Monday, April 03, 2006


Hari ini, buat pertama kali dalam sejarah dunia, tiga buah blook diisytiharkan pemenang anugerah Lulu Blooker Prize.

Tiga pemenang untuk tiga kategori buku: bukan fiksyen dimenangi oleh Julie & Julia, kreatif Four and twenty blackbirds dan komik Totally boned.

Untuk mengetahui erti 'blook', sila baca catatan awal saya 'Dua lagi blook Melayu diterbitkan' (mStar Online, 31 Mac 2006).

Sementara hari ini, isu VCD yang diterbitkan dan diedarkan oleh jaringan gerakan 'pengganas' al-Qaeda, 'VCD terbitan al-Qaeda dijual terbuka' (mStar Online, 3 April 2006).

Edisi bahasa Inggeris boleh dicapai di sini, Osama VCD urging use of force on sale (The Star, p. 6)

Maaf, sambungan internet tidak selalu dapat dicapai akhir-akhir ini


Anonymous said...

Mon Apr 3, 7:39 AM ET

Singapore warns bloggers against political postings

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Political debate on the Internet could fuel "dangerous discourse" in Singapore, the government said on Monday, warning people who post political commentary on Web sites could face prosecution.

Speaking in parliament, senior minister of state Balaji Sadasivan, said anyone using the Internet to "persistently propagate, promote or circulate political issues" about Singapore during election periods was breaking the law.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, whose People's Action Party has dominated politics in the city-state since independence in 1965, is widely expected to call early elections in the coming months.

"In a free-for-all Internet environment, where there are no rules, political debate could easily degenerate into an unhealthy, unreliable and dangerous discourse, flush with rumors and distortions to mislead and confuse the public," Sadasivan said.

The tiny island-republic's laws require political parties and individuals to register if they want to post political content on the Internet.

Print media in Singapore are tightly controlled, but the Internet is rife with Web sites that discuss Singapore politics, from the critical newsgroup sg_review ( to the comical and blogs such as singabloodypore ( and

It is not clear whether any of these sites have registered with the government.

While Sadasivan said the government's approach was to take "a light touch" in regulating the Internet, political activists have complained that the rules are too broadly defined, preventing an open debate. He said a change of the law was ruled out.

The rules also apply to "podcasting," an increasingly popular medium through which audio files are made available for download on the Internet, allowing Web surfers to listen to them at their convenience.

Last year, opposition politician Chee Soon Juan launched a podcast on the Singapore Democratic Party's Web site in an attempt to reach a wider audience and bypass the pro-government media.

Romantis Selatan said...

Kalau begitu setiap blog harus memiliki hakcipta... kan begitu?

Anonymous said...

Memang, semua blog ada hak ciptanya sendiri! Sekeping tisu tandas (kertas, maksud saya) yang tercatat sebuah pantun (asli) atau secoret lakaran (sketch) secara automatis mempunyai "hak cipta".

Hak cipta tidak perlu didaftarkan dan tidak semestinya diterbitkan.

Apatah lagi sebuah blog yang memang tujuannya untuk terbitan. Blog = terbitan dalam talian (online publishing)