Saturday, September 8, 2007

YBs - Start your own Blog!

MP and Minister Nazri A Aziz held court at a seminar for journalists a few days ago in PJ. Organised by the National Union of Journalists, the seminar was part of the union's Merdeka celebrations. Some 100 NUJ members, students of journalism and guests sat and listened to Nazri lamenting that he sometimes didn't get enough space in the newspapers.

In fact, this is not an uncommon grievance of MPs and ministers. State Assemblymen and MBs also complain at various times of the same thing. It's a fact that politicians have a love-hate relationship with the media the world over, and most believe strongly in the saying that "bad Press is better than no Press at all."

On this occasion, and with the technology readily available in the country, those who complain that they don't get enough Press have an immediate solution to their woe - START YOUR OWN BLOG!

It takes less than three minutes to create a blog. Those who are really IT-savvy can start one with half an eye closed! When MPs, MBs, Ministers and CMs have their own blog, they can have total control of their media space. They can shut people out, lecture and sermonise to their hearts content, receive feedback from voters and engage their constituents all the time.

I know that they are very busy and may not be able to update their blogs as often as they like. But why not take the first step and see if it works. Hello! You and I know a couple of high-profile politicians who blog, and one must give them credit for doing so. The frequency with which they update their blogs is another matter altogether!

Having cyber-warriors doing the articulation is not the same as having a genuine YBs operating their own blogs. Politicians in some other countries have their own blogs and they have found this to be useful and convenient.

Come on YBs, let's see you put up your blog soon! It'll be fun too!

PS - would YBs who blog be referred to as liars, rumour mongers and goblok too? I wonder...

9 comments:

muststopthis said...

Aha, YB's who YB? ain't gonna happen! they can't handle the truth!

Anonymous said...

let them try. for nazri, if there arent enough traffic to his blog, he will start to complain again. may be he will impose condition that there must be minimum weekly visits by all streamyx subsrcibers to his blog to enjoy special rate, no?

BigDogDotCom said...

Can the busy schedule and lifestyle of an average YB, let alone a Minister, able to handle the commitments and demands of a blog?

Otherwise the blog will be dry and boring and attract few visitors. So they will not get the 'attention' and 'publicity' that they so crave for.

One other point is that most of these Ministers and YBs serve constituencies where internet penetration is low.

That's why they still prefer print medias' coverage, especially mainstream newspapers to give them the publicity they crave for.

HangJebat said...

good news for all YB's.pls also get use to youtube and all other stuff's so we can vote for the most creative YB.....

ZURICH said...

tok.. saya melihat Dato Nazri.. ini sebagai ULTRA MALAYS.. hebat
politikNYA berjaya di semua zaman..

masa zaman mahathir ..dia berjaya
zaman pak lah..dia pun berjaya..

"DATO SERI NAZRI.. HE GOT CLASS"
Moga ALLAH merahmati DATO Nazri..

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Anonymous said...

YB's blogging? Cool! But then, what one earth would they want to write about, taking into account their incompetency in matters of great concern. Well, save for few who are not - incompetent, that is.

Then - hopefully not - they'd be asking for blogging allowances. Not for themselves, mind you, but to pay their cyber-troopers! And with gall, they'll announce "Hey! We're creating jobs, you see". - Amir

puvanan said...

Handling truth is never easy. It really takes lotsa courage for someone to convert themselves from Yang Berhormat to Yang Berblog.. Good suggestion! But will they?

BigDogDotCom said...

Dato',

Zurich bagi komen "Dato' Nazri Aziz ini berjaya.....hebat sepanjang zaman".

Berjaya apa? Hebat apa? Mantan Boss yang pernah menaikan Nazri Aziz hingga ke peringkat Menteri, kemudian dikatanya, 'berjaya' dan 'hebat' ka tu???

Semasa menhadi Menteri KEPUN, mana usahan kelas menengah Bumiputra yang dipelupuri beliau? Bukankah itu satu agenda membangunkan masyarakat usahawan Melayu yang begitu dititik beratkan Dr. Mahathir semasa 1/3 akhir Kepimpinan beliau?

Bagaimana skandal Airport Limo dan PNS?

Ultra Malay apa ni????