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Thursday, May 17, 2007

All Bloggers Need to remain Non Aligned from both the BN or the BA

I refer to the recent All Blogger's Protem Committee's visit to the Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Special Advisor, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim recently.

Blogger KTemoc expressed his worries in his blog regarding such a visit and it's implications upon us Bloggers as a whole whereby the present BN Government with it's 'cry wolf' ministers are already creating a fuss about Bloggers this and Bloggers that!

The Abdullah Badawi government although having promised not to censor the Bloggers as per the MSC Internet Users Charter are now giving way to idiotic calls from their ministers and deputy ministers to curtail the freedom of expression being enjoyed by Bloggers and are just awaiting their go ahead from the powers that be to clampdown upon those of us who blog.


The All Bloggers visit to Anwar Ibrahim gives way to those in the BN government who are itching to block the only free platform left for us to speak up for ourselves and our rights to 'Freedom of Expression' by way of official intervention through legal by laws.

I echo Brother KTemoc's thoughts and viewpoints about the need for us Bloggers not to be aligned or slanted towards either the BN or the BA.

As a Malaysian Muslim Blogger who writes and speaks my mind as to the many issues and matters affecting myself as a citizen of this country and to help defend my faith against unwarranted attacks or to speak up about any issue worth my time and attention, I feel the same way as Brother KTemoc does about the All Bloggers Pro Tem Committee visiting Anwar Ibrahim.

Such a visit will have it's implications upon us Bloggers and seen to be pro the Opposition and anti the BN.

We do not oppose the BN or the BA per se. We are just speaking up for our rights and demanding a fair, just and responsible government.

Whether it is the BN or the BA, if both do not practice what they preach, it leaves us back at square one.

Politicians will always twist and turn to make their mark.

The advent of the Blog as an individual's platform to voice out one's opinion without fear nor favor ought to be kept as neither pro nor quo.

Yes, it is the right and choice of any Blogger to champion whatever political party they align themselves to individually but I think that the All Bloggers Alliance should stay non aligned as an entity if it is supposed to represent all of us as a body.

I may be all for PAS ruling this nation but if any of the PAS's leaders screw up and expect us, who are their supporters to seal our mouths and remain silent, they can dream on.

All Bloggers need to take our feelings into consideration and do not assume that they speak for the entire Malaysian Bloggers Community without taking a referendum as to where we stand on any such issues especially when it involves our liberties to be able to blog as we please.

In this context, I stand with KTemoc on his views here.