Dec 19, 2008

Tun Mahathir : Be fair and sensible when blogging

“The blog gives you an opportunity to express yourselves in your own words and you will improve over time whenever you repeatedly write, you acquire better skills. In my eyes, blogging on the Internet would be an opportunity for people to learn how to write,” Tun Mahathir said.

KUALA LUMPUR: Blogs should not be censored as long as bloggers are responsible in their writing, said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said this when answering a question from the public at a book- signing session hosted by Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd and MPH Bookstores at Midvalley Megamall here yesterday.

“Bloggers should make fair comments in their articles and not undermine others,” he said after signing 100 copies of his illustrated biography titled Mahathir Mohamad: An illustrated biography and a book based on his blog titled Chedet.com - Blogging to Unblock.

“As long as you don’t threaten to kill people in your blog, there shouldn’t be any censorship,” he added.

Dr Mahathir said blogs also provided a platform for people to express themselves and brush up on their writing skills.

Also present at the event were Berita Publishing Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Mohd Bisharuddin Noor Basha, editor-in-chief Datuk A. Kadir Jasin, MPH Group director Datuk Dr Abdullah Abdul Rahman and chief executive officer Datuk Ng Tieh Chuan.

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