facing the people. Some 3 million people are going to be jobless in 2021 and all the politicians care about are themselves, he says. Najib and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi are not spared.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin does not seem to be on OutSyed The Box’s radar but he’s definitely on blogger Salahuddin Hisham aka A Voice. In his FB posting Convince public by purging the “dinosaurs” and their ways, A Voice says the nation needs a ‘reset’ and end the reign of political dinosaurs and their ways (in reference to the likes of Tajuddin Abdul Rahman and Zeti Akhtar Aziz, apparently).
“We need a brand new leadership, one that doesn’t involve Mahathir or Muhyiddin,” the blogger adds. Azmin Ali’s people, don’t get too excited, though, please.