Bloggers:Called to Join Politics Following the Likes of Jeff Ooi

Posted: July 31, 2007 in Uncategorized

An invitation has been extended to the blogosphere by opposition party DAP in a bid to recruit potential candidates for the anticipated general elections after our very own Jeff Ooi joined the party barely a few days ago.Even <“Malaysiakini”>
has reported on the news of DAP call for blogger to join the party with its posting;

<“”Enter politics: DAP to bloggers”>

Jeff Ooi himself blogger turned politician has called upon fellow bloggers to enter DAP when he said,
“I hope you, too, will join our clarion call for MALAYSIAN FIRST through DAP.”

Source:“Jeff 4 Malaysia”>

Besides that DAP supremo <“Lim Kit Siang”>a blogger himself, while welcoming Jeff Ooi at the tea party said that he would like to see more politicians taking up blogging and blogger themselves entering the politics scene. “Stating that socio-political blogging is not end by itself”.

I wonder what Uncle Lim was taking about when he said not socio-political blogging is not end by itself, I personally do not see it as something that is static for through blogging many outcomes can be gain not necessarily politics itself. So blogging for me is not just merely blogging for it is so much more even if bloggers like myself do not join political parties. After all if all bloggers did we can’t can be considered non-partisan and we would have taken sides. Frankly speaking I support the cause but the way its being done, I really do not know what to say.

Uncle Lim on numerous accounts has highlighted issues that are vital to society. He alerts us to issues that we probably would have overlooked but him being a part of a political party makes me think twice whether his views on based on “his views” or due to his political agenda. I know it will be naive of me to say that even us bloggers who take a non-partisan view have no agenda, as we all to a certain extent have some sort of agenda of our own but it is a consolation that we are not tied to any particular political party.

What do you guys think about DAP’s call? I wonder if this will change the view the bloggers have over Jeff?


  1. Rauff says:

    Wah like singers become actors and vice versa. hahahah~!

  2. coolooc says:

    Yes, a lot of non-malays in Malaysia are leaving this country. But what the hell, they (babiputras) don’t care. They are happy that we leave.

    I do agree with you of those you mentioned, our country is stepping backward, we are loosing in all aspects and yet overdue and retard ministers are still available on shelf. The ministers think that they are the only ones capable and qualified to be there and not replaceable, otherwise the country could collapse.

    Looking at Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq likes looking at this country future. The well connected babiputras are getting richer. This government is spoon feeding the babiputras at this nation expense. I am sick of this country too.

    My advise is let them rot in their own stew.

    The Barisan government has achieved 0% in reversing the trend of racism.

    While South Africa has disbanded racism through the government’s initiative after the global news onslaught, our Malaysia government leaders are propagating RACISM and FACISM in every way.

    In term of racism, we are the most uncivilised country in the world. Look into our neighbouring countries of Asia, they are advancing economically on a straight forward objective, for their citizens.

    Whereas we are moving in deviationist path, widely off the international economic theory for the sole objective, of propelling the well being of a supreme race.

    Mahathir era is over, here we have Badawi. Is he changing the trend? Not a single sign of it.

    How about the future under Najib? Sad, sad. They have more camouflage in readiness.

  3. cherwith says:

    I think it very nasty and uncalled for to brand Malays in such a manner. To generalize and to name-call them is very childish. If non-malays are upset over issues whatever it may be we got to do something about pointing fingers at the whole Malay race never settled anything. I know a lot of good Malays, smart, hardworking,dedicated etc. You are being just as racist if you isolate one race and blame them for everything. Malays are not an issue, there are not the problem, the problem is selected individuals in power that disrespect Malaysian. If we continue to isolate each other by race, we are just the same and how can we claim to be true Malaysians? As merdeka approaches I belief it is essential for us all malays and non-malays to reflect and see what it truly means to be a Malaysian despite the restrictions! I’m not saying it is perfect but then again what is?

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