Thursday, June 05, 2008

And Now, The Manya Blogger Award.....

...for Malaysian Indian bloggers.

Read the Star story:

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Indian bloggers will be given recognition and honour through an award initiated by Putera MIC.

There are nine categories under the Manya Blogger Award which would be decided through online voting for a one-month period starting noon on Friday.

Putera MIC coordinator P. Kamalanathan said this is the first time such an award for the Malaysian Indian bloggers is being held.

“We want to encourage more Malaysian Indians to blog and share information on the Internet,” he said Thursday at a press conference here.

He said there were about 1,000 Malaysian Indians bloggers, mainly in the 20 to 24 age group actively giving their views on various issues.

Kamalanathan said they had already shortlisted the finalists for the nine categories. Sixty per cent of the votes would be taken from online voting while another 40% would be decided by a panel of three judges.

“The online voting would be on for one month and the judges would take two weeks to make a decision and we hope to have the award ceremony in August,” he said.

He said Putera MIC would also have an online readers' award where the surfers would be required to submit their choice, irrespective of race.

“We have also created a Putera MIC award which would be given to a blogger whom we feel has created a longstanding following amongst the bloggers. It can be a disabled person or even an eight-year-old boy who is blogging,” he said.

Kamalanathan said each of the finalists would be given a certificate of participation while the winners would be given a trophy and cash prizes.

Those who want to vote can go to to cast their votes.


BMahendran said...

huwaaaa...heard of it..then ly know im in it as well! =p

Anonymous said...

Kinda disappointed because Sashi ( isn't even on the list. When I think about Malaysian Indian bloggers, his name jumps to mind. Never heard of the others.

Vampier JaY said...

Greetings ... It's a Publicity stunt by Putera MIC ... too long to comment so I've actually posted it on my blog ...

but all in all ... Putera MIC had their hearts in the right place, and their heads up their ...

Unknown said...

Hi Aina

Woah ... the bloggers' movement is on a roll.

I was introduced to the blog world thru the print media. CheDet's blog was my very first visit.

I'd like to share this viewpoint.

The consequences in the long run would be:

1 increase in myopic people
2 oratorical skills will diminish
3 lack of people-to-people interaction would not be healthy
4 socialisation skills will disappear
5 pseudo-identity (in my case also) reveals a lack of integrity - I would not post any comment in my real name.
6 lack of accountability also encourages irresponsible opinions

On the other hand:
1 shy people can pen their thoughts
2 super convenient to share info