4.12.06

Things that make you go HMM...

Can you believe it?


Hubby sent me this link this morning that I read and just couldn't believe. It's on freedom of speech (or rather, what's happening to it in Malaysia). Check out
'Malaysia mulls gag on bloggers'.

All this crap about writing stuff to creat "disharmony, chaos, seditious material and lies"...does the Malaysian Government really think that Malaysian bloggers have nothing better to write about than this sorta stuff? Would anyone really be more interested in creating chaos among the government than telling everyone about their lives?

And all this talk about photos etc...if in the first place, these so called 'incrimnating' photos weren't taken, then there would have been nothing to post on the Internet. Who would be stupid enough to do something like that if they knew that it was going to land them in hot soup? & who would be even more stupid believing everything they see? Nowadays, the software that computers have can do so many things that seeing is no longer believing.

The Government thinks that we can't decide for ourselves what's right and what's wrong...that our beliefs and values are now close to non-existent. Perhaps they think that we can't think for ourselves and judge what is suitable for us and vice versa. Maybe they think that control is better than free will.

All I have to say is this...it's no wonder more and more Malaysians are leaving Malaysia. When you can't even trust your own people to make the right decisions, what's the point?

5 comments:

pugly said...

Freedom is a dangerous thing ... & freedom of speech is a lethal prospect. That's been our country's (sorry, my country :-P) mantra since the beginning of time. Unfortunately.

Think if they find my blog now, I would go straight into ISA? :-) It has all of those things - & more!

NinJaMoo said...

Pugly: How can your comments create any sort of racial disharmony and social chaos?!? We're not living in the dark ages anymore!!!

& I'm still a Malaysian at heart...

Anonymous said...

In a way a little censorship is better than none. We're still a developing country, we can either turn into a Singapore where all is a ball-and-chain and no one is allowed to disagree, or we can turn into a Indonesia where everything is a bloody mess.

And besides, look at that Michael whathisname who blogged and commented about "Malaysia Bodoh" for wasting money on the new palace and playing congkat in space, he's right. A lot of people would agree. But who cares? No one. Cuz this is Malaysia. As long as we get our share of the rice bowl everyone is happy.

pugly said...

Moo, I'm not referring to my comments ... am referring to some of the contents & pics in there :-)

Danny said...

That's the thing about Malaysians, generally. They would bitch about every single thing but not through the proper channel. And when they meet up with any government officers, they'll say, "Everything OK". Darn hypocrite!