Indeed, according to a report on The Star sometime yesterday, Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communication (KTAK), Dato' Shaziman Abu Mansor, said that
Bloggers using locally hosted websites may be asked to register with the authorities [Source: The Star]This is just a freaking stupid move towards development, a good move by the leaders of Bolehland though. There has been a lot of attention about blogs bashing of minister, bashing about actions by government, and even a lot of opposition movements online. Where else can we voice our opinions if we can't voice them through the main stream media?
Think this is bad? In the UK, minister and government actions bashing is done by the mainstream medias themselves, discount all the tabloids. Just check out the daily news at FT.com, BBC and the Guardian to spot a few.
Again, rethink about this silly move. Worst scenario, every blogger just move out of locally hosted domains(I've never seen a blog which ends with .my), and move into foreign hosted domains.
Some relating posts from other bloggers:
Once again, I shall just reiterate the stance of bloggers, "No smoke without fire". And as Gandhi said, (copied from Screenshots)
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.
p.s. KTAK - Kementerian Tenaga, Air dan Komunikasi a.k.a. KATAK - frog
- Bloggers may have to register, The Star, 5 April 2007.