Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pahang: State Government-sponsored Bloggers

Pahang government paying pensioners to thwart slanderous remarks against the government in cyberspace. 3 pensioners as guns for hire & more to come! By the way, it took only one pensioner to rock the current establishment.

Pahang govt recruits pensioners as bloggers

TEMERLOH: The Pahang Government has appointed three pensioners as bloggers to thwart slanderous comments and allegations posted on the Internet.

State Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin said the bloggers, who would be paid allowances, would be provided with computers and the Internet access in their homes.

The pensioners can capitalise on their experience to explain the actual situation to the people besides providing feedback and opinions to the Government, he told reporters after attending the Senior Citizens Day organised by the Pahang Chapter of the Malaysian Government Pensioners’ Association here on Sunday.

“More bloggers will be appointed. We value pensioners’ thoughts in our efforts to improve the state’s economy and prosperity and unity of the people,” he said. -- Bernama

19 comments:

mamasita said...

More bloggers will be appointed??O please,take me too.I need that allowance so badly..tapi I nak write about what ye?O dear..sure tak dapatnya!Sekejap je I berangan2 LK..gdnite!

Lawyer Kampung said...

Haha.. that's what first crossed my mind. Pahang has so many talented & proven bloggers. Sakmongkol, DSN, mamasita to name a few.. ;-)

Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

What will be the criteria to be qualified as the bloggers since I noticed they are recruiting many more. Though I'm from Kelantan, not anak jati pahang, we've got east coast connection. Tapi kalau pensioners je, I've got to wait for another 26 years.

Will these pensioners be severely humiliated by blogsphere's senior citizen? Let us wait and see the outcome.

Wassalam.

Mat Cendana said...

Hai, jealous, jealous... Ni nak kena turut promote diri kat blog nih..

Like Piggy Singh, I'm in Kelantan too. And like him, I too have "East Coast connections".

But I'll go one up on him - I had lived in Gambang and Kuantan for 14 months! Beat that Piggy Singh! heheh! (err, "place" doesn't matter)

Wonder how much the government is paying them... Hmm, Datuk Sam of Small Talk should know something of this. Ni nak kena gi buat baik dengan dia; silap-silap dia tolong recommend ke...

Jed Yoong said...

This doesn't look good for Pahang when their sukarela bloggers like Mamamista, Sakmongkol, Ti Lian Ker, Small Talk have paved the way.
Maybe pensioners are much more knowledgeable but erm...OUTDATE?

mekyam said...

lk,

kat blog tok sak ada sorang anon yang komen pasal negeri pahang nak guna pensioners ni. the kutuk value is bleeping awesome. :D

dia kata "sibuk suruh mat pencen apa hal. nak kencing pun tersekat sekat".

dah sejam setengah dah since mekyam baca, masih tercuit lagi urat geli. LOL!

Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

Mintak sekali lagi menumpang. Mat Cendana, I too have one up on you. I "nearly" became an in-law to orang Kuantan, tapi jodoh tak kesampaian.

Dato' SN and Dato' Sak will laugh to their stomach.

Wassalam.

A.John said...

1 column By 10 cm = Rm 500.00, Bonus payments - For every response to the blog - Rm 50.00 . Merit allowance - Rm 1000.00 for 1st 1000 hits to the blog.& Pahang govt. to top pension dollar for dollar. Experience not necessary. Must be pahang born or resident in Pahang state for the last 15 years.

kluangman said...

Suatu perkembangan yang sihat dan baik terutama dapat memberi maklumat yang tepat kepada pelayar lain.

mamasita said...

LK?You're the lawyer.You rasa siapa lebih layak after hearing the arguments of the case?Mat Cendana or Piggy Singh?hahaha

Mat Cendana said...

Alamak, TOUGH betul competition nak jadi mercenary blogger dengan Pahang government ni!...Skarang Piggy Singh pun nak berebut jugak.

"one-up" with that one?? Eh, mana boleh! "jodoh TAK kesampaian" should be seen in the NEGATIVE!... means "not suitable for Pahang" Haha! At least I'm neutral on that point...

Oh, wait: Cerita lama... 1981, happened in KL, but someone from PEKAN...pun macam Piggy Singh jugak. Okay, okay... kira level on this score.

In the meantime, maybe I should contact Din Merican - jadi blogger dengan Pakatan-lah... Bagi yang Pahang punya post ni kat Piggy Singh.

Lawyer Kampung said...

Guys & gals, I want that allowance too, where to get the borang to apply? hahaha

NOBISHA said...

Lawyer Kampung,

Why pensioners? Why not IT-savvy, unemployed graduates?
:)

nobisha

Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

Sekali lagi menumpang.

Mat Cendana, you should get in touch with Khairy. His troopers are now heavily showered with shells and bullets and severely humiliated.

They neither retaliate nor defend themselves. Once in a while bullets are fired, but look like deperate and harmless articles.

Wassalam.

mamasita said...

Tumpang lalu LK, Mat Cendana?Kalau you get in touch with Khairy macam Piggy Singh cadangkan,can you please include me in?I need a blogging job.Got to get myself a pair of new heels and a new laptop!Lets do it Mat.Ini satu challenge!hahaha

Lawyer Kampung said...

Folks, there's no need for tumpang lalu here.. it's a free trade zone.. hahaha. Thanks for visiting!

Nobisha, you got a point there but maybe if the paychecks from the state govt is fat enough, they could each employ 2 grads each as PA & techie respectively..hahaha.. we better ask DSN about that, maybe he knows something more about all this than the others.. Thanks for the comment bro.

Mat Cendana said...

Piggy Singh,
Maybe they're saving their ammo until when it matters? That would be dangerous for the opponents - just when they think Khairy "defenceless", his troopers come out with guns blazing - at the right moment.

But if what you say is correct, then there's an opening here for US; seriously. I wonder what's the problem with him/them?? Surely having enough money should get him people who are competent enough.

But from what you have said, it appears that they aren't. I'm okay if the pay is right - after all it's not MY party and I'll be in it only for the money. Haha! Apa nak malu, baik direct, terang-terang jadi mercenary writer...

Unlike some of those SALARIED journalists with media companies who "makan luar" ... and all the while riding on the high horse and trying to give the impression of "being objective".

So, camana nak contact Khairy ni, ya?... Hope he's worried enough that he'll LOSE to bring out the cheque-book and INVEST.

BTW kalau Khir Toyo nak, pun okay jugak myself... Oh, my post kat blog yang kutuk dia? Takpa... boleh DELETE heheh!

And Mukhriz - this is my former state, so boleh bagi "special discount"... and he's also a Friend in Facebook... Tapi kena "ada benda" lah, betul dak, Piggy Singh?... Beras kena beli, bukan kita tanam padi...

mamasita said...

LK?Adat Melayu lah.Kitaorang masuk blog you nak borak with another person mestilah cakap 'excuse me'..manaboleh lanyak je and tak mintak izin dengan you, tuan rumah so to speak.Ish ish ish..

Memang IT grads yang menganggur ramai tapi if their mental maturity power to discuss issues intelligently is low,then tak guna jugak hire them..buat lagi kecoh!

Piggy Singh said...

Salam Tuan Lawyer,

Sekali lagi tumpang lalu.

Betul tu Datin Sak, though in virtual world I'm a Punjabi, ada resam Melayu masih tetap di hati.

Mat Cendana, I'll get back to you at your blog.

Wassalam.