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Merdeka Review on BUM 2010

人民不信主流媒体不如改 革
制定反垄断法开放进场门槛

作者/本刊曾薛霏 May 22, 2010 05:57:06 pm

【本刊曾薛霏撰述/摄影】回教 党《哈拉卡》网站顾问编辑黄春美认为,由政党拥有的主流媒体无法扮演传达政党观点的角色,反导致政党形象受损,为此政府和媒体行业应 该检讨并进行改革,只 有废除钳制媒体的恶法,制定《反垄断法令》限制拥有权,开放媒体以容纳多元且自由的看法,才能够恢复主流媒体的公信力。

黄春美(右 图)表示,我们已来到一个阶段,即每个人都知道主流媒体不自由,主流媒体的新闻不太可信等,因此已是时候检讨这个行业,就像过去十年 银行业进行重组的做法 一样,媒体业应该自由化。

她认为,我国的主流媒体多由执政党或亲政党人士拥有,但是事实证明这些主流媒体已无法扮演传达政党观点 的角色,反 之,由于这些媒体的立场让人民对执政党有更负面的看法。

她以马华公会拥有的英文报章《星报》(The Star)、巫统拥有马来报《马来西亚前锋报》为例,这些报章呈现报道的方式,不但无法为马华公会和巫统传声,反而为政党“倒米”, 《前锋报》的种族主义 报道反而让别人看到巫统是个种族主义的报章。

有鉴于此,主流媒体已无法扮演本身的角色,与其让人民有负面的印象,不如改革媒体的 运作。 Continue reading

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The Star on BUM 2010

State govt to get council staff to voluntarily return low-cost units

By JADE CHAN
jade@thestar.com.my

THE STATE government will have a meeting with all council staff members who are owners of low-cost flats and get them to voluntarily return the flats, said Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.“While certain decisions had been made earlier that allowed them to make the purchase, we feel it is ethically not right for them to buy the flats.

“We will try to convince them to give up the flats,” said Khalid when commenting on the issue of the sale of low-cost flats to 500 Petaling Jaya City Council staff members.

Thank you gesture: Dr Lim (left) presenting a souvenir to Abdul Khalid after the latter gave the keynote address at the Bloggers’ Universe Malaysia (BUM) 2010. Continue reading

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BUM 2010 : Views & Thoughts

Bum 2010: The “Allah” Session by Shamsul Yunus

Allah revisited at Bum 2010 by Bujai

SatD’s Pre-Event Analysis

Bloggers slam lawyer for “racist” means in dealing with issues facing the Indian community.

P. Uthayakumar found himself at the wrong end of the stick at the final session of Bum10 yesterday after he attacked  and blamed authorities, the media, MIC and about everyone else for the plight of the Indian community in Malaysia.Big Dog (read his latest take on BUM and YB Dr Zul, who shared the same panel with Uthayakumar) took the first bite at the Hindraf Party leader, who spent about 18 months in detention under ISA for his involvement in the 25/11/2007 Hindraf protest. Uthaya dropped fellow lawyer and blogger Haris Ibrahim’s name a couple of times to lend credibility to himself, till Haris himself had to take the mic to clear his name and tick off Uthaya for not getting the message. Not sure if Uthaya got any of it in the end.

But kudos to the Hindraf man for sticking out his neck and in his own way helping make BUM10 a success. Politicians from both sides of the divide have taken notice of BUM. For the first time, it had a Menteri Besar – Selangor’s Khalid Ibrahim – in attendance and a Cabinet Minister – FT and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik – to give a special address. Teresa Kok, Khalid Samad, and Dr Zulkifli Ahmad were among the Pakatan politicians who spoke. Umno’s Akramshah was a panelist and Tun Faisal, the head of new media from Umno Youth, participated.

There was talk of inviting the Prime Minister for next year’s BUM.
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Defending “Allah” at Bloggers Universe Malaysia 2010, live feed by Shamsul Yunus, at http://www.livestream.com/malaysia4all

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BUM 2010 images and thoughts….

Alternatively, you can view images of BUM2010 here….

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Reflections on BUM, past and present…

by YL Chong, BUM Organizing Chairman

and for the future, please go to rockybru.com.my. Somewhere in the deep recesses of Interim Committee of All-Blogs Prez Datuk Ahirudin Attan I hear echoes of reaching the higher realms of dreamland within striking distance of Putrajaya for BUM2011, and all Desi can see in his surreal world the past weeks was/is/will be accompaned by the theme song from Dr Zhivago’s : “Somewhere my love there will be songs to sing, Although the snow covers the hopes of spring…” I don’t know why…

At BUM2010 (see aMore at bum4msia.wordpress.com…) at a homey abode, a tribe of Bloggers, both socio-political like Desi and DonPlayPuks, and non-, like adapted handles aweOFhelen, “princess” Primrose, et al (a short often used by lawyers — and I read somewhere you make an excellent Blogger if you also sit near the Bar! — often undertake an annual challenge, but in my eyes more a pilgrimage to refresh ourselves in wells of hope and idealism for a one-day outing named Bloggers Universe Malaysia, evolved from virginal Bloggers United Malaysia. It’s oft said that as individuals, we are weak, but when banded together, we can make a substantive difference, hopefully, to make Malaysia a better place. Hence, the “Theme: Bloggers – Moving Malaysia Forward”. That as chair for four years, I believe my fellow organising committee members come back, like little Oliver and Olivia, “asking for more”, though I add one members had dared voiced her pastry thought allowed, ala Malaysian blogospheric taiko Jeff Ooi: “I think Desi you have a masochistic streak taking on such a stressful assignment”.

It all started when Howsy, then a PhD student based in London, floated the idea of a social gathering — throw in tehtarik, some rotic canai and steaks of satay, and satu lagi tt, kurang manis! — the gathering bloomed and balloooned into more than 100 tables for ten each.Mainly because that guy called Desi, full of ignoramus gung-ho spirit, and half drunk on rut bir, got diverted into a dreamland named Lake View Club. And a media crony named Lee CH and his Boss of more than a decade — won’t name him here, but he has been extremely supportive and generous to throw in one lamb for the inaugural because they must have heard we grew up humming Mary had a little lamb, who unfortunately in the neighbourhood of “rogue” Bloggers — more like blogheads! — misled the poor animal astray to Warren Buffet’s table. The gerosity flowed to two for BUM2008 and three for BUM2009, and some sour grapes made an issue of “three lambs” marching to Subang Jaya from a neighbouring country. And virginal commenter at bum4msia.wordpress.com revived Desi’s nightmare, posing the challenge, unspoken:
++++ “‘Sei'” check, izzzzit?”

+++plus+: in Kantonis represent the numeral “four” and the traditionalists believe it’s “bad” fortune. But blardy writHers like Desi — poet-aSspirant summore, as stated in his hi-profile! — continue to challenge feng (the wind) and sui (the water) because as a BUMmer, you must be a contrarian, like Mary-lah,always going against the grain. Otherwise, life is so boring, rite? And dear esteemed readers, that’s a rhetorical question; I picture myself back at the rostrum wreaking havoc at the audience of100 to 200 — sorry I ain’t no mathematician or reporter yesterday, when all my troubles luckily Beatles inspired went so far away! — some who weren’t even present and dared ask: “Why-lah you have mostly speakers who ain’t qualified, and cannot deliver?”

Yeah, one insight I meant to share as Organising Committee (OC) chair, but did not because I feared my time over-running was: Did you know that even one day before D-day (Friday, May 21) and two days prior (Thursday), I still had to amend the panellists, by deleting one, and not including wan, respectively? And my great regret was just thee days beforeMay 22, my good and reliable and constant speaker who never said “no” for the past three outings, had to take leave because of an “urgent outstation assignment”.Thanks Citizen Nadeswaran; and also thanks to “Big Dog” who answered my SOS call just 30minutes before the Media session started — it became a sort of “fifth estater” enhancing the input-value about the MSM, the 4th estate! So as the Bard — were he to sit as chair, would smile: “All’s well that ends wellA!” Desi once a w’ile would like to show off he can quote from the greatest writer ever lived — did I say more than once that sometimes the lessermortals claimfame by association. If I fell back on my DDC — which stands for Da Desi Code, using lots of tongue and blogspeak only desiphered by these blogheads — I would use “aRsEsciaton” but many BUM attendees hail from civil society, so this host’d refrain. (BTW, which is ‘by the way’ for Blog novices hear/here!, I trained for more than a decade at a diplomatic mission in KL:)

I must thank the Selangor MB’s office and the Ministry of FT and Urban Wellbeing for their RM10,000 each as a gsture of support for BUM2010, and also helped the organisers achieve that “balance” many critics have been lambasting the OC about previous BUM affairs, accusing us of lacking “the balance” in terms of representation from both sides of the political divide. The sponsirship also partly explains the generosity of the BUM OC’s gift of a free T-shirt which was of limited edition at BUM2009 and became a collector’s item. Just a whisper **here/hear: I fopped off on a DPP last year’s T, for 300, but he handed me the dough in an envelope, and I later discovered the currency was in Rupiah! Did I digress too ***much/mush?

NB: *** mush and **hear would qualify as DDC. I’m educating my expected tsumic arrival of new readers as a result of BUM2010; then I can fop off my Midnight Voices blog for 20million. I was told that there’s a sucker born every nano-scond, no more every day, since the advent of the Internet.

I had urged the audience to take up blogging because one privilege you can always abuse is to “digress”from the subject.You are king on home turf, yes! So you B2B — which stands for BUMmer or Blogger To Be, or not to be, that’s your question…)

So back to yesterday, I must thank all the esteemed speakers who volunteered the time, and more importantly their ideas and thoughts with fellow countrymen and women, so that we can banter and debate with no malice, but in candour. I quote from panellist Sdr Dr Dzul A, and methinks he’s paraphrasing VOLTAIRE’s credo which without fail I had prefaced my chair’s parting: “I may disgre with what you say but I will defend, to the death, your right to say it.” I shall engage the Islamist demoocrat more, and aMore,on a opic based on a knotty question I has asked of him relating to religion-based political parties. Always an optimist, dare I challenge — at BUM2011 maybe? That challenge is actually meant for brother Rocky who was referred to by our VIP guest as a”millionaire-blogger”. I did not have the time at tea time — or more likely the lack of guts — to ask the esteemed Menteri to elaborate on what he wanted to mean!

Chow!

Which can mean~~~

See you again later,

OR

Come, let’s eat,
I had quietly tapau-ed *one/wan leg/kaki of the lamb!

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Getting to BUM 2010…..

Lake View Club

Lot 3606, SS12/1, Lake View Club, Subang Jaya
Selangor 47500
Malaysia

Tel: 03-5634 6222

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Gee, what’s on the menu?

Buffet Lunch (1.30pm – 2.30pm)

Fried Mee Siam

Kampungku Fried Rice

Vegetables

Chicken Rendang

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Hi-Tea (4.30pm)

Egg & Tuna sandwiches

Variety of kuihs

Coffee & Tea

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Buffet Dinner (7.30pm)

Curry Chicken with Potato

Assam Stingray

Fried Egg Foo Yong

Fried Sotong Ball

Mixed Vegetables

Mince Meat Taufu

Fried Mee Hoon

Yong Chow fried rice

Mixed fruits

Agar-agar

Dessert

2 whole lamb

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BUM 2010 from the Blogosphere

…. and media. This is from the Star dated 15th May 2010

A Little Taffer’s Room: BUM 4th Edition 2010: Be There!

Rocky Bru: Soh free Malaysia Today

Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad’s blog: BUM 2010

Malaysian Cartoons’ blog: BUM 2010

Mustafar K Anuar’s blog: BUM do in Subang Jaya

Nathaniel Tan: Selepas Tsunami now online & BUM 2010

Eyes Wide Open: BUM 2010

Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin: Bloggers’ Night: BUM 2010

Loyarburok: Bloggers’ Universe 2010

Loyarburok: Haris Ibrahim desperately seeks Zul Noordin

The People’s Parliament: Desperately Seeking Zul Nordin

Desiderata: 12 days’ countdown to BUM2010

Malaysia Today: BUM 2010 on May 22

If you had blogged about our upcoming BUM 2010 on your blog(s), DO let us know! We would love to put your link up on our page. Just email us at bum-registration@sdscom.biz.

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