Saturday, April 12, 2008

STAR Metro Spotlights - BUM 2008

Saturday April 12, 2008

Change mindset on blogging

By SALINA KHALID

salina@thestar.com.my

THE negative perception about bloggers and blogging should be changed, said Centre for Policy Initiatives chief executive officer Dr Lim Teck Ghee.

Dr Lim said blogging could be seen as an alternative media to the masses.

“It provides a platform for public discourse irrespective of their background. The notion that bloggers mainly have negative intentions including bringing down the government and destroying the country's racial harmony is an erroneous view and politically motivated,” he said.

He added that most bloggers were concerned about the nation.

“Having a healthy public discourse will help unify the nation and build the country as well,” he added.

Therefore, the Centre for Policy Initiatives is organising a half-day public discourse at Lake View Club, Subang Jaya, on May 1.

The BUM2008, will carry the theme Towards A Civil Society and it will feature well-known bloggers, academician and journalists.

The afternoon session will talk about Fostering Civil Society – Various Voices with the National Alliance of Bloggers president Ahirudin Attan, ex-judge Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid, academician Dr Azmi Sharom, journalist Jacqueline Ann Surin as well as Dr Lim.

Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi, lawyer-cum- Selayang MP William Leong, Human Rights Advocate Haris Ibrahim, Malaysiakini.com editor-in-chief Steven Gan and journalist R. Nadeswaran will talk during the evening session.

Registration fee is RM50 per person and is limited for 120 on first come first serve basis. The fee includes buffet dinner.

For more information, log on to http://bum2008.desiderata.blogspot.com/.


Article taken from the Star.

Webmaster AweOfHelen: ERRATA ~~ bum2008.desiderata.blogspot.com should read as bum2008-desiderata.blogspot.com


35 comments:

xingji said...

Do you register on the day itself?

xingji said...

and what time does it start?

desiderata said...

xingji:

Please Register eraly -- go to earlier Post here REGISTRATION and PAYMENT. Treasurere Tong Yew will be happy to hear from Thee and friends; Yes,bring a batallion!:)

BUM2008 starts at 3.00PM sharp with Afternpoon Brainstorm Session, May 1; however, registration from 2.15pm at Lake View Club and some social interaction for 45minutes ~~ VVVVVVVe have some pretty friendly and talkative Org Comm ahli to greAt thee:)! ~~ Desi

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xingji said...

oh...thanks alot...i just realised all my questions were answered in the other posts...*smacks head*

desiderata said...

xingji:

don't smack too hard -- even 3 legs of lamb won't justify the attack:) Bring your friends to make merry...Further,it's Labor Dae2!

It's alright -- at BUM2008 VVe are very patient, hence we await Mary kambing back wit' her li'l lamb to Warren Buffet's table:) Chomp, Chomp!
knot
Bang, Bang!~~ Desi

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Sad Pipe said...

Very sad Sad Pipe wants to attend, but circumstances unfortunately caused fortune to change.

Sad Pipe

desiderata said...

Sad Pipe:

No worries,there always next year's BUM2009!

I'm sure you can do wit' SECOND BEST -- wait for good coverage by fellow Blogger-attendees, as they did last year (REF: bum2007.wordpress.com).

Cheers, Desi and gangz at bum2008 Org Comm

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Sad Pipe said...

Marina Mahathir: "Politicians who turn bloggers will not be able to attract readers if they disallow negative comments on their postings, said Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir."

Source: Blogs that bar negative comments ‘will lose credibility’.

Sad isn't it. In anticipation of this comment being deleted, I will copy-paste this comment into Notepad file and later find a way to publish it on the web to escape your censorship.

Sad Pipe said...

desiderata, left out something pertinent which should be included:

"She said they would lose their credibility if they took off the negative comments.

“As long as you allow other views to come in, that will enhance the whole value of your blog,” she (Marina Mahathir) said.

Marina, a blogger and long-time columnist of The Star.

I would suppose credibility would not trouble you.

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desiderata said...

repeated response to take care of some typos:

sad pipe:

YOU still don't get it after so many explanations: this website is set up essentially to promote a special event called BUM2008 that took place on May 1. This is mainly to provide INFORMATION under various SUBHEADS to guide potential SIGN-UPS who pay good money RM50 for what was believed to be a worthwhile event.

If dimwits like you don't wish to take part, don't. Neither are you welcome to come in with "diversionary comments" -- THERE IS A TIME and PLACE FOR EVERYTHING.

It's NOT a forum for diversionary exchanges for nincompoops like you, who wasted hours of my precious time even while I tried to carry out functions as Chair of BUM2008 Org Comm on a voluntary basis with some 8 to 9 fellow Bloggers with a passion for this new medium called Blogging.

I pity the ilks of you who just want to rant, deviate and I-don't-know-what, STIR SHIT for others. Have I once insulted your mother unwittingly for you to keep on returning with "out-of-topic" comments, LIKE AT LEAST HALF a DOZEN ON "PROCESS MAP"? And to this day, I still don't see how they (process maps) are relevant to this Post!

I told you to come over to my own Personal Website and I'll engage you -- on ONE BLARDY CONDITION: STay within the topic. And if you have pride on ownership of your ideas and views, REVEAL YOUR ID. I seldom spend more than ONE or 2 paras responding to "Anon" comments unless they also LINK to a website I know.

This is absolutely MY LAST RESPONSE to "sad pipe", and any other Comments from you "sad pipe" earn an automatic "DELETE". I pity you, saddest case of someone I wish would just return to the orifice of origin where the sun don't shine.