I'm thinking -- apasal lah Rais Yatim (Menteri Penerangan, Kommunikasi dan Kebudayaan) buat laporan polis terhadap Rocky's Bru, Bigdogdotcom dan Taikors and Taikuns (TnT) mengenai posting RM1billion grant kepada 9 syarikat untuk mempertingkatkan broadband access seluruh negara.
Rais told the Malay mail on Monday that all the allegations about his son being one of the beneficiaries of the grant are not true and he was going to lodge a police report against the blogs.
You know, I read Rocky's Bru, BigDog's and TnT.
Odd...no mention of his son. Rocky's posting " Who Gets Santa Rais' RM1billion Handout?" made no mention of his son but of a "rumour" about "a minister's son" being part of the companies, and then made a link to BigDog's posting "2.6GHz Spectrum: Transparency Is the Way To Go" which did not accuse Rais' son of being a beneficiary of the grant. In fact, BigDog talked about a rumour that a close family member of Rais had lobbied for a share of the grant.
Rumour sahaja, tau. BigDog said he did not believe the rumour to be true because Rais is a respected Cabinet member.
So, BigDog's contention is that when you have this big a grant, you should be tranparent so that you leave no room for such rumours and speculations.
Why...I agree. Absolutely.
TnT made no mention at all of Rais' son, except to borrow Rocky's heading on "Santa Rais" and linked to BigDog's posting.
TnT responded to Rais' police report:
"Minister of Information, Communications and Culture Datuk Seri Rais Yatim
had made a statement that TnT was making allegations of our teaser posting. Readers would note that our teaser remains, well a teaser. Our sourced story carried made no allegations of the Minister, and points rather to Wimax launches and POSSIBILITY of added licenses.
We welcome any investigations for transparency, and can be reached at our official email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TnT shall publish all articles it receives upon verification, and GUARANTEES the anonymity of our source."
So... overreacting to the blog postings and ending up making a frivolous police report.
We complain about the police not doing their job. Well, I think we ought to blame ourselves for taking away the police from doing their job. Honestly!
Anyway...Rocky, as we are speaking now, is at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), giving his statement.
So, "Wassup, Minister", Rocky asks in his latest posting .
Chill and chill out-lah.