Energy, Water and Communications Deputy Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor suggested in Parliament that compulsory registration should be implemented for bloggers with sites on local servers. [Source]

Seriously, how did this dude manage to become our deputy minister?

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16 Responses to “Malaysia bloggers may have to register?”

  1. RC Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Wow! This for real. I’m the new guy in this blogging world & I’m having cold feet. Please post more. Luv to read yr updates.

  2. Jee Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 1:43 am

    RC… welcome to the blogging world. Don’t worry about the news, it make no sense.

  3. JACQ Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 8:58 am

    It sure doesn’t make any sense! Stupid idea it is.. getting bloggers to register..

  4. nd Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I like the parody that melvinf posted

  5. Jee Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    We have some creative bloggers around, that’s for sure.

  6. khairul Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    wat da heck??!!!! does he thinks bloggers are like hanphone users? what’s the purpose of registering bloggers? definitely the idea [if implemented] is violating Article 10 of the Federal Constitution.

    There’s no use of having the term ‘Freedom of Expression’ in our constitution if our expressions are going to be restricted.

    Stupid idea… :(

  7. Jee Says:
    April 7th, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    The latest news is that the purpose for registration is for ‘survey’ and ‘research’ purpose only… as always, our government leaders are ‘misintepreted’ by our press again.

  8. khairul Says:
    April 8th, 2007 at 12:44 am

    misinterpreted or sengaja nak cover sbb dah jd issue? haiya.. leaders should think before they talk…

  9. Jee Says:
    April 8th, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Malaysia leaders like to use the ‘misintepreted’ as reasons for all wrong saying. Pity the reporters, always acted as scapegoat.

  10. Linken Lim Says:
    April 9th, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Sometimes, i really wonder whether it is Malaysia Boleh. or Malaysia Bodoh ?

  11. Jee Says:
    April 9th, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Linken… we are part of Malaysia; I certainly won’t claim myself as bodoh :)

  12. khairul Says:
    April 13th, 2007 at 11:08 am

    i agreed with jee ;)

  13. RM Says:
    April 16th, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Jee…

    Any govt. who wants blogger to register, only have this in mind…”CONTROL” whoever spread rumour, negativity comments on govt. racial issues etc…can be trace to that blogger lah. then who comes knocking on your door…Special branch lah.

    They should consetrate on porn websites than bloggers.

    Can they trace if you don’t register???

  14. Jee Says:
    April 16th, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    I don’t mind if they take action against those who spread rumors; problem is they are likely to take action against those who are anti-government regardless of fact or rumor.

    “Can they trace if you don’t register???”

    Depends. They can’t if the bloggers really want to hide from their radar…

    The irony is, those that are traceable are normally more logical and responsible bloggers… those that are obnoxious and aggressive are most likely to remain anonymous and untraceable.

  15. alwyn percy peter Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    hey there. This is the first time I am goin on line. it’s interesting to see that the reaction of the peoplewith regards to the government wanting to impose regulations 4 people who intent to express themselves freely on the net. Looks like we heading the way of previous administrator of the country. why be hypocritical? better impose the ISA on bloggers becos they defame, slander and create chaos to this country where the rich and famous get away with every crime possible. I am a business person running a small yet enterprising retail outlet. I m married with 2 school going kids. Of late, in fact since February business has been going down the drain. Yet the government comes up with tales of the country’s economic wonder. I wonder what time zone are they really living in. becos I’m pretty sure it’s not in the same zone that the common people are living in. Everyday we see prices of everyday neccesities are climbing. Cooking oil, milk produces, etc, etc are being manupilated by multinational companies that are hijacking the lives of the common people. The government wants to increase the salary of the government servants by 40%. who is going to pay the cost. Us the tax payers. and what kind of service do we get when we go to the government offices. The people working there forgets that it is not the pengarah who is payng their salary. we the tax payers do it. whether there is an increase of salary or not is also not going to prevent corruption which is rive in the services. The ACA is only wasting the peoples money. Name us the public of one hugely political figure that ever was charged and imprisoned 4 corruption. All cases that were successful were those who were caught 4 accepting rm200 and above. This is why I am not ever voting. Will the prime minister get of his high horse and look around him from the ground. Stop listening to all the liars surrounding him. we the bloggers of this free land, heading towards 50 years of independence want a change. A change towards good governance. honest administration and healthier living. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

  16. Jee Says:
    May 9th, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    peter… you are just about hitting the nails right on every spot; I couldn’t say it better.

    I am not really an anti-government type, but lately… it’s really hard to find something good to say about our government.

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