I attended the 1st Blog House Malaysia organized ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference today which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel ( former Hotel Nikko) near the KL City Centre.
Many of my fellow Malaysian Bloggers were there. I first sat in a discussion about regulations and authority which was conducted at a room moderated by a fellow blogger.
Most of the attendees were all for no regulations to be imposed by the respective ASEAN governments upon bloggers. I guess I was the lone blogger who didn't agree with such a demand.
Blog as one pleases, shoot 'em down and get away with whatever one blogs without considering the implications of one's cyber-sniping?
I thought the theme of the conference was 'Blogging Mindfully and Responsibly'?
Here were some bloggers especially those from Thailand represented by a Canadian born journalist who wasn't too happy about the way things were in Thailand who was calling for no regulations to be imposed on bloggers there by the Thai Government.
He was referring to the way the Thais were very particular about anyone committing 'lese majeste'. Insulting the Thai Royalty. One who does that can face severe punishments. So, he was stating his point of view that he didn't agree with the way things were over there in the 'Sawadee Kap' land.
Then there was a blogger from Kampuchea. She was also for no regulations to be imposed on bloggers. :)
There was also an American born blogger speaking on behalf of Vietnamese bloggers. Same old demand again. No regulations.
After the break at 10am, I adjourned to join friends from among the Malaysian blogging fraternity who were present.
Will be uploading several short clips of speeches by Syed Akbar Ali, Blog House Malaysia President, Former PM Tun Dr M, PM Dato Seri Najib and blogger Kounila from Kampuchea when I get the opportunity to do so.
At the end of the day, I still hold firm to my point that bloggers must be responsible for what they publish.
The truth must be told no matter what so that justice may live but one shouldn't blog irresponsibly and expect to get away with whatever untruths one unleashes unto the reading netizens.
Always stick to the truth if you don't want to have your blogging ass whupped!
Figuratively speaking! :D Of course...no pun intended at anyone...:)
Congratulations to Blog House Malaysia for successfully holding this 1st Malaysian - ASEAN Bloggers Conference and graced by the current Malaysian PM and also by our 4th PM Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad who has consented to be the patron for the BHM.
Well done Syed Akbar Ali & team!
All the best to you guys n lone lady! Dato Nuraina Samad!
I wish you all success!