The problem with some ministers is that, they don't have 'hands on' in many things, taking granted that the portfolio will remain theirs in the next general election. Their major concern is to make this and that announcement, calling for press conference and safeguarding their politics.
A few even failed to keep abreast with developments around them, particularly the ones that got a lot to do with their respective ministries and agencies.
And for that reason, maybe, they don't care what is happening outside their office and on the ground.
Worse still, there are ministers who hate blogs and news portal, just because they think they are always right in making whatever decision, that a minister position is like an angel.
So, when we take blogs so lightly, we think we already know everything from A to Z about developments which are related to our area of respobsibility.
However, I am not blaming them all for being ignorance of the importance of blogs and news portal. Why? They engaged lousy media and special officers who only 'makan gaji buta' and keep giving wrong advice and input to the bosses.
And when the opposition and even members of the BN backbenchers made noise about issues affecting our portfolio, we either keep quiet for not having the right set of answers or blow out top for no reason.
How come we are not aware of the al-Qaeda-linked blog 'Tawhed.net' that operates in Malaysia and giving online training to our youths who are easily-led by 'jihad' and religious sentiments?
Why must those outside the respective ministry, especially the public, had to inform us of such a dangerous activity taking place in our backyard? And what are the people we hired doing to detect and identify the culprits behind it?
Well, may we are too busy as ministers and politics that we leave everything to our impotent new media officers, who at every meeting only feed us with the good news!
That's just an example of how we play negligence to our surrounding. We always thought that 'the situation is under control' until it burst on our face.... and any action would come too late. The damage has been so perfect.
Tawhed.net has been there for quite sometimes until it got 'erased' after The Star reported it.
It has been sending messages to potential 'members' worldwide, interacting on how to launch a 'jihad' by means of aggression and subversion, and we still call it 'not alarming' and 'no proof that Malaysia has fast becoming a training ground for such extremists!'
Yes, some blogs are lousy and nasty but even a 'stupid one' can be very helpful in formulating our policy and charting the direction of the nation.
I hate to mention it all over again but perhaps some of our YBs would like to know that blogs are more popular than newspapers these days as the content comes without strict editing.
So, to few of our minister friends, stop sleeping on the job!