Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Our tourism minister was quoted by a chinese daily saying that ALL bloggers are liars and that 10,000 of them are unemployed and that 8000 of them are women.
Firstly, it’s not okay to say that ALL bloggers are liars. Clearly someone needs to go for Critical Thinking classes. Or redo the premises topic in his form4 modern maths. Because of a handful of rebels among a community of innocents you can’t just generalize like that! And how sure is he that 10,000 of us are unemployed?? AND WHAT RIGHTS DOES HE HAVE TO SAY THAT 8000 OF THE UNEMPLOYED BLOGGERS ARE WOMEN?
That’s three very bad mistakes that he has brought upon to himself. I still don’t understand why our politicians haven’t already learned from past experiences to remove their feet from their mouths?? Do the words they say ever get processed in their brains??
I don’t have a problem with the whole clamping down on bloggers who try to create disharmony among our countrymen. We need to sugar coat our words and tell a white lie every now and then to make things alright, but of course we must protect ourselves. I myself am not an activist nor am I extremely critical of my going ons, but I do and will always stand up in the face of stupidity.
As bloggers, I think we’ve had enough reminders not to play with fire time and time again. We KNOW what we’re doing.
But those statements were uncalled for.
The tourism minister’s pissed-off-ness was directed at an Indonesian journalist who blogged about her very unorganised trip under the invitiation from the Malaysian tourism board. But that’s a whole other issue that I shall not meddle with.
1. “All bloggers are liars!”
Perhaps one of the stupidest statement I’ve heard ever since the short skirt incident made by that Penang politician. Be specific. “ALL bloggers who want to bring the government down by spreading ill harmony are liars” might be a better choice of words. I feel hurt one you know!
2. “10,000 of the bloggers are unemployed.”
Unless all Malaysian bloggers are registered(a situation that has been predicted by many Malaysian bloggers to occur in the near future), then it is possible to find out if that figure is true. And what’s with the nice round number anyway..
He paints a picture of bloggers as useless bums who sit around the whole day trying to create tension among the people. But so many bloggers are ambassadors of the truth. Traditional media can never beat what bloggers can do for each other.
3.”And 8000 of them are women.”
This one really never die before.
WHY MUST SAY WOMEN? DON’T SAY WOMEN WILL DIE MEH!! As if by saying WOMEN his claims can be strengthen further. Really irrelevant. This is discriminatory. The funniest thing was that the statement was made on International Women’s Day. Couldn’t have chosen a better day to say it. *clap hands*
Though I admit the female bloggers I’ve come to know is not a large chunk of the whole population of Malaysian bloggers but I believe the figure is big enough to use as a random sample of female Malaysian bloggers. And I can barely think of one who is unemployed. And NO. Homemakers and students are NOT considered to be unemployed. They have noble duties too! I wish he would get his facts right before jumping to such conclusions. The blogosphere consist of many smart women who come from all walks of life and would not need to stoop so low as to ‘tell lies’ just because they are ‘unemployed'(should they ever be).
So who’s the liar now?
23 thoughts on “All Bloggers Are Liars?!?!”
I always believe in this saying, “When they point one finger at us, they have 3 other fingers pointing back at them”
This reminds me of the recent lucky draw issue 😛
BTW, how are you girl? ^_^
jo: that’s probably all our fingers la. haih. hahaha yeah lor quite similiar! =) I’m doing good..very busy busy busy..:(
WTH wei! haha. now this is one good post. 😀
jo: haha thank you.. but it has to be said!
Internet compared to print and broadcast is the only form of media which they have no power to control of. And generally people who reads the newspaper and watches the news, that has no idea or whatsoever of what is the context of a blog is about will buy what Tunku Adnan said.
So, it’s a way to control some parts of Malaysians.
They don’t need 90% to win, even 51% should be alright.
Yay to Malaysia.
jo: true la. more uneducated people than educated people. i’ve heard of that before too.
Owh I forgot.
Of course there are some parts of what Tunku Adnan that I agree of.
SOME AMOUNT of bloggers are liars. Happens that amount of people before I know their blogs.
SOME AMOUNT of bloggers are unemployed. Like me, for now 😛
MOST of the bloggers I knew in my life are women
*runs to seek protection*
jo: lol not offensive also, so don’t worry:D ..but quite a silly mistake la
If bloggers are liars, politicians are the morticians of free speech.
jo: ahahha, at least someone attended critical thinking classes. *raises glass of champagne to anthraxxx*
Great way to promote Visit Malaysia 2007…. These government guys sure do know how to think out of the box >_
jo: yup..great way. it’s just too frequent already with these comments.
Now here is something that will really stir your noodle.
If all bloggers are liars, and bloggers say that all bloggers are liars. Does that mean that that statement is a lie? If so, do bloggers tell the truth then?
jo: LOL LOL where have i seen this play of sentences before…*cracks head*… damn funny.
WHAT UTTER CODSWALLOP!!!
Stupid politicians. Psst: Does he even know how to compose and send an email?
He doesn’t even know what he’s talking about.
jo: hahahha what’s a codswallop?? hahaha perhaps he is of the old generation. ah well.
Lol. we need to register first at government before can register a blog or open a new domain…. what a joke…
Like that we lost the freedom of using internet to blog.
A bloggers a liar…. the newspaper always publish a negative comment to bloggers just like we losing a badminton games…. What a joke…
And then or….
whatever happen, the blogger is the one to be blame first….
what a joke…
jo: china’s doing it already. with more fuss about blogs by the government, we will be made to register our blogs very soon one…Â
stupid politicians la….
there is such a thing called “self-employed” wan ok….
jo: oh yah! that too! hmph!
Most Malaysian politicians don’t use their bloody brains when making statements! Worst still, they cannot accept opinions. When they don’t agree they will react like ‘samsengs’, attend a parliament sitting and you’ll know.
All of them ah, ‘Otak di Lutut’! They have the brains but unfortunately it’s not in the head but placed somehere else.
jo: i agree with u that the worst part is that they cannot accept opinions. i’ve seen videos of parliament seatings..damn havoc! hahaha oh u get to do it in law school? cool!!lol that means they dunno how to use their brains?
bravo, jo. well said,a long with all the comments left by your readers. then again, we should know by now that our politicians are famous for making stupid statements like (some gems here) ‘all beautiful women should stay home leaving ugly ones to go out and work to lower the incidence of rape’ and doing ridiculous things like locking condoms up in glass boxes.
frankly, these people have no idea what they’re talking about, they speak only to hear their own voices. turn on the news. how many of them, when interviewed, actually answer the questions put to them?
incompetence. utter, absolute, incompetence.
jo: ahha thanks babes. yes yes but it makes me so friggin mad everytime i hear it! like would they just stop it already!! and i never knew about those!! *outraged* you’ll make them speak, when you become a full fledged journalist, yes?:)
the malaysian politicians have done it again! this time I’m really rendered speechless by his utter stupidity. Nila wasn’t even maliciously criticising them, she just voiced out her concern and frustration. Looks like some people can’t take nothing but boot-licking. So typical of too many of the idiots we voted in.
I bet he couldn’t understand half the blogs of the 10,000 bloggers he was talking about.
“Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill the Malays in revenge and the Indians will kill everyone.” What now is he trying to say with this statement?
Why do we have such idiots in office anyway?
Malaysia boleh, malaysia betul-betul boleh memalukan diri. is it any wonder why the other countries treat us with such disregard?
bloody sexist, brainless and utterly stupid dimwit we have in the tourism ministry.
jo: it’s pure stupidity. hahahha ya that line damn stupid. why would there be killing? *rolls eyes* and he is discriminating the Indian.. as if the Indians are so violent!Â haih.. alot of sexists in our country.Â
I don’t think he knows what he was talking about. I dunno whether he actually thinks.
jo: you’re right..those words..are so … weird.Â
Prolly he could say 10,000 govt officials are lazy and outta 8000 are guyz…
jo: well, it’s the mentality..
why am i not surprised?
jo: *raises wine glass*
What I mean with the percentage is that it’s how they control this country.
If they can’t control 100% then 51% is more than enough to be a majority power in any political system.
So, explains why such rude and idiotic remarks from him, in hope to control just that 51% of people
jo: yeaa.. i get your drift…
oh yeah oh yeah…
all bloggers are liars…?
quote this and remember this…
someday when our sleepy PM or any minister came out blogging, we shall make sure he/she know about this statement…
by the way… who is our tourism minister? 😛
just wanna know who state such stupid statement…
jo: LOL that COULD happen.:) didn’t think about it.:)
omg!! who is our tourism minister that make this kind of statement ….i think the minister should be sack!!
jo: it’s not that serious la..maybe a good telling off….
jo: haven’t yet…
i know its a bit late but i just got wind of the statement today.
all i can say is, i’m disgusted and apalled at the minister’s extremely sexist and baseless accusations towards women and bloggers in general. for someone in such a position not to be reprimanded and with no action taken towards him whatsoever clearly shows our govt’s habit of sweeping everything under the rug. but as the news has already reached international press, i hope he’s feeling hot under the collar now.
and i sense that he’s in no hurry to make a public apology, that male chauvinist pig. he should learn to hold his tongue and jumping to ridiculous and derogatory conclusions will only serve to make him look like a damn fool. tsk, i cant express how ashamed of this whole matter.
and, their ability to chuck the blame onto others for their own faults has become so commonplace, its gonna be a job requirement at the ministry soon.