A very good point, in fact. But really. Anyone who’s honest enough about the power of the Internet will tell you the same thing. Blogs in Malaysia are not that powerful (At least not during the elections). Anyone who believes that they are are paranoid, or deluding themselves. There are some politicians who have made their blogs their life, but unless it was by their blogs that they came to prominence (Jeff Ooi comes to mind) then they should really not be relying on their blogs to get the word out. Even if they did become famous because of their blogs, they should not rely on it to be their main spokespiece. They should be instead be going out to meet the people.
Would I want to subscribe to a politician’s blog? I did twice, and I’ve taken to skipping both for this GE. Call it information overload, but I honestly cannot tahan (stand in Malay as in tolerate) DAP Advisor Lim Kit Siang’s blog. His walls of text and style of writing put me to sleep (Sorry Mr Lim Kit Siang). The only one I do read (though I’m getting turned off by the amount of anti-BN rheotoric) is Nat’s Jelas.Info. Even so, I still enjoy reading his blog, which is a wonderful mix of personal and political matters.
There are a number of issues that I’m not too happy with in this present administration, but I’m echoing the call: Unless you’ve registered as a voter, you have no right to complain. You get the govt you voted (or didn’t vote for).
That said: Pak Lah, can we have our town councils elections back? I’d sure like to kick some of them out from PJ. Though I have to admit, their frontliners are very pleasant and nice people to work with.
Excited to be Voting Nao