Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What else can I say...

A-ahhh! That Amhari is actually one of PM's special officer in-charge of the new media. Young, in his early 30s, he was just delivering what was consigned on him. Let's just forgive this delivery guy.

However, the person who prepared the reports on 'social media network' for Amhari to brief the Cabinet on February 22nd (of course that made Amhari appeared like a secretary of state) has a novice mind about the topic.

Around the world, social media network is an entirely different subject than that of mainstream media. It comprises of blogs, news portal, twitter, etc.

But the Cabinet had on that particular day listened to comparison made between agencies under the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture - namely RTM, Information Dept and JASA - and Astro and the vehicles under Media Prima Group.

What did they compare? The number of followers on RTM, Astro and Media Prima Facebook (FB). And since RTM recorded the least (about 80,000) as compared to over 1 million for Astro and Media Prima, the minister in charge of RTM was deemed as not performing.

The person who prepared the report also failed to attribute blogs, news portal, twitter and FB as the main elements under social media network.

I am not sure what was the reason behind that 'school boy' report but I believe it has something to do with one's political ambition. To replace someone, you must be smart in your maneuvers. As general election is around the corner, this is the perfect time to undermine the person whom you like to replace most.

And I am equally petrified with the fact that four years after the last general election, the issue of 'how the Opposition new media works', took center stage. What a farce!

I believe Barisan Nasional has the most well-equipped propaganda machinery. We have all the money and the means but we seemed to be far from well-prepared to take up the challenges of the national poll. Otherwise, we won't be wondering at how the Opposition media performs.

My fellow pro-BN bloggers would also be equally frustrated if BN loses the battle. 'Alpha-bloggers' like Rockybru, Big Dog, A Voice, Syed Akbar and a few more have thrown whatever they had to help BN (although nobody had ever asked us to).

We don't take a single sen from BN or Umno. That makes us owing nothing to the people at the top but we will continue giving the support, unless the 'bosses' tell us to stop. Then, we will delete our blogs and news portal.

Aren't we part of the social media network?

I better stop here. Thanks to the deputy minister whom I met at the PMO yesterday, and of course to a senior officer who told me straight in the face that 'we don't need too many bloggers around'.

However, I remember how Mr Prime Minister had, in a Cabinet meeting last year, told each and every minister to set up his/her own new media unit to assist the ruling party in the next general election.

16 comments:

Melayu Atas Pagar said...

WHAT AN ASSHOLE THESE F***ING MINISTERS.

DEPAN CAKAP LAIN, BELAKANG MAIN LAIN ... MACAM TUAN HAJI ANWAR IBRAHIM LAH!

AsAlways said...

Bro..

This "line" i laiiikeee..

snip--
We don't take a single sen from BN or Umno. That makes us owing nothing to the people at the top but we will continue giving the support, unless the 'bosses' tell us to stop. Then, we will delete our blogs and news portal.
snip--

Correct--Correct--Correct-KOREK!

It should have been "I" instead of "We" don't take a single sen from BN or Umno..

Allah Selamatkan KAMI!!

Anonymous said...

bro,

i think i know who prepared the report.

what an idiot!

mat lincoln said...

why didnt datuk najib senior officials go thru the paper first before it was presented to the cabinet?

why let a junior officer who is not well worth in media to do the job?

something missing here...

The Eugenist said...

Why on earth did the person incharge sent a boyscout to do all those presentation?

Haiya.. They still don't get it!

It's the media, stupid! MEDIA...

Hesmel Faznee Faisal

Anonymous said...

memang ramai yang gila jawatan sekarang ni. untuk capai cita2, sanggup buruk2kan orang lain, bermuka-muka dan pura2 buat baik...

dah resmi manusia...

umbut pisang said...

which deputy minister did u meet yestrday?

if it was ahmad maslan, then its a wrong person.

he doesnt perform well!

Anonymous said...

the people who prepared the report must have an agenda to undermine rais yatim and his ministry.

easy to detect!

Anonymous said...

bro asAlways... i pray Oh God selamatkan kami dari kena liwat, selamatkan bini2 kami dari kena tangkap khalwat, selamatkan bini2 kami dari kena sapu oleh u(studs) PR.helo bro ..sape yg korek2 juxxx jantan2 jambu ...sape yg korek2 panxxx bini2 org ?

Anonymous said...

anon 28 feb, 10.49am ... setuju dgn lu bro , tapi takleh lawan anwar aljuburi. apa yg dia tak buat utk jd PM?

Anonymous said...

Melayu atas pagar, don't play play with anwar nnti kena liwat baru tau. tak caya bagi jubok kat dia...hehe jgn marah

fuzan said...

jai,

who told u 'we dont need too many bloggers'?

take him to task, report him to the prime minister!

Anonymous said...

susahlah kalau ada kerajaan yang tak boleh ditegur langsung oleh wartawan atau penulis blog.

bila tulis je, kena panggil.

JJ said...

jai,

ramai dah send direct message to om... sack ahmad maslan as oeberangan umno, he done too much damage for umno. nobody care his way of oenerangan.
akso sacj rais... who watch rtm nowadays?!!

najib need to do transformasi on his administration first, baru people confident with his sincerity to do changes... time to sack all those bloody stupid n arrogant so called leaders yg stil ingat dia sorang saja yang pandaiii....

jj said...

jai,

ramai dah send direct message to pm... sack ahmad maslan as penerangan umno, he done too much damage for umno. nobody care his way of penerangan..
alsonsack rais yatim... who watch rtm nowadays?!!

najib need to do transformasi on his administration first, baru people confident with his sincerity to do changes... time to sack all those bloody stupid n arrogant so called leaders yg stil ingat dia sorang saja yang pandaiii....

Anonymous said...

JR, you n some who r aware know that there is someone supposedly aiming for the Infocomm minister's position. But the supposed tuan badan have clarified to some journo that to be untrue.

It is common knowledge that the PM is not happy with the minister who is said to be underperforming. That being true why not spare the minister the bruising 'attacks' on social media and move him elsewhere?

Why , when even power bloggers like Rocky's Bru and yourself have been trying to tell PM that the minister is not performing and inviting more scorn on the govt by having his wife as part of his show? Why 2 weak deputy minsters under him ? Why not get a younger more social media savvy deputy? Why is he surrrounded by non performers senior govt officers whose key interests are to protect their cronies , contacts and their huge contracts but do nothing to provide the strategies sorely needed by the govt and the minister ? Every decision is dependent on the minister's ho and hum.

The intellectually deficient senior govt bosses will be the curse in the next election as they blind or r afraid themselves that they dont understand strategies needed in social media. They take out their frustrations at being lambasted in public by the minister on their juniors who suffer the same from them.

Result: An unhappy govt machinery who have lost sense of loyalty ,become greedy and materialistic and dont care if the govt that feeds them loses the election. Mau naik gaji saja!

Your mission my man is find out why,why, why.

NAGA