Sunday, February 24, 2008

'Neglected' Chinese First Names (Part 2)

Part 1 here.

Keat Ping, rupanya!

N37 State Seats / Polling Districts covers Desa Jaya, Sri Damansara Utara, Sri Damansara Selatan, Bukit Lanjan, Bandar Utama, Sungai Kayu Ara. Yes, the area with the highest concentration of rich and apathetic brats. So prove me wrong.

All the best, Eli...or KP!

I wonder why Jin Ji (yet another neglected Chinese first name) is not running. :(

Bloggers, unite! From Hafiz:

Are you tired of BN representatives bad-mouthing us bloggers? Are you tired of our Information Minister calling us bloggers with unfaltering names? Or the son-in-law of an ineffective Prime Minister calling us monkeys?

I am. I have enough of that. Too long have I been patience, enduring insults from these BN politicians. I am angry and I want to get back at them.

The election is just around the corner and we bloggers have a rare opportunity to flex our muscle and show those BN folks that we are serious about in getting back at them. No, I am not talking about we — as they say — bashing these BN folks on our blogs. No. Instead, I am talking about bashing these folks in the Parliament as well as in various state assemblies.

Imagine, bloggers in the Parliament! These BN folks panic whenever we talk about them. I bet they will piss in their pants if bloggers challenge them in live debates! Enough of proxy wars. It is time to get out of the trenches, overcome the standoff and take the war to them. We are coming for them!

Remembers, these BN folks want to curtail our freedom of expression. They want to impose licenses on us, they have voiced suggestion to force us to register before we could blog. They want to control us!

The crucial battle for our freedom will be in the legislature. With bloggers in these halls, we could kill any ominous intention to rob us of our liberty before it could even gain momentum.

But first, we need to elect bloggers into the legislatures. There are several bloggers running for office and they need out help. They need us to spread words of their candidacy. For our own sake, we must help them and this is the game plan.

In the next few days, emails and messages will fly across the blogosphere, urging bloggers to blog about a blogger candidate on a particular day. With enough participants, we will create enough buzz for the candidate and with effort and a little bit of luck, see the effect spills into the real world. One candidate in one day.

These message could be anything, be it a one liner like "Vote Blogger X" or an endless epic essay on Blogger X. In the end, what we want is an endorsement of blogger candidates from as many bloggers as possible. Remember also to link to the Blogger X.

Here are the blogger candidates that I have identified for this initiative. Date of action is listed in the corresponding parenthesis.

1. Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Friday, February 29)
2. Tony Pua (Saturday, March 1)
3. Elizabeth Wong (Sunday, March 2)
4. Jeff Ooi (Monday, March 3)
5. che'GuBard (Tuesday, March 4)

Let's blog about those bloggers together on those date!

So, are you in or are you out?

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