Thursday, 26 July 2007

I should stop blogging

Sigh… it’s very difficult to be a blogger these days. In anything and everything, bloggers are at fault in this country. Did you read the news? Well, I certainly feel threatened.

Extracted from there:

“… three laws could be used against the bloggers: The Internal Security Act (ISA), Sedition Act and Section 121b of the Penal Code”.

It appears that most, if not all of us are somewhat of a threat to national security. I really dunno what to write anymore since anything can be seditious these days. Maybe I should be some people out there… blog about some lame jokes… or maybe blog about so and so who pissed me off today... or blog about this guy who likes this girl and this girl who likes this guy but this guy like the first girl… hmmm… this could be a nice topic isn’t it?

Maybe I should just stop blogging altogether.

5xmom has
this to say.

63 comments:

Jemima said...

So are you gonna move to where the grass is greener & blog from there?

Sheena said...

I found your blog when googling Lina Joy - ooh, now They might arrest you for something I commented :P - and I was hooked after reading your "dunwanna blog about it" post. Dude, you're a THINKING BLOGGER. FIVE TIMES, summore... You know what to do :D

'sides, you gotta make sure we know if They come to get you... They, including your bosses, hehe ;)

-=SiN=- said...

Well it's common knowledge to know and question what the ear hears, what the eye sees and what the brain thinks (possible?)

If what written are not fact and lies perhaps the one who felt the pinch should proves it otherwise. Make a blog, make a statement ; Don't shut us down :D

hmm.. time to do a 'fine print'the kind that most product do; "I shall not be held responsible for ...... , In event of ......., If in any way ...... "

TingTitLei said...

cmon itd be a great waste...

oh and can u gimme the link to the tru fitness instructors blog?

Sheena said...

Just had to add, interesting to know I'm not the only one worrying about my "seditious" posts.\

*wry grin*

lovegoddess said...

hhmm.. how typical! d gomen trying to impede freedom of expressing perspectives.

just continue to blog la zewt. it'd be a shame if you stop.

d gomen like to treat us like children. on d surface they like to show that their trying to maintain peace&harmony but actually they dowan d truths to surface.

fug d gomen.

ISA my arse.. kiss my foot first !!

5xmom.com said...

Remember to bring siew yoke for me when I am over at the other side ok?

Winn said...

the govt got no sense of humour .

ok u may blog abt lame jokes. we'll c how it goes:p

doulos said...

I don't think you should stop blogging. We are falling for what 'they' want us to do, live in fear and stop doing what we should. It is a very sad day when our basic right for freedom is being taken away.
Of course it would be understandable for those who do too as not many of us are called to carry the cause like Nat for instance.
So at the end of the day, what should we do? It is a catch-22.

day-dreamer said...

Hmm... did we belittle Islam here or the YDPA???

These people are just going against what they don't like, regardless of right or wrong.

angel said...

Or you can blog about what you've been cooking... long time no see what u cook liao wor...

Nah, I don't think you'll stop blogging... how I know? I know la... ;)

confessing7girl said...

no dont stop bloggin!!!!!!!! :(!! thats censorship they cant do that!!! they shouldnt be doing that!!!!!!
i understand ur thinking ... if u will hv to weight every single word with what laws say it gets kinda scary!!
hey i see nothing wrong about blogging about relationships :P

LaSh said...

I just went through the newspaper article quickly.

It doesn't seem to me that you're among those targeted Zewt. I don't remember you posting anything against the king or Islam, or have you? :P

What I don't understand though... is.. Why only go for those blogging against Islam? Even though there are mostly muslims in Malaysia, I think if they do go forward with these laws, they should be targeting those talking against ANY religion.

But then again, it's not like bloggers are stupid people :P it's so easy to hide behind false identities and false ip's and still blog about whatever hell you want to!

by any means, don't stop blogging ;)

Rashikaps said...

You can't stop blogging, dude. Writing about modern day slaves, office politics, horrible bosses, and inability to save money certaining doesn't pose any security risk for any country. And, blogging about girls preferring rich guys and sex-related subjects don't fall in the purview of giving out national secrets. Thank the lord! :)

Anonymous said...

Don't let 'the hated one' intimidate you afterall they need modern slaves to satisfy their greed.

cindy said...

Just don't stop blogging!

Cocka Doodle said...

That Nazri asshole is a loose cannon lah. Always talking cock and making stupid press statements.
Oops! I just broke the Official Secrets Act! Muahahahaha!!!

I'm currently reading this book by Syed Akbar Ali. Perhaps, ppl here would wanna check it out too from leading bookstores before they decide to ban it.
"Malaysia and the club of Doom...
*The collapse of The Islamic Countries.
It offers some good impartial insights on how our government is moving towards to be a Failed State.

Freethinker said...

Ooi... we blog MAKE MONEY ONLINE.. JAHAHAH

Cirnelle said...

You stop? I stop. But You jump? I hold a candlelight vigil for you outside Pudu jail... wait, is that a jail still?

TiNa HusSaiN said...

don't stop!!!

rinnah said...

Sure hope you don't stop blogging zewt. Otherwise where am I gonna get my daily fix of zewtpinions? Maybe just skate around the more sensitive opinions? Like I dunwanna blog about it... ;-P

Princess Eileen said...

Haha... blogging is addictive I must say. Eh, your paragraph talking about blogs who talks about lame jokes, relationships and pisses ppl off etc. A lot of people write about that leh.. Muahaha.. I hope you don't PISS OFF anyone :P

Nah, our Zewt won't stop blogging one.... Right?... RIGHT???... RIGHT?!?!?! *Please imagine the expressions & tones on me*

guaisaujai said...

I guess if we dun add any comment on whatever statement they made, just copy paste those statements from the news, we will find that they always double standard.

Yes to US but no to OTHERS.
Always slap own mouth.

Get what i mean?? haha.

Huei said...

y should we let them defeat us??? don't ever stop because of them!!!

zeroimpact said...

The hell they put themselves in and now they expect to punish others for it
Freaking hell!!!
They can all suck their little thumbs and yell but they can't change the fact they brought it on to themselves

Albert Yap said...

We should blog:

- how nice is KLCC, but not how much $$ they owe people because of this

- I saw a few road block that night catching drivers for illegal number plate and 'dead' third brake light, but not how bad is the public security in JB, KL, PJ and now even Ipoh

- How nice and advance is the Smart Tunnel, but not why still flood in KL, how much they used to build this tunnel and how 'cheap' is the tol cost us...

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

I am afraid very afraid that is why until now u only find one big 'orang utan' on my sites!But untill now I think I only blog on 'pokeing' issue & Genting toilet which only affect me. But of couse I am more afraid of gf discovering me, she will not use ISA,OSA or whatever. She will use a big sissor!!!But if u do stop then who is going to spread the news on 'throwing back jelly fish'??? Have a nice day!

Rabbit said...

Bloggers boleh!

Zewt boleh!!!

Government? Blekkkkk!

cibol said...

after reading the news, my dad told me not to talk about jimmy kiu anymore.

whisperingshout said...

The gohmen is preparing us for failed state lifestyles. We are now zooming back to the past!

Did anybody see my grandfather's typewriter?

j or ji said...

Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death!!

Arghhh...

Angel Eyes said...

Don't stop blogging.

Else, you switch your blog to private. Only members can read and comment.

Nastasshea@Nesh said...

Aaaaw dun stop blogging jsut because THOSE PEOPLE bring up the law! Your blog is so good and so many people enjoy reading your posts!! Never surrender to THOSE PEOPLE cause that's what they want you to do!

Thick skin a bit! Think elephant! Hahaha!!

baby sa said...

no way.
zewt shall not,should not, ain't not, must not stop blogging~~~!

Anonymous said...

I guess they really just want zero dissidents. Afterall, anything can be deemed as seditious in this country.

The best thing I guess is to continue listening to the political masters who dictate at their whims and bounds what this country should turn out to be. Afterall, we are all less than humans for all they care.

In fact, we should all demonise the outside world, stop globalisation from creeping in and revert to living by hunting and gathering food from the jungle.

It is indeed a sad country we are living.

alliedmartster said...

Zewt, instead of stopping to blog, you should be blogging some more!
As for all your loyal vistors, I have this to say...
Continue your support, but lets not stop there, turn it to votes if you an eligible voter, consider this. You know what you got from the last election, time to see if there is anything better on the other side.

go to people's parliament to start if you do not know where and how...

Calvin's Wife said...

I know you wont stop... ;) Your mind laser one.. hahha... you have some other ways to twist and turn... ;)

FireHorse said...

It'll be such a shame if you stop as you are one of the good bloggers who actually has something worthwhile to say but I do understand your frustration.

Tiuniasing said...

Watch out, this entry of yours can be treated as a threat too because you are not happy with our country policy, because you're diuing the government now.

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

I don't think you have anything to worry about because I don't recall you posting anything which has a direct implication on our gomen or anything that poses national security threat.

Everything is indirect... you can argue that it meant something else, right?

Helen said...

Hmmm, blog mundane things or start blogging about the good things only. Just becareful when you hear the distant rumbling of thunder... dun get strike by lightning ... sam jiu lor. lol

neno said...

stop blogging??mana boleh..i read ur blog more than i read the newspaper ler..

alan zed said...

to me, the truth will prevail. if you were wrong and want to "cover-line". that's a different story. :)

AngryYoungChild said...

Dont quit blogging! Nuhuhu...Then i have to stop blogging! >.< Nooo~

But if u have to write about lame jokes, I'll be the first one to HAHAHAHA at it. Just dont quit. XP

zewt said...

Jemima - not greener... just grass :)

Sheena - ohhhhh.... u know that bloggers who gets arrested... it's always about comments... hmmm... maybe i should start moderating comments already. my boss... nah, my immediate boss is actually nice... just the ppl at the top. as for seditious post... hmmm... i wonder if you beat me in that section :P

-=Sin=- - kinda like an exclusion clause... indemnity eh? that's a very good idea... i am seriouly thinking about it.

TingTitLei - ok, i will ask him and let u know. if i could read my blog during office hour, i could have mail him today.

lovegoddess - am very tempted to delete your comment but i guess you were really just speaking your mind... wonder how long we will have such liberty. thanks for dropping by again ;)

5xmom - and bribe the rest with it? hehehe...

Winn - seriously ah... lame jokes woh...

zewt said...

doulos - hey brother. just want to let u know that you're one of the thinking blogger in my list... coming up...

day-dreamer - what is YDPA ah?

angel - hahaha... oh yeah, i have been doing a lot of cooking lately actually. a lot of pasta. but those are cheats... cos all depends on pasta sauce. yes la yes la... you know la... :P

confessing7girl - yeah... when every words matter... it's kinda like a hassle. relationship... oh yeah, i will certainly blog more about that again.

LaSh - you're so right bro. if they wanna clamp down on blogs talking bad about islam, i think they should do the same with blogs which belittle christianity, plenty around i tell u.

Rashikaps - hahahahaha.... so that's all i have been blogging about eh. looks like gossip-natured kinda entries... hahahaha...

Anon @ 3.07am - that's a pretty good point. :)

zewt said...

cindy - i hear ya...

Cocka Doodle - woooahhh... cocka... very brave of you! LOL!... oh yeah, i think ppl sent me extracts from those books again... very good read i must say.

freethinker - oh yeah... nuffnang vs advertlets and PPP!!! hehehe...

TiNa HusSaiN - yes maam!

rinnah - hehehe... then there're a lot of stuff that i dunwanna blog about hehe...

Princess Eileen - i didnt say a lot of ppl write that woh... got meh? :P.... how u know... u visit them... kakakaka... right... no stopping blogging ... right...

guaisaujai - i get you... definitely...

zewt said...

Huei - no defeat... ok .... never give up... never surrender...

zeroimpact - wooahh... why so emo ler bro... calm down.

Albert Yap - if that's the case... more things we can blog about leh... hehe...

Hor Ny - hahaha... she ISA u .. then die lor... no more pokeing... very sad for u leh...

Rabbit - you also boleh mah.

cibol - honestly... u should. but then again... who is that jimmy kiu... if he is connected...then u better ler... not worth it.

whisperingshout - wooah... did u read the book cocka recommended?

zewt said...

jorji - eh... itu dari mana tu.. very familiar...

Angel Eyes - i have actually considered that u know.... like what u did... but... too mahfan la... to authorise ppl.

Nastassha@Nesh - yeah... never be intimidated eh. well... hope i dont end up in jail. oh.. i am sure 5xmom will join me there. haha... thanks girl.

baby sa - not not not not... i hear ya.

anon@1.15pm - looking towards the primitive world eh? not that drastic... the thing is... we have move ahead so much, to ask us to move backwards, it's going to be tough. i think most wil just leave.

alliedmaster - hi there... been a while since i see u here. yeah, i think most of the readers are all eligible voter... whether they will is another issue.

calvin's wife - wahh... u know me to well la... :P

zewt said...

FireHorse - yeah... not only frustration but fear.

tiuniasing - ya woh... you're right... looks like i am also tiu-ed alreay.

purple mushroom - but then again... in this country... if they want u dead... you're dead.

Helen - hahahaha... so i blog 'good things'... will get strike by lightning eh... haha!

neno - hahaha... like that ah... the newspaper will sue me! haha...

alan zed - do u think i am wrong then?

AngryYoungChild - hahaha... so lame jokes also sell la... ok... lame jokes friday coming up!

seaqueen said...

Woah. Hold the horses. Don't be so drastic. You're not criticising them up front. It's just comments that doesn't slander. You're still safe.

Furthermore, if you stop, that's really gonna demotivate me..

DaphStar* said...

You should just remove your Bolehlogy category and you should be fine.

Nazri could(should) chop off his wiener and feed it to his cats if he opens his mouth about bloggers again.

The last I heard we are a democratic country.

Can't expect all bloggers to be bimbo like you know.

Twisted Heels said...

Hmm. They can't sue you if you write satires right?

Russ said...

Hello from the Carribean.. dont stop blogging lah Zewt.. it will be a real shame.. :)

j or ji said...

itu tajuk album THE DEAD KENNEDYS!! i selalu guna dalam komen kat blog2 lain...hehehe

Soulblade said...

we were 'supposed' to be a democratic country. democratic INCLUDES Freedom of Speech and also to acknowledge the world's Human Rights, Children Rights and etc.

BUT sadly, our country until NOW also haven't ratify them. ratify means MUST adopt ALL rights. do you know that they just 'skimmed' through and pick what they like and 'forgets' the rest?

Sad to say, we ARE indeed restricted to what we can voice out to everyone especially in public. all the ISA and stuff can be charge to us IF we do not toe the line, which is very fine and the border of what we can say is getting smaller and smaller. don't you think?

p/s: hopefully we will not turn into a 'republic' after this.

zewt said...

seaqueen - safe... safe is good. you've already started... dont need much motivation.

DaphStar - that's a good idea. shall come up with a better term.

Twisted Heels - anything is possible... anything boleh u know.

Russ - i hear ya :)

jorji - hahaha... tak original la tu.

Soulblade - dont think we will ever turn into a republic. cos then the king will no longer exist and a president will be in place. No No No... that cannot happen, right? :)

me said...

stop?? who will i have to tease then? :-p you can't stop....you're addicted! even if they lock u in jail and throw away the keys, you'll scream and shout for a laptop and wifi connection. hahaha.

Soulblade said...

LOL~ erm.. sorry to throw 'cold water' at you zewt, but prison got wifi connections meh?

i dont think we are that 'advance' la.. esp on our rights and benefits. haha~

zewt said...

me - so if i kena lock up.... bring me a lap top ok?

SoulBlade - hahahaha... maybe there will be a high influx of bloggers into prison and they will lobby for it.

day-dreamer said...

Erm, YDPA = Yang Di Pertuan Agong?

may said...

it could become like China -- very very regulated. and banned from blogger! might as well ban the news too, and newspapers, and everyone goes back to playing masak-masak.

the government needs to grow up... haihhhhh...

zewt said...

day dreamer - ahhh... now i know.

may - haha... i dont think they will go that far. but i think most bloggers are feeling the heat at the moment.