It's better late than never. While DAP leaders like Lim Kit Siang started blogging before the general election, Barisan Nasional leaders have now began to embrace the New Media. A top Barisan leader is expected to join in soon. He will probably be the first Barisan component head to do so.
Umno Youth secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan, meanwhile, said candidates wanting to contest for any posts in the movement would have to set up their own websites or blogs. The New Straits Times reported April 11 that those who want to slug it out in the party polls needed to go online. Umno Youth chief aspirant Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has already started his Bahasa Malaysia blog.
But let's hope that these new bloggers will actually write their own postings and not use their machais to do their work!