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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Zorro Impersonator has pulled a fast one on me!

To Bernard Khoo a.k.a. Zorro,

My sincere apologies bro.

I have become a victim of an impersonator who has posted a comment here in my blog using your id @ zorro .

I know you personally and was pleasantly surprised to see 'your comment' appear in my comment moderation inbox and also in my Gmail account as I subscribe to their comment notification system as well.

I have always respected you dear Bernard as a fellow blogger and your being amongst the All Blogs senior members.

I had posted 'your comment' as a whole new article and done so as a matter of respect to you.

I have never had to use anyone as my mouthpiece and that posting was done as a gesture of camaraderie, on the spur of the moment.

When I returned home after dinner and saw your email asking me to delete that posting and your denial of being the author of that comment, I immediately deleted the posting and did a background check on the 'zorro' profile.

Imagine my dismay to see a blank profile and realized my being had by that idiot!

My sincere apologies to you Brother Bernard Khoo and to all your readers for the terrible mistake that this impersonator of yours had caused me to make.

This is the reason why, I am now going to strictly vet and double check any comments from now on coming my way and delete anonymous comments or by those who have nothing but a blank profile to show as to who they are or claim to be.

I also would like to tender a sincere apology to Malaysiakini for unwittingly causing them to be a fellow victim of this 'zorro' impersonator.

To the impersonator using the 'zorro' id, I ask that you stop doing this nonsense.

Bloggers like us here in Malaysia are doing our fellow Malaysians a selfless service in disseminating information that the mainstream media does not show or highlight like the BN Assemblyman assaulting the PAS Assemblyman at the Kelantan State Assembly as I have shared here in my blog.

By your masquerading as 'zorro', you have inadvertently caused us unnecessary harm and mischief by raising doubts about our integrity.

Be aware that each and every deed that we do is being recorded by the Malaikats Raqib and Atid and what you have done is very wrong.

I pray that you will receive your rightful retribution soon.

Bernard! Sorry once again.

I produce herewith the profile which the impersonator has used .

8 comments:

susanloone said...

Thanks Mahaguru for taking immediate action. We all, including me, have to be extra careful.

Thanks a lot also for the profile of the impersonator. It will help us alot to weed out the criminals.

:-)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

no disrespect to you mahaguru sir, but if you were familiar with zorro's zorro-unmasked, its not difficult at all to differentiate between his style of writing and of that zorro-impersonator's. thank you.

rational thinker said...

dear mahaguru,

an update from your Hindraf-news spin-master:

Malay Mail itself!:
http://www.mmail.com.my/Current_News/mm/Thursday/Hotnews/20071129112023/Article/index_html

The Star:
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/11/29/nation/19611571&sec=nation

Mana UTUSAN, Berita Harian?? Irresponsible journalism , that's what they are.

G said...

this underscores the need for greater vigilance on the part of bloggers.

Be careful man. Lots of penyangak out there. Tip: anything out of pattern needs closer scrutiny.

g'luck

Maverick SM said...

Zainol,

I have got to know you at the BUM Forum and had been impressed by your views and intellectuality. When I read that posting on Zorro, I was puzzled and bewildered. I won't believe that Bernard Zorro would post such comments. I thought you cooked it up.

But this post and apology clears off all doubts and restore your dignity and respect.

I am truly glad you did what you had to do. You have clarified everything. I believe Bernard Zorro should be vindicated and should heartily accept your apology.

Zainol, as always, I am proud to be your friend.

The Malaysian. said...

Bro, I was in fact very surprised that you wrote the earlier post about Zorro's comments. I don't know Bernard personally but judging by the venal content, writing style and poor English grammar used by the fake commenter at your blog, I was positive that it was not him. However since you seemed to be sure, I let it pass and refrained from commenting yesterday. Cheers and have a good day.

mahaguru58 said...

Dear friends,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I truly feel glad to have your support and acceptance of my apologies regarding the careless mistake that I did in passing on that comment by that 'zorro'.

Those who have come to know me in person would know that I will never trade in my principles of standing for fair comment and speech and will be together with the Malaysian Bloggers no matter what when the need arises.

I respect and love each and every one of you fine folks no matter what your creed or color is.

We may have differences of opinions and conflicting stands on certain issues and matters but at the end of the day, we are but one family of dedicated Malaysian Bloggers who share our views and news about things that really matter to us.

We are playing an important role in the dissemination of information and in a case like this unintentional slip and mistake in passing off a comment that I was duped into believing it from our fellow Blogger Zorro, I did what any of you will have done.

I have corrected the mistake and tendered a global apology to Bernard and Malaysiakini who carried the link to my posting.

I am thankful to all of you who have written in your support and understandings here.

I am proud and feel blessed to have you all as my friends.

Truly honored to be amongst you fine Malaysians.

Looking forward to seeing you all in person at the next opportune moment.

May Allah bless us all. Ameen.

Elviza Michele said...

Dear Mahaguru,

Ah, one of those time I feel compelled to leave a mark here, otherwise, I am always a contented reader - so to speak.

If Zorro you wrote about here is the one that I always see & hug on a weekly basis, I dont think he will have problem at all to let this be a bygone.

Of course, impersonators are a plenty in blogshpere. I am of the view, the blog owners should publish comments with diligence esp when you are not moderating. Just a thougt

Good day Mahaguru...