Monday, April 25, 2011
PM: Net Freedom is pledged and guaranteed! But where is Rais!
It was a great and significant event last week when Malaysian bloggers, headed by Blog House (BHM) Malaysia, to successfully organised the first ever two-day 1st Malaysian-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference at Intercontinental Hotel, a former Nikko Hotel. (I love it when I can mentioned a hotel name in this write up, I remember as a journalist we were told not to mention hotel names and we always say a "leading hoooootel in Kuala Lupur" when we report events.
Blogging is so refreshing, now that our Prime Minister Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak promised to keep the government's word that it will not censor the Internet, even though some countries have called for such control.
The prime minister, and his wife, was accompanied by former prime minister Tun Mahathir and his wife. The speeches were great too.
My only question to the organiser, and to BHM advisor Datuk Rockybru is how come the Information Minister Rais Yatim was not there after all he is in charge of monitoring the blogosphere?
I was told that Prime Minister Najib asked him how come Rais was not there, and I was told that Rocky said he forgot?! Regardless Datuk Rocky it is your house you can invite or not invite anyone that you like or not like. Anyway with or without the Information Minister the event went very smoothly.
Anyway well done and I was told Najib was very happy with your event, and I have never seen Rosmah to be very happy throughout, with or without Rais!
PS. As for you Rosmah you must always be like that at every event that you and your husband will be attending form now on!! Cheers!
Posted by Pasquale at 11:10 AM