Monday, April 5, 2010

The minister who labels bloggers as insignificant

I know someone who started low with Pemuda, then made it to the Dewan Rakyat as a Member of Parliament before being appointed a Parliamentary Secretary before bcoming a full Minister. He was nice and okay then.

However, a Prime Minister aspirant now, he is getting snobbish. Many call him 'Menteri Sombong'. Maybe he got his own reasons but what I cant accept is when he regarded bloggers as 'insignificant' and 'cannot be trusted'. Wow!

I spoke to a few pro-government bloggers about it and they agreed that this guy should be sidelined and let him deal only with the mainstream media. He is a publicity-craze anyway as he calls for press conference mostly everyday and issuing statements with the hope of making it to front pages.

He doesnt take advise and doesnt listen to good words about how he should stay relevant - as a minister and an Umno leader. He got two deputies whom we seldom heard of, not in making statement nor in requesting for a press conference. Both are considered 'politically dead''.

This minister will appear in any dailies mostly everyday, even to announce something which a deputy secretary general of his ministry can attend to. Nobody else can find a space in the media. Its only him and him.

He made a few blunders but was neatly concealed with the help of friends and bloggers. He didnt impress much although he tries from time to time to create something to draw the public interest. Latest, I heard that one of his senior aides with the ministry is no more allowed to sign any letter while another is counting his days to be fired. His special officers, too got no work at all.

On behalf of my fellow bloggers, I would like to tell him that he should improve his knowledge about the importance of blogs in many countries and to many Presidents and Prime Ministers. In some countries, a team of bloggers are appointed to a special panel to assist the government in various aspects.

I am glad that our Prime Minister, his deputy and some ministers are running their own blogs and spend time meeting some pro-government bloggers once in a month or every two or three months, However, we treat this minister as a special case. Let us see whether he can make it to the pinnacle of his politics by ignoring the importance of blogs.

If you aspire to become a Prime Minister, you better work your way up, by yourself and by your nose.

After all, we bloggers are not so hard-up to have coffee with him!

14 comments:

si pitak said...

alamak bro,

aku macam tau je siapa yang kau maksudkan.

dia ni memang perangai hodoh, kata orang kelantan. cakap banyak tapi selalu buat silap.

kau memang bijak tak sebut nama dia tapi aku rasa ramai yang tau.

memang dia MENTERI SOMBONG! SOMBONG BODOH!

dato P said...

bujai, i thot your relations with him are ok until u posted this one.

what happened? what did he refuse to give you?

all the while, you wrote all the good and positive things about him.

why the sudden change?

frust ka bro?

BIG TOP said...

ANY POLITICIANS WHO IGNORE BLOGS WILL FIND EXIT IN THE NEXT PARTY ELECTIONS AND GENERAL ELECTIONS.

IT HAS HAPPENED.

WE CANT DEFY THE POWER OF BLOGS. OF COURSE THERE ARE GOOD AND BAD BLOGGERS BUT WE MUST CONSIDER THOSE IN SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT.

THE PRESENT DAYS REQUIRE CLOSE RAPPORT BETWEEN POLITICIANS AND BLOGGERS. EVEN SOME BIG BUSINESSES EMPLOY BLOGGERS TO FACLITATE THEM.

I AM NOT SURE WHICH MINISTER ARE YOU POINTING AT BUT IF HE KEEPS ON DENYING THE IMPORTANCE ON BLOGS IN POLITICS, HIS CAREER WILL COME TO A HALT VERY SOON...

Anonymous said...

PM and DPM engage with public including bloggers well.

The aspirant must be one among three of the VPs. Zahid desperately seeking to neet bloggers but is being shunned for his stupid remarks as MoD.

That leaves Hishamuddin and Shafie Afdal. My guess would that husband of equally snobbish Tengku Marsilla ie non performing Menteri Amaran Dalam Negeri.

Sudahlah Hisham kau bukannya pejuang. Abenda Kiss and Apologise ...pengecut tak boleh jadi PM. Byk lain lebih layak.

Anonymous said...

Salam,

Kita patut understand lah Ministers atau politicians are human and have big egos. Jadi, tidak hairannya kalau mereka kena dikritik oleh bloggers, they will hit back and call bloggers stupid atau irrelevant dan sebagainya. These Ministers will even make threats like saying they will censor the internet or filter the net of so-called bad influences simply because they don't like bloggers to criticise them. If you always write nice things about them and keep praising them, then they will be nice to you too, is what they want to convey to bloggers.

Yus

Anonymous said...

why so angry?

let him be laaa!


sooner or later, he will definitely look up at you people

Anonymous said...

who is this minister? let me know. i will avoid him forever!

timun cina said...

biaq pi la jai.

memang dia dah lagu tu. bila tiba time election, dia tau la nasib dia!

aku pun bloger jugak, tak harap orang macam ni. tak guna sokong pun!

Anonymous said...

Bro Jai,
Ingatkah kau mamat mantan menteri, amat marah dengan blogger, kini apa jadi dengan dia. Erection lepas dia kena main, kalah teruk. Ini menteri yang kau sebut aku tahu siapa dia, tetapi aku ada reservation. He is a nice man but poor PR and wrongly adviced.Semalam dia pakai tee-shirt hitam macam man in black, choon sungguh.

Anonymous said...

Jai, dia x bagi u ini barang kah ??, pasal tu u merunggut, tapi x berani namakan menteri tu... nak cuba jugak cari makan, kelak iye???

Ini Lagu JAI.

Ada yang panggil ringgit
Ada yang panggil dollar
Ada yang panggil baht
Ada yang panggil rupiah
Semua ini duit
Bikin orang belit

Cari duit halal
Agar jangan kesal
Jangan sampai makan rasuah
Nanti bangsa jadi musnah

Anonymous said...

A MASSEUSE in Kuala Lumpur has claimed to have given massages capable of enhancing male libido to over 1,000 men, including local artistes and celebrities, reported Harian Metro.

“Some men have approached me for their private parts to be massaged. They are even willing to pay double,” said Lia, who is now “freelancing” at hotel rooms and flats, and earning some RM4,000monthly.

JAI ONLY WANTS hisham to STOKE his WALLET.

Anonymous said...

He didnt give you any contracts'ah bro? I'm a BN supporter and parasites like you are the ones that give BN a bad NAME.

Anuar Hisham said...

To Those Anon who is saying that Bujai here is doing this because he never get the RM, you guys are asshole, this minister fella is actually have somthing in the closet i think because he gave away two cars to Anuar Zain, why? And there is a lot of his black history actually, soon i will reveal, but for now pls dont talk cock if u really dont understand what the fuck ur talking about ok. Oh yes this minister is so arrogant and did u guys notice or not, his special officer all are pretty boys, dont play-play i tell u, it is time to bring him down.

Ryzal72 said...

Assalamualaikum,
SEDIH laa sikit jika betul dengan dakwaan beberapa org kat sini yang ada bloger yang cuba cari makan dengan cara menghimpit MEnteri. Jika bapak Menteri suap, semua diceritakan yang baik2, jika bapak Menteri tak suap maka semuanya tentang Menteri itu adalah buruk...Mana Integriti?. Apakah nilai bloger kerajaan juga sama dengan blogger pembangkang. Barangkali itulah sebabnya mummy rokiah ketengahlan dlm blognya baru-baru ini. Ikhlas.