Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib is the latest blogger in town. He has said the New Media would serve him better, adding that "unlike the press, the blog will be a two-way traffic, so my medium is better than yours."
It's good to know that the veteran politician is enthusiastic with his new found communications medium. (The Star, April 22)
Like many Barisan Nasional politicians who have turned bloggers and befriending bloggers, they should not forget that they need to fix the real problem - free the media.
There's is no point in talking about blogging if there is still not enough respect for press freedom. Lip service by politicians is pointless if there are so many laws that shackled the press and bloggers are threatened.
A credible and free press is good for the government, not a threat. As we usher World Press Freedom day in a few weeks, let's push for more freedom of expression.