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on Thursday, 11 February 2010
Plurk is already losing out to Twitter in sheer number of users. And now we have Google Buzz, taking advantage of the sheer number of users who have gmail accounts.

ISA, where art thou?

on Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Racism hinders Najib’s 1 Malaysia. Read it. Disgusting.

You get a three-year suspension for labeling an entire race of people as squatters (and having the suspension lifted after only 1 year), yet you get arrested under ISA for reporting the incident... In that same article, you get arrested for rumours and suspicions (no proof or witnesses whatsoever) for a matter relating to a single mosque, yet the man who publicly insults the people of TWO races is just forced to resign (not even fired or kicked out, just resign...).

More? How about the fella who got arrested for allegedly insulting the Sultan? That was quick. Shouldn't there be at least some sort of police action for insulting the peoples of TWO races? No?

Call me pessimistic or hard to please, but that 1Malaysia slogan is going to just be nothing more than a slogan to me.

UPDATE: More proof that the 1Malaysia idea is mere propaganda. Read the third paragraph very carefully, reproduced below:

“Datuk Nasir never intended to make any derogatory remarks. He spoke at length on the contributions made by all races in developing the country.

“Nevertheless, Datuk Nasir apologises for any offence caused,” it added

Are they serious?! Never intended to?! How exactly do you "not intend to insult people" when there are at least four reported derogatory remarks? How insincere can PM Najib's administration be to just say "Nevertheless"... as if it was a very small issue and as if they were being so magnanimous in asking that racist to resign. Remember how they threatened Wee Meng Chee (a university student at the time) with police action for using the national anthem to make his grouses known? Disgusting. Really disgusting.

UPDATE 2: Sadly, there's more. Folks, we now have a "mature" man, defending his fellow "immature" man, by giving very "mature" reasons and very "intellectual" arguments.