To Leong PN of the Malaysia Instinct - thank you for your 'encouraging hi-lite' about my posting on Info Minister's special officer NA whom I 'accused' of getting a big chunk of MCMC 1Malaysia netbook contract.
Your comment Bujai Just Read: The real McCoy or what has at least added me with more readership (I owe you one). However, let me clarify a few things.First, I dont know this NA guy, never met him and never 'used' him in whatsoever manner to lucre financially or politically. As a journo for almost 30 years, I wont write anything which I am not able to substantiate, and frankly I dont like being sued for nothing.
Secondly, (yes) the fact came from somebody inside the MCMC. Only after some checking did I posted it on my blog. If you go to the companies URL (the six specially mentioned), a few share the same website. What does that imply?
And thirdly, during my 210 minutes 'interview' at the MCMC in Cyberjaya on Tuesday Feb 15 (a public holiday), I was also told (at the sideline of it) that what written was true. I cant go further as the MCMC and MACC investigation teams are pursuing the matter (maybe we can meet up over coffee or tea).
Another thing. There is no vendetta, bro. In fact, I wasnt hitting at Datuk Rais. He has been battered badly by other bloggers, during which I didnt take part. It was an 'unfortunate coincidence' that this NA works for him. Even if he serves PM Najib, I will also write about the 'scam'.
Just Read is not as popular as Rocky's Bru, The Scribe, Big Dog and others. Compared with your esteemed Malaysia Instinct, mine is nothing. I dont care if nobody reads my blog at all as I only enjoy writing what I think is right and not abusive like some silly bloggers do.
And bro, I may be close to some ministers and VVIPs but I had never asked anything from them. I dont have a company either. I dont kow how to do business. I am happy earning a living by contributing to a few magazines, journals and newspapers. Some are good paymasters, some are cheats.
Finally, I am not a whistle-blower. Otherwise, other blogs would have supported my stories or linked it, at least. Unlike the case when Rocky's Bru and Big Dog shot Rais' knees last year. I am just what I am - another blogger.
Cant write more la pal. Let MACC and MCMC investigate.