BUM2010 Programme

This year’s “Bloggers’ Event of The Year” will take flight on Saturday May 22; yes, again at the Lake View Club, Subang Jaya, now quite a homey nest to Socio-political (SoPo) Bloggers, B2B (4bloggers-to-be) and also, Blog interactors. All are welcome to take flight with a pride of Speakers who have made a mark on the Malaysian landscape, so here’s your chance to meet them in person! Of course, if you have been thinking all along Rockybru is a long-haired bandboy from Bangsar, you are going to be surprised he’s now Datuk Ahirudin Attan, first a Blogger, then an MSM editor, or vice versa; and the bigger surprise that Desiderata is not a sweet-young-thing, but a writHer from Jurassick Park!

Updated May 21st , 2010

BUM stands for Bloggers Universe Malaysia (BUM). BUM2010 is the fourth in a series of annual gatherings of Malaysian bloggers and bloggers-to-be, and is being organized by a group of mainly Socio-political (SoPo) Bloggers in their individual capacities in association with the Protem Committee of the National Alliance of Bloggers (All-Blogs), and the Centre for Policy Initiatives (cpiasia.net).

1. THEME: Bloggers: Moving Malaysia Forward

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010

Venue: Lake View Club, Subang Jaya

2. May 22, 2010 at Lake View Club, Reception Counter

10.00 – 10.30am: REGISTRATION of participants:

10.30—11.00am: Welcoming addresses by

Dr Lim Teck Ghee, CPI director

Rocky Bru, All-Blogs Interim Committee President

YL Chong, BUM 2010 OC Chairman


Menteri Besar of Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim

11.00am –11.20am:

Topic: “Selangor Government’s use of the Internet to improve good governance and service delivery, and the State’s efforts to bridge the Internet divide”

Moderator: Helen Ang

11.20 am – 11.45 am: Q and A

3. Bahasa Malaysia Forum

11.45am – 1.30pm:

Topic: The Allah Issue: Various Perspectives

Moderator: Sakmongkol

Speakers are:

Haris Ibrahim, People’s Parliament

YB Khalid Samad, MP for Shah Alam

Zaid Ibrahim, lawyer

Akramsyah Sanusi, politico-economic blogger

********************** BUFFET LUNCH ************************

4. Media Session:

2.30pm –3.30pm:

Topic: Coverage by Mainstream Media — Insights and Perspectives

Moderator: Datuk Ahirudin Attan, Rockybru

P.Gunasegaram, Managing Editor, StarBiz

Wong Choon Mei , Consultant Editor, Harakahdaily.com


5. Special Address: Minister of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing,

Datuk Raja Nong Chik bin Raja Zainal Abidin

From 3.30pm – 4.30pm :

Topic: “Engaging the Urban Rakyat via Internet . Experiences from Facebook and Blog4FT”

Moderator: Datuk Ahirudin Attan, Rockybru

************************** HI-TEA *************************

6. Bloggers Forum in English

Topic: Bloggers’ Role in Bridging the Religious Divide

Moderator: to be announced


YB Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, MP for Kuala Selangor

YB Teresa Kok, MP for Seputeh

Dato’ Syed Ali Al-Habshee, UMNO Cheras division leader

P.Uthayakumar, Human Rights Party pro-tem secretary

From 6.00pm – 7.30pm

********************** BUFFET DINNER from 7.45PM **************

Note from BUM2010 Organisers:

BUM2010 is a non-profit initiative, and any fees received go towards defraying the costs of organizing the one-day “Bloggers Event of The Year” to mark World Press Freedom Day which falls on May 3.

The previous BUMmers outings had seen rising attendance, starting from 150 for BUM2007, to 180 for BUM2008 and to 200 for last year’s BUM2009 (REF: bum2009.wordpress.com).

The Event is open to all comers, even non-Bloggers, on a first-come-first served basis. OFFICIAL REGISTRATION PLUS FEES PAYABLE DETAILS please go here.

BUM2010 Organising Committee

May 11, 2010



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7 responses to “BUM2010 Programme

  1. Benny, vvelcome to BUM2010 eh! while we wait for Mary who has taken the charges/lambs out for a walk. We are patient BUMmers waiting at Warren Buffet’s table on May 22:):) Desi
    PS:For being first off the Starters’blog, I reserve a special door prize for Thee!

  2. Rahul SK

    Whats price of this?Keen to attend very much.

    You got PR ppl speaking.Why dont u get some BN ppl to speak too?(maybe YB fom Rembau)? To bring some neutralness.

  3. Dear Rahul SK:

    Thanks for your interest in attending BUM2010.Fee payable is RM60; go to REGISTRATION for details.

    Yes, we did have a Speaker from UMNO Dr Ashraf Majidi for the evening session, but an overseas assignment last week required his withdrawal. Co-chair Rockybru is still trying to get a replacement speaker — I hear he’s a strongman from an UMNO division somewhere in KL.

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  5. A quickkie PS to our first commenter above, cartoonist Ben Loh:

    So the answer my friend, is no longer blowing in the wind. The OC ordered ONE whole lamb; LVC boss Datuk Soh CW gifted us another One, so it’s now TWO whole lamb, though one “kaki” may be discovered missing early; hint: this knotty Chair is part of the Plot!
    As for the 3rd lamb, I believed Mary did not hear your desibelles wellA, so let’s hope it joins the party next BUM2011!:)
    Dear all who have signed up — ENJOY!:)

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