“Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim today advised bloggers against writing untruths and touching on personal matters. He said those writing untruths would be penalised under the Communications and Multimedia Act.They can criticise the government but if they write untruths then we will take action under the Communications (and Multimedia) Act, he said.”
By the way Datuk, are you going to act on Utusan Malaysia for asking the Malays to rise against the non-Malays in the article “Bangkitlah Melayu”? See here what Utusan Malaysia wrote yesterday.
Datuk, I dare you to take action against Utusan for constantly publishing racist and seditious stuff to incite fear and racial tension against the peace loving citizens of this country.
Datuk, as far as I am concern, if you are unable to even lift your little finger on Utusan, you will only remind me of “Bagdad Bob” Saddam Hussein’s Minister of Misinformation the most visible and colorful Iraqi official during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, until a day before the fall of Baghdad on April 9 of that year, when he vanished.
For your info, much of the information given by Al Sahhaf during the Iraq war was clearly inaccurate. However, for several weeks, Al Sahhaf enthralled world media with statements such as, “the Iraqi army is sending back the ‘Oulouj’ (the mercenaries) in body bags … back to where they had crawled from,” and “there are no American infidels in Baghdad,” at a time when American tanks were pouring into the Iraqi capital.
I hope you don’t end up to be like Al Sahhaf.
Anyway Datuk, what about “white” lies, and “half truth”, how are you, your Ministry and your cybertroopers in Umno going to differentiate them?
The whole of Internet consist of truths, half truths, untruths, black/white/ grey lies; it is the individual who must sieve the chaff from the grain in order to get to the truth. Datuk I hate to say this, I doubt you are competent to talk about net/bloging.
Anyway, Malaysians are not stupid and they can very well differentiate and separate truth and outright lies.
Datuk, I remember when we lost Pulau Batu Putih (PEDRA BRANCA) unjustly due to technical reasons, you said, its a WIN WIN situation for both Malaysia and Singapore, Malaysians knew you were spinning the truth. You are good!