Why are there so many fuses about bloggers in this bolehland? Is it because the elected leaders threaten them like viruses in their communication system? Or are they still searching for the anti-virus software to prevent their system from being infected. Well on the 5th of April, 2007, a new strain of virus called NAB was released for the blogsfear leaders. Since ZAM had to go to the south to search for the new scan engine, so putting myself in his shoes, I decided to use the 286AT instead of the Core 2 Duo processors machine to scan this NAB virus. I let the 286AT run the scanning while I visited my friends blog.
I revisited bro zorro’s blog and interestingly I found this comment left by bro Rocky as a reply to the comment that I made there. Here, I copy and paste (sorry bro zorro, forgot to seek permission from you). Since I’m Not So Talented Person, here is the plagiarized comment: –
Anyway, I must put on record that Zam was, indeed, a journalist. He peaked as utusan malaysia group editor, a powerful position then rivalled only by the group editor-in-chief of the nstp group, as far as mainstream media are concerned. I was in London when zam lost this post over the bahasa malaysia issue involving dr mahathir. In London we became latte friends, especially in the spring, watching the english roses went about their daily routines. Zam wrote a book full of adulation of mahathir while he lived in this lovely exile.
He is now our latest Tokoh Wartawan, like it or not. Yes, some said it was paid for (Zam okayed a grant for RM5 million for the Msian Press Institute, the body that gives this formerly revered Eminent Journalist award; naturally, many people thought the MPI reciprocated by giving the award to Zam), but the fact remains that he is the Tokoh Wartawan.
What’s disappointing is that Zam is not behaving as a Tokoh Wartawan should be. Of course, we don’t expect him to be anywhere near Pak Samad, but the least he could do is to champion journalists’ rights for a better freedom. Journalists here include the citizen and net journos, including bloggers who blog news and commentaries on issues and current affairs.
We have a Tokoh Wartawan who seems to be working against the interests of the profession. I think it is only right for Zam to return the award and concentrate on becoming the Information Minister or, if he’s replaced by Rais Yatim, as Shar101 had speculated, on becoming a politician and parliamentarian.
If he really deserves the Tokoh Wartawan award, he will be re-awarded it in future.Frankly, I won’t bet on either happening.
April 9, 2007 10:59 AM
Note: Click on the image below for the creator of the virus
The NAB Malware
The NAB Virus
The 256AT is still in the process of scanning for Shar101, pulau duyung and many others. I believed more and more worms are being created every second. So next time I’ve to use the Core 2 Duo processors machine to scan.
Photos courtesy of Mat Salo of Borneo Blues and Jinggo of Generasi M. For more action please click here, here and here.