Thursday, October 14, 2010

To Rais and Rocky: Shake hands!

After considering its adverse implication on those involved - Rais, Rocky and the government - let me suggest a simple solution: shake hands and get back to work. I also realise that my previous posting which called for pro-govt bloggers to stay away from Galas and Batu Sapi by-elections (here) was a bit overboard and made things worse.

If both parties agree, they should meet up soon. After all, Rocky is the adviser of Bernama TV which comes under Rais ministry.

We can understand why the minister lost his balance after reading Rocky's Bru posting about the possibility of Rais son being awarded a telco contract recently. Well, Rais got every reason to be furious while as a blogger, Rocky was just putting up the questions without accusing the minister of anything.

Rais could have made the police report against Rocky out of his anger but as the repercussion turned unpleasant, I think the minister is a bit sober by now to notice the ugly side of such an action.

So, I think Bukit Aman should return Rocky's notebook and modem. Similarly, the MCMC should cease its investigation before things get uglier as it would be bad not only for both parties but also for the government.

After a discussion with pro-govt bloggers a few hours ago, and after Big Dog related what Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said earlier in the day, I hereby declare my full support towards Rais-Rocky 'reconciliation'.

We got more important things to attend to as a team. To err is human. So, let us put the ugly episode behind.

I hope Rais and Rocky agree... and I also believe my fellow-bloggers would like to see it settled.

38 comments:

tiongnam said...

walaupun raya dah habis, eloklah bermaaf-maafan. semua manusia buat silap.

janganlah diperbesarkan isu ni, tak elok pada mata rakyat, terutamanya penyokong kerajaan.

jangan biarkan pembangkang gelak banyak2. salam dan tutup mulut diorang tu!

Anonymous said...

bru, take rais to the press club and buy him one or two. both of u will be okay!

yong tau fu said...

rocky will definitely agree with u jai. i doubt rais. his ego runs high. he is a minister, a senior minister.

if he is willing to forgive and forget, he will gain more respect.

budak sekolah said...

TAKYAH LA PUJUK DIORANG BERDAMAI. BIAR PERANG JE SAMPAI DUA2 DAH TAK LARAT.

PELIK. BENDA MACAM NI PUN NAK BERGADUH BESAR.

MACAM BUDAK2 LA!

alfonso said...

saya percaya datuk najib dan muhyidin sedih dengan pekembangan yang berlaku, lebih2 lagi apabila kementerian penerangan dan bloger sepatutnya bersatu membantu parti pemerintah memenangi dua pilihanraya kecil di galas dan batu sapi.

kedua-dua pihak mempunyai peranan penting untuk dipikul.

sengketa sebegini tidak menguntungkan sesiapa, kecuali pembangkang.

oleh itu, saya sokong kedua2nya berbaik-baik semula.

The Eugenist said...

dear Bujal...

I can't help but to quote Tan Sri P. Ramlee's song from the movie 3 Abdul;

"Sedangkan lidah lagi tergigit, apa pula suami isteri..."

HESMEL FAZNEE FAISAL

Jutawan said...

What a good and wise move to made.. Fully support the call..

akupedulikhape said...

yeah..this is what i meant in my post...http://akupedulikhape.blogspot.com/2010/10/rais-yatim-vs-rockys-brubloggers-jangan.html

why should we break our own team from the inside right?settle it nicely and gently..

ProTeam said...

Bagi saya blog bukannya lesen nak hentam orang... rais ada hak and begitu juga mr rocky.... jalankan hak masing-masing... wewittt

Ahmad A Talib said...

Jai,

aku setuju. Lagi cepat lagi baik. kadang2 dalam hidup ni, pergeseran macam ni membuat kita sedar dan berbaik semula. Mcm mana tiba2 boleh tukar fikiran? hehe..

MAHAGURU58 said...

Good advice there Jai!

Both Dato Rais and Dato Ahiruddin need to get this misunderstanding cleared fast.

In Rocky's article, the headline is in the form of a question?

If Dato Rais hasn't misused his position as the Minister of Information, Communications and Culture and has not favored his son in the giving of the grant, then by all means he should set the record straight and openly disclosed the recipients through the media.

This sets a bad precedent which will affect the relations between the Ministry and us Bloggers.

Best thing to do for both parties is to shake hands and move on!

We've better things to do!

Anonymous said...

Apa jadi family honour apa kelancau Rais?

So shake hand?

Do a tequila peace toast

kubang said...

berdamailah wahai rais dan rocky.

lets get to work again, as jai said.

perkara kecil je ni. jangan berpndukan ego.

lord draman said...

jai, its a wise suggestion. no point for both to be at odds. we need both to work hand in hand for the sake of the country.

hope they consider it

Anonymous said...

its a noble idea that both shake hands and not other things.

stop blaming each other

Anonymous said...

mana cukup setakat hand shake je. takda golden hand shake ke....? hehe

eloklah berdamai. jangan buat rakyat menyampah

Anonymous said...

Sweeping things under the carpet. This is not how our society should develop. If there's an accusation or even suggestion of impropriety, it should be investigated. Since Rais started the ball rolling, lets take the ball and run. See where it ends up.

Anonymous said...

Rais does not realise. Ego and vengence got the best of this sotong tua.

Sure start the ball rollong. It'll roll all over you.

BigDogDotCom said...

Jai,

What I and Datuk Rocky intended to do is to safeguard the strategic interest of helping PM Dato Seri Najib's deliver his plans. 'Transparency' is in the smack of it!

But no! Rais's 'pride' is paramount. Defies logic and the fact is that he has been in mainstream politics for 40 years, they way he flipped flabbergasted so many people.

I posted the piece on Friday morning. Datuk Rocky did nit pick it up till Saturday evening. It was a quiet weekend.

Suddenly by mid morning on Monday, Penerangan guys went helper skelter like a bunch of headless-wet-hens whose coop are on fire! Then it's official. MSM quoted the Minister as "attempt of character assassination and will make a police report".

by 530pm, one of the Director General reporting to the Minister tried to arrange for Rocky and I to meet up with the man himself. It never happened even though we were both ready to drop everything, just to honour the man.

Mid day Tuesday, IPD Dang Wangi got a police report by the aggrieved man himself. Few hours later, MCMC officer already called Datuk Rocky to set an appointment.

Imagine the speed!

Police report has already been made. "the wheels are in motion".

Rais being a Cabinet member and MT Umno must be responsible for his inability to think on Mid day Monday and pander to his emotions that over came the better judgment of a man respected to be a cultured politician and possess a PhD in law from the UK.

Rais "Burned bridges" before, a few times too often. It looks like he burnt this one too, with the Police report.

My father used to tell me "look before you leap"' at the same time when Rais started in politics. He should know this cliche!

Jai,

IT'S ALREADY TOO LATE!!!!

jebat berkokok said...

Siapa yang tidak sokong usaha mendamaikan Rais-Rocky ni samalah seperti seorang batu api yang berkata ' ini kepala bapak kau..ini kepala bapak dia'..Kepala bapak si api tu pulak mana? Wa sokong usaha murni lu bro..

Anonymous said...

JAI, u'er a third CLASS blogger. Why must Rocky do ANYTHING'ah? He ONLY wrote a minister's son. Why MUST rais THINK that the MINISTER'S son is HIS son? Is Rais the ONLY minister in Malaysia Kah? Jawap lah JAI kalu bole????
Rocky NO need to do ANYTHING. Siapa makan CILI depa rase pedas. Kalu RAIS rasa singgung, pi lah hang tanje apehal, jgn nake salakan Rocky. Kalu ade Udang disebalik batu, bukan sala Rocky, paham tak!!! Tahi betul'ah hang ni. Gedebeh.

Habhajan.

biol said...

salam, jangan tak salam. kang dua2 aku cepuk.

korang berdua ni anak minang... berdamai laaa

Anonymous said...

let us see if it happens. if not, let them...

Lenggong Valley said...

Yes, its the wisest thing to do. Gowan, just shake hands and we move on..

Anonymous said...

Betol kata Habhajan.Rais sa org ke mentegi di Malaysia??????

Dj Remy

Si Pikun said...

bro wa link post nih ke post wa ehk...thank you..

http://mencandat.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

NO way !!

bank jaga said...

bunyinya mudah tapi susah bro.

laporan polis dah dibuat. jadi, kalau rocky jumpa rais pun, siasatan tetap diteruskan.

so, macam mana ni?

cinonit said...

semua orang buat sikap.

harap bru dan dtk rais berbaik-baik semula. pm najib mesti sedih tengok dua orang ni bermasam muka.

tak elok... sedangkan nabi ampunkan umat

Anonymous said...

jai,

i believe u should play the role of a mediator. bring both of them together and clean up all the mess.

about the police report, maybe hisham can help

kuchai said...

aku dah tak larat dengan benda2 ni semua.

perkara kecik pun dah jadi besar. bila la korang ni nak bertolak ansur

BigDogDotCom said...

Jebat Berkokok,

Nak berdamai apa benda lagi?

Kalau Rais baru setakat cakap nak buat report Polis, bolehlah bincang kenapa Rocky link tulisan aku. Boleh kita terangkan.

Ini tidak! Dia terus buat laporan Polis.

Polis kena buat kerja. MCMC kena buat kerja. Kalau tak buat kerja, nanti Pembangkang kata Polis atau MCMC pilih kasih pulak.

Kalau dah buat report Polis, Rais tanggunglah akibatnya. Ini zaman demokrasi digital. Maknanya boleh ditelanjangkan Rais dan/atau keluarga dia dalam blog atau kat Mahkamah.

Kedua dua akan dapat perhatian. Hanya masa sahaja yang membezakan.

Ko kena tanya siapa sebenar 'batu api'. Yang tak mau Rocky berdamai dengan Rais selepas report Polis ATAU yang bakar emosi Rais sampai dia buat report Polis.

Kalau nasi dah jadi bubur, salahkan siapa yg biar nasi tu yg jadi bubur.

P/S: Untuk makluman ko, ramai pemimpin kanan UMNO sendiri dan para wartawan menggangap Rais BODOH pi buat report Polis!

Sekarang dia kena tanggung la kalau para blogger pro-UMNO bantai dia sampai lumat!

Anonymous said...

Rais is a very senior politican, it seems he never learn a lesson from the "bridge burning" issue. He intended to burn another bridge?

Anonymous said...

What?!

Which universe are you in? Shake hands and pat each other on the back?!

I want to see this whole saga play out!

If Rocky is brave enough to write, he should be brave enough to stick to what he wrote. As his friend, you should give him more credit!

As for Rais, that dinobot could use an extra weight around his neck.

So "ON WITH THE SHOW!"

Anonymous said...

masyukk dulu baru salam maa..pora chit! sekarang siapa yang putih mata?

Anonymous said...

Kalau opposition blogger kena, will this be the same stance you take?

Rais put the Government machinery to play and then ask it to stop at his whim and fancy.

Aku tahu aku tak boleh kutuk anak Yatim, tapi ingat Gomen ni bapak Rais punya ke?????

Anonymous said...

Typical Melayu thinking.

Unjustified and sweep things under the carpet.

Anonymous said...

Ini betul-betul punya marah..aduhai..