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Khaled: Bloggers censoring govt feedback to their sites

– The Star

JOHOR BARU: Bloggers have been accused of censoring feedback sent by government departments to their websites.Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the feedback was aimed at correcting inaccurate statements and false allegations about the Government, which appeared in some of the cyber articles.

He said the Government was not given a chance to explain certain issues to the people.

“There were articles criticising the Government. We also sent in many replies but they were removed by the bloggers,” he said.

Mohamed Khaled said the Government had in the past ignored such articles.

“We made a mistake. The blogs play an important role. The people read and believe what’s said in the blogs.

“Now, we are looking at the blogs to respond to them but are prevented from doing so,” he said.

Mohamed Khaled said he would bring up the issue in the next Cabinet meeting. He was at the SM Taman Johor Jaya 1 Parent-Teacher Association meeting yesterday.

He announced an allocation of RM20,000 for the school’s building fund.

Khaled also presented certificates of excellent performance to Tien See Yah, who scored 10As in the 2007 SPM examination, and a model student, Looi Zhen Siang.

  1. penulis_cyber
    2,April 2008 at 11:05 am

    Memang betul blog boleh disensor komen pembacanya. Tentu ia bergantung kepada blogger untuk menerima atau menapis komen yang disampaikan.

    Untuk lebih keadilan dan ketelusan tentu kita kena mendengar kritikan dan jawapan dari pihak pihak yang berkaitan. Dengan itu kita akan dapat melihat fakta dan juga ulasan sebelum membuat keputusan atas apa yang diutarakan.

    Jika boleh buat komen yang boleh dikomen oleh mana mana pihak dan terus diterbit tanpa menunggu persetujuan pengendali…ia boleh membuatkan suara rakyat dan kerajaan dapat disatukan dalam menangani apa jua soalan dan masalah di kalangan rakyat.

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