Read this from a comment on Niamah!!! this morning. Someone please wake me up from this nightmare.
Pahang Enlists Pensioners As Bloggers
TEMERLOH, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- 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 feedbacks 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 Saturday.
"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.
Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob told the state legislative assembly recently that he was slandered by a blogger....Bernama
And this plan came from someone with the title of "State Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman"!!!???
Well, maybe it is Pahang's innovative way of empowering senior citizens. Like what the PAP government is doing here in Singapore when they announced that community centres would be equipped with computers and broadband connections especially to educate senior citizens how to use the Internet. Innovative indeed! And to be fair to these pensioners I shall be looking forward to their first post thwarting this that and the other.