Keyboard is mightier than sword. Thus, Hishamuddin Hussein wielding his Keris in UMNO AGM 2005 only shows that he has a weaker and inferior weapon. Weaker than the bloggers.
I’m just stating the obvious here, nothing really new. Why do you think BN is denied 2/3 parliamentary seat in the latest general election (GE)? Do you think the lousy mainstream media made any difference? The 12th Malaysian GE is highly influenced by Malaysian blogosphere. That explains why opposition won seats in KL-Selangor, and many capitals of the 14 states. BN only won seats in kampong where many people have no access to internet and blogs. Apparently the previous leadership underestimated the power of bloggers.
Malaysian mainstream media is very pathetic that information from political bloggers is deemed more reliable. These bloggers get millions of hits into their blogs!
Now they use taxpayers’ money to prosecute Malaysian No.1 controversial political blogger, Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK). What a shame. And some other Malaysian political bloggers have declared war to the government. It’s a good move. In a democratic country where people choose their leaders, leaders are the ones who should be afraid of people, not the other way round.
Why should these people want to prosecute bloggers? Why not start a blog of their own, stand up and explain for their own sake? Or are they too dumb to blog?
At this age, bloggers can become politicians and politicians can become bloggers.