It looks like the government really want to shut down the anonymous political blogs.
You all can read it at Rocky's posting,
Blog/portal registration: Why some politicians stand to lose most
If your blog is registered, that means you can't be anonymous anymore, isn't it?
That includes me too, I guess.
Well, mine is actually not strictly a political blog.
I don't try to be a saviour of Umno or become penyelamat umat Islam every other days like some people.
That would be too tiresome.
I also write about things other than politics too, okay.
Movies, music, travels, autism, my family, etc.....and even a bit of my pathetic love life.
But still, I guess they will come after me if I don't register this blog.
"Annie, you are hereby charged with operating an unregistered political blog. By writing that you are dating a DAP supporter, you are actually campaigning for the evil Chinese evangelists of that party."
I can just imagine them saying that to me.
Well, are we going to have "thought police" now?
Even if I go and register this blog, there's no guarantee that they will not later on take action against me.
They can after all interpret what I wrote at their whims and fancies.
"You are against people attacking Tun M. You must be a ProTun trying to topple the government. You are bad. We are shutting you down."
Ya, that sort of things.
Some are already doing that.
"Either you are with us or against us," so they said.
It's all really not worth it.
Therefore, once the new law comes into effect I think I will stop blogging.
I'm not going to break any law.
Instead, I will do other things.
Maybe I will switch to Facebook.
Yup, somehow they were not concerned about FB.
Facebookers don't need to register....just bloggers.
And blog is actually outdated compared to FB.
And how about twitter? Should they register twitter users too?
Wassap? Telegram? Want to register those also or not?
I used to be an active Facebooker before becoming a blogger.
I will think of it.
The idea of quitting blogging is actually not so bad.
This blog is not as precious to me as some people thought it is.
Despite being anonymous, it had caused me quite a lot of trouble.
Back then, I felt the risks were worth taking.
Kerana agama, bangsa dan tanahair.
Lately, I'm not very sure of that anymore.
They can shut it down if they want.
I will just walk away.
I'm totally okay with that.
By the way, I need to continue with my book project.
If I don't blog, I would have more time for it.
So, no problem.
Everything a bit more restricted but it should make us feel more like being in Singapore.
Singapore is good what.
Ask the DAP people, including the rejects if you don't believe me.
Singapore is their paradise.
By the way, do you all know any prominent DAP blogger?
Honestly, I only know Sakmongkol AK47.
From what I know, DAP is not depending too much on blogs for cyberwar.
Maybe that's why there are bloggers who actually love DAP but got disheartened and switched to supporting BN and Umno because they were not given due recognition by the party.
So, I guess DAP will not be very affected by the newly proposed law either.
What a shame, isn't it?
All those efforts and sacrificed freedom of speech will be wasted, I think.
Well, too bad.