So you also read blog ZAM???? Good to know that you don’t consider bloggers as a threat. But come on, we are not rumours factories.
Here what reported by bernama.
Be Responsible, Maintain Harmony In Society, Zam Tells Bloggers
May 22, 2007 15:51 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Bernama) — Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin Tuesday reminded bloggers of their responsibilities in maintaining harmony among Malaysia’s multiracial society.
He said bloggers, being the so-called “citizen journalists”, must not abuse the freedom given by the government and must be responsible in their writings and actions so as not to jeopardise the unity among the people.
“We do not consider them (bloggers) as a threat but we do not want to return to the era where we depend on rumours (for news),” he told reporters after launching the Malaysian Press Institute’s (MPI) new logo here today.
The minister also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MPI and Thomson Foundation, through which both organisations cooperate in organising courses for local and foreign journalists.
MPI was represented by its acting chairman, Datuk Chamil Wariya and Thomson Foundation by its head of regional partnerships, Russel Lyne.
Earlier in his speech, Zainuddin said media practitioners and bloggers had their own roles in developing the nation through their writings.
For that, he said, they must respect the status quo of the social contract which became the pillar of this nation.
“Lately, I found that most of the (political) bloggers have the tendency to question the basis of the social contract which had been agreed upon by our forefathers,” he said.
Zainuddin said that about 20,000 out of the 11 million Internet users in the country were actively involved in political blogs.
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