Thursday, December 04, 2008

State Governments Hiring Bloggers

When I first started my blog way back at end June 2006, it was due to 'boring' time being stucked in Sudan. Lots of time to think but can't do much. So, out came a blog of mine.

I started to inform my friends that I have a blog too ......... (told them excitedly as if I was amongst the first bloggers) ...........

Some questioned me as to what I'll be writing in my blog as it's like a personal diary. Some said that I will get bored along the way. Some asked sarcastically on whether I was trying to emulate Jeff Ooi .......... dig up dirt swept under the carpet.

The blogosphere is growing really fast. The blogs somehow bloomed further during the run-up to Malaysia's twelfth general election held in Mar 2008. Lots of people got hooked up with bloggers' postings.

Blogging is not going to end and neither will I get bored with it. How can I get bored with it when the state of Pahang and Perak are getting themselves involved too. The respective state governments are hiring bloggers to make right the misconceptions made believed by respective opposition parties / mainstream media (who's always bias towards the present government).

In Pahang (ruled by the present ruling party in the government), the state will hire three bloggers who have retired. They'll be provided with paid allowances, computers and internet access in their homes. If these three are successful, more bloggers will be sourced. Pensioners / retirees - hear this - email your cv to Pahang's Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin (a state assemblyman of Lanchang).
Reading: Pahang govt recruits pensioners as bloggers - Star

In Perak (ruled by the opposition party), has up the challenge against Pahang's move. They have co-ordinated with the Perak Blogger Association to engage with twenty six bloggers. Tried to google for this association but to no avail. Is this association for real or just to show off to Pahang? Where to send your cv if you are interested? You could try your luck with Anuar Hashim, press secretary of the Perak Chief Minister.
Reading: Perak sets up blogger secretariat - Edge Daily

Really looking forward to read what this group of 'state bloggers' are going to post in their respective blogs. Or they just blog hop to scrutinise and report to police on malicious / defamation blogs? Ain't the blogosphere getting interesting day by day?
Tags: Blog, Blogosphere, Blogger, Personal Diary, Pahang, Perak, Blogger Secretariat, Perak Blogger Association

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Blogger acura said...

So the state is recruiting bloggers now? They are trying to spread their propaganda online. But getting pensioners to blog is just ridiculous. Only in Bolehland

04 December, 2008 14:36  
Blogger soulesscloudy said...

another way to brain wash the RAKYAT..

by the way.... blogging world is growing very fast...

04 December, 2008 19:25  
Blogger miss critical said...

wow.. at least during this economy crisis period, there are more job opportunities.. hehe

04 December, 2008 22:07  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

acura - they pity pensioners

wanwan - wont say its brainwash. readers have to weigh stuff on their own

clichegal - haha, that's a good one. govt mindful of bad times

04 December, 2008 23:29  
Blogger foongpc said...

Yeah, I don't think I'll ever get bored with blogging. Politicians are getting into it, and DrM is already a very successful blogger within a short period of time.

05 December, 2008 22:20  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

foong - oh yes, everyone's flocking into it

06 December, 2008 01:30  

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