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IWD: Tengku Adnan whacks women bloggers March 8, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in International, Malaysia, Note2Self, Race Relations, Southeast Asia, Women.
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This is not a joke.

Malaysian Minister for Tourism, Tengku Adnan was reported by Sin Chew (9 March 07, Early Evening edition pp 5) to have said the following

(non-authoritative translation from Chinese to English, please feel free to improve/correct this, Mr J and Mr Tuna.):-

    tengkuadnanblooper.jpg“Bloggers are liars. They use all sort of ways to cheat others. From what I know, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women.

    “Bloggers like to spread rumours, they don’t like national unity. Today our country has achievements because we are tolerant and compromising. Otherwise we will have civil war.

    “Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill Malays, Indians will kill everybody else.”

    He asked people not to believe bloggers and gamble away Malaysia’s future because 50 years of Merdeka (Independence) takes a lot to achieve it.

    “We have to show to the people our positive attitude. If the world learns from us, there will peace and no civil war.

He said this in reaction to an Indonesian blogger/tv journalist, Nila Tanzil, who didn’t have many nice things to write about Malaysian bureaucracy while she was here shooting a travel show. But at least she was polite about in her blog. Her colleague was more honest.

Mr Minister. Did you realise Thursday was a quasi-sacred day for feminists and women’s rights activists? A most inappropriate time to be going around calling women liars, anti-national unity etc. etc.

And to be going after Nila when her partner was killed in the Yogya Garuda tragedy only yesterday? Don’t you even have a heart? Weren’t you taught manners and etiquette in school or at home?

Oh. I forgot. Umno (cut to scene:- unsheathe keris, wave in the air).

The end.

Updated:
Bloggers who normally write in Chinese caught wind of this and are up-in-arms.

See Smoothriver, and JerryWho has also translated the news article in full here, but not including Tengku Adnan’s rant about Bumitera in the last few paras.)

Sin Chew Online (Chinese) version here.

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1. Shagadelica » Blog Archive » Lets play logical fallacy bingo - March 9, 2007

[...] 2: Take a statement, some thing like this “Bloggers are liars. They use all sort of ways to cheat others. From what I know, out of 10,000 [...]

2. The Expedited Writer - March 9, 2007

Hi there,

I just want to let you know that I am quoting this post’s content in my blog. I think it’s quite unprofessional of our own minister of tourism to say that – not to mention all of the things you’ve listed up there.

Anyway, great blog..and thanks for letting us know of this scumbag :)

The Expedited Writer

3. MarinaM - March 9, 2007

Hi Elly, I am going to put this on my blog too. Honestly, where does he get off with statements like this?

4. Chewxy - March 9, 2007

Pure pwnage… my friend. Pure pwnage.
:D

I wrote an article called I Blog, Therefore I Lie before… :D. It was to coincide with another minister calling bloggers liars.

Of course, this Tengku Adnan fella takes the cake and eats it too :D

5. Joash Chan - March 9, 2007

It’s funny, what he said, in a very sad way… I guess his next public statement would be something along the line of “I was misquoted” and “it wasn’t me, it’s my twin brother”…

6. J-Talk > 亂語胡言 » 三、八。山霸 - March 9, 2007

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7. Black - March 9, 2007

Tengku Adnan don’t talk like a stupid man. We all know that you are the real liar. We know that you are not even Tengku. Don’t think that we will forget.

One more thing, 50 years is enough for UMNO and BN to be in power. Soon, these women will send all of you to the garbage of history!!!

8. Klaw - March 9, 2007

Normally I would be quite articulate in what I say, but, what an asshole.

9. Gallivanter - March 9, 2007

If he said that, I think he needs to step down for being plain stupid…

10. moo_t - March 9, 2007

I am not gonna throw stone on this splat shit of gahmen politikus. It will make me stinks. BTW, Bolehland minister use mainstream media(MSM) as their liken and never feel wrong about it. And the MSM is not doing their job either. How sad.

11. alliedmartster - March 9, 2007

And I wonder if Mrs Adnan blogs,or his daughter (if he has one), what about if he has a tech savvy Mom?
How the hell can we have our ministers saying things like this?
And if he cared to even read blogs? Which I am sure he doesnt, reminds me very much of a particular officer in the judicial system, which does not even know about blogs! (which turns out to be a good thing, now that we know all bloggers are liars!) Bar Humburg!

Oooi, Adnan, go crawl back to where you came from!

12. Ling Ling Chatt - March 9, 2007

That Tengku fella needs Kickdefella at the ass…. he is born a**hole and his face shows just that!

Really pity that Tengku – believes he live a sick life.

The way I see it, and I think huge number of people in the country – Malaysia – also discount newspapers from the rack for reality news. All that being published are well scripted by the dumb Mangkoks managed by the 4th Floor Monkeys.

Orrr…miii…thorrrr…fhattt.

13. Kryptos - March 9, 2007

Tengku Adnan is not from any of the Malaysian royal families. I believe,his ancestry is from Aceh royalty and that is where the Tengku in his name came from.

14. flora - March 9, 2007

dear ms. elizabeth,

i am going to put this post in my blog to. tq. the comment made was totally inappropriate, rude and baseless!

15. 钪凯 - March 9, 2007

I have no idea why he want to said that…

16. Antworten zum Universum » It’s Not My Fault! Chinese Papers Are Liars! - March 9, 2007

[...] read this news from Elizabeth Wong’s blog, and I took some time sleeping (I’m a little sick), before ranting out on my blog on the same [...]

17. chewxy - March 9, 2007

Actually, I think his next action would be like what I posted in my blog :D

18. susan loone - March 9, 2007

hey eli, good job this translation. so sorry his mum had to carry him for 9 months…:-(

19. N|i|N - March 9, 2007

Greetings! Am linking and putting this on my blog too, if you don’t mind. What a birdbrain this guy…so immature and darn stupid!

20. Queen Tak Sesuai « - March 9, 2007
21. cayenne - March 9, 2007

After Zainuddin Maidin, this is the next most stupid cabinet minister around ….and also a recycled minister….

Do not expect very much from these people, unless you want to lick their *****.

hot as …….

22. Malaysia’s Tourism Minister is a “dimwit” « “may the truth save us all” - March 9, 2007

[...] Got this from Elizabeth Wong’s blog:  [...]

23. All bloggers are liars? | 4896 - March 10, 2007

[...] understand more about it, I direct you to Elizabeth Wong, Susan Loone, [...]

24. anthraxxxx - March 10, 2007

And this is coming from a person who doesn’t even know what a blogger/blog is.

25. politikus - March 10, 2007

gooo eli! :) the whistleblower says he’s got dirt on tengku adnan. i’m gonna dig for it!

26. zewt - March 10, 2007

wow… even MarinaM is here…. i guess a lot of women are going to talk about this…

never anger a woman… you will not hear the last of it…

27. Neo - March 10, 2007

We are all liars! OMG!

28. jefferi chang - March 10, 2007

so what all the brave women out there going to do about it?

basically nothing… and he escape without punishment.

29. elizabethwong - March 10, 2007

Thanks all for dropping in and linkages! I don’t have a monopoly on information, so please feel free to post, repost, rehash, rewrite etc. but the main thing is to have this information distributed as it isn’t (and most likely won’t be) carried by the mainstream media, save Sin Chew.

30. Suppoter - March 10, 2007
31. flixmill - March 10, 2007

VMY2007 is so far a failure. Adnan is preparing reasons to excuse his agency lackness. As a male and an UMNO member, I am very regret to have such statement from someone that so call a leader.

32. amaruhizat - March 10, 2007

Yeah…what they said.

33. zorro-unmasked - March 10, 2007

What do you expect from a guy who started life selling carpets. They sell, lay, and sweep everything under their wares…..nails, glue et al.Thats why I say PM has awakened but hasnt got out of bed….shoosing this wind-bag as Minister of Tourism….put him in charge of our toilets, I say.But, anywhere he goes, he will still have a shot at women. Some psychologists say that when you are pussy-whacked (henpecked) at home, you whack women outside the home. Kick the cat, or clout the children, when you dare not your wife.Amen.

34. narrowband - March 10, 2007

Bollocks.

Politicians in Malaysia today have all the reasons to dislike bloggers, or the internet, for that matter. Because they’re beginning to feel insecure with all the free-flow of unfiltered information.

But to make that 80% generalization is simply atrocious.

35. Malaysians Abroad Blog » Blog Archive » What is wrong with being a woman blogger? - March 10, 2007

[...] am quoting this from Elizabeth Wong @ WordPress , Jeremiah Foo and Susan Loone “Bloggers are liars. They use all sort of ways to cheat others. [...]

36. Kai Yan - March 10, 2007

Another statistics nonsense… We should have a joke book called : RUBBISH TALK

37. drowmage - March 10, 2007

Considering this posting was the first thing I saw when logging into WordPress.com, the comment looks more like a gimmick to attract attention to the Visit Malaysia 2007 campaign. After all, how better to put Malaysia on the map by making a remark that brings us back to the Dark Ages – that will anger women bloggers? After all, it takes a spark to set fire to a dry forest, and now that the flames have risen, people will be getting curious about this strange tiny country called Malaysia which sues bloggers and treats women like objects. I’m sure someone’s feeling proud just about now…..

38. MONTESSORIMUM.COM - March 10, 2007

[...] find the news in the English or Malay dailies, but a few blogger has blogged about it. SLoone, EW and [...]

39. Libra - March 10, 2007

I will not be surprised that he is a misogynist. It is very highly probable that his wife and perhaps daughters are liars. His words are just an expression of his experience in his home.
The only “truth speaker” speaker are the minister, umno leaders and the NST, Star and the Sun.

40. Rikey® - March 11, 2007

I added this Dimwit in my blog
including his photo and a funny poster….

http://bp3.blogger.com/_-5PHv3WsY4Y/RfLe8N_zt-I/AAAAAAAAAEA/hi_i4Lsec2g/s1600-h/Big-Fat-Liar.jpg

41. Unemployed + woman + blogger = liar « I am Rainbow - March 11, 2007

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42. Jennifer Tai - March 11, 2007

This is just outrageous. Where did he get his precious little factoid there? Linking this like nobody’s business.

43. The I’mPerfect Mom » Stay in your tempurung, katak! - March 11, 2007

[...] linked an outrageous outburst by the Tengku in Sin Chew (a Malaysian Chinese paper) as blogged by Elizabeth Wong, a prominent Malaysian activist, who did a quick translate on the piece: Bloggers are liars. They [...]

44. wegra - March 11, 2007

are you sure the journalist quoted correctly … my past experience proved that sometimes one thing was said during the press interview but something else can get published.


EW: I wish he was misquoted, I too read the piece more than 5 times, but highly unlikely. The first bit about women bloggers, he went on to state that he knew he might lose some women’s votes over his remarks, but he wasn’t going to apologise. (see Jeremiah Foo’s more complete translation). The second racist bits about us trying to kill each other, were said in three parts in progression.

45. malu - March 11, 2007

Ahya, we have to forgive him. Dia tak belajar banyak. Mana dia tahu banyak.
MEMALUKAN RAKYAT MALAYSIA DI LUAR NEGARA.

Rakyat Malaysia pun sama, pilih orang macam ini jadi wakil rakyat.

46. Tengku Adnan, please speak up.. « MindaCergas - March 11, 2007

[...] to some women bloggers here, here,here, you have called them liars and cheats and are anti [...]

47. Lisa - March 11, 2007

Women voters (who did not vote him) = bloggers = liars = disunity = racial killing ?

Where the heck did he get his facts from? Must be a very gullible man. On the wrong side, of course.

48. 10,000 lying bloggers … « “may the truth save us all” - March 11, 2007

[...] IWD: Tengku Adnan whacks women bloggers [...]

49. Baby Bok Choi :: Stand up for yourself, Malaysian Women Bloggers :: March :: 2007 - March 11, 2007

[...] read this at The i’mPerfect Mom and Elizabeth Wong. Comments [...]

50. ianmcheong - March 11, 2007

I really don’t know what to say. Tengku Adnan is making all of us Malaysians look very bad.

51. Ornery Joe - March 11, 2007

National affliction – foot in mouth disease; getting more prevalent than AIDS. Hope it backfires big time.
Nothing is opened more by mistake than the mouth.

52. Kisah BodohLand dan Bodoh ministers yang terlampau | The New Sanctuary - March 11, 2007

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53. Bloggers are liars…. Malaysian Tourism Minister off tangent | Kuala Lumpur is Home - March 11, 2007

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54. sowchun - March 11, 2007

Why isn’t he putting his effort and ensuring the success of VMY07 instead? I just returned from a holiday abroad and upon landing in KLIA from a connecting flight from Singapore’s Changi Airport, one can see the vast difference between both countries. Looks like Singapore is doing a better job in ensuring the tourists are arriving. Buck up, Mr Tourism Minister!!

55. ddddd - March 11, 2007

can sue onot

56. ddddd - March 11, 2007

i wonder does his daughters blog, if they do, they might contribute at least 0.01 percent ….maybe. then this would be the biggest joke, if it does happen. hhaha, anyone knows her daughter?

57. antirelon - March 11, 2007

This statement by the Tourism Minister will not go unnoticed by the world media.

58. promotingblogs.com - March 11, 2007

IWD: Tengku Adnan whacks women bloggers

This is not a joke. Malaysian Minister for Tourism, Tengku Adnan was reported by Sin Chew (9 March 07, Early Evening edition pp 5) to have said the following (non-authoritative translation from Chinese to English, please feel free to improve/correct th…

59. Uncle Tan - March 11, 2007

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Menteri Pelancongan
He’s one who can’t distinguish between the moon and the sun
Like a frog that’s permanently stuck inside the coconut shell
He thinks that he’s bigger than a cow when his stomach swells
O Pak Lah, pindahkanlah dia ke Kementerian Ketinggalan Zaman

60. Salute - March 11, 2007

This minister is idiot!

The problem is in the past the voters keep voting the BN. That is why they are so arrogance and all the pembodeh and uneducated can be a ministers.

Hope we Malaysian has wake up. In the coming General Election is our responsibility to throw all the half plus six BN and UMNO candidate out of Parliament.

61. kahpengBlog » Bloggers are liar ? WTF ? - March 12, 2007

[...] can you do this ? More about this issue: Boss Lepton,Jeff Ooi,Ahirudin Attan,Marina Mahathir,Elizabeth Wong,Nuraina A. Samad,Susan Loone (quoted from Ji [...]

62. clonic - March 12, 2007

He can’t possibly have said that verbatim. Nobody could have said that!!! I am gobsmacked.

63. Jeffrey - March 12, 2007

My favourite part of all this is when he starts predicting how racial warfare would turn out, and that the Indians will come out on top. That’s socio-political commentary for you.

64. blueheeler - March 12, 2007

With so many gaffes as M’sia’s tourism head thus far – my favorite is when he stereotyped Africans as ‘troublemakers’ after the M’sian police mistakenly harrassed two African-Americans – everyday the Tengku stays on is an insult to M’sians and also a confirmation of how much help the civil service needs…

65. the Razzler - March 12, 2007

I am really sad & disappointed that such rubbish could be even uttered by the Tourism Minister .. :( :(

66. Come to my house and let me INSULT you, please… « BothSidesOfTheJohorStraits - March 12, 2007

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67. ndmpoint - March 12, 2007

How can a Minister pass such a remarks. “Women bloggers are liars ” I’m flabbergasted ! He has ruined his image ! It’s nature of SOME jealous men to tarnish women ! This type of men thinks , only MEN have to be prosperous & WOMEN must always below them. That’s what all about. Come on WOMEN LET US BE STRONG ! It’s good to have facts that speaks ! It’s good Miss Wong, you brought it up with FACTS.

68. Menteri tidak empati wanita, mirip dinosaur! « elizabeth wong - March 12, 2007

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69. PM - March 12, 2007

oh boy.. he just pissed a whole lotta of women with his dimwit words.. this is what you get when you speak before you think !

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71. stand-up philosopher - March 12, 2007

I try my level best to view everything from a philosophical point of view. I’m careful when choosing my words when expressing myself. But this Tourism Minister fella has made be betray myself. So can someone please tell me from where this piece of g@*#*^$ came from? Even the New American Webster dictionary does not list the word S*#T but we have one running our Tourism Ministry. I shudder everytime I realise that half-baked, unqualified politicians are running our country.

72. ナキーブ - March 12, 2007

To say that bloggers are liars is NOT true. Bloggers see things through their own perspective. We are not like your ordinary, predictable and yet biased media which publish brainwash people ‘sesuka hati’ according to your own preferences. In addition to that, the statement is a sexist one to be honest.

73. brocolli - March 12, 2007

what he said was not just sexist, but bloody racist as well…although.. he was on to something with the whole pan-asian models thing..although i don’t agree with his approach…hmmm shame.

74. laundryamah - March 13, 2007

us bloggers liars? who are the bigger liars leh?? only heard about this last Friday thru a reporter..so upset..tsk tsk tsk…

75. “I don’t have anything to say right now” - Tengku Adnan « elizabeth wong - March 13, 2007

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76. E Contrario » Blog Archive » Unemployed women bloggers - March 13, 2007

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77. Durian Guy - March 13, 2007

This bugger is trying to instigate a civil war….probably want to outdo the other keris waving fella & to gartner more of supports of “its” kind. I’m a chinese….should i worry about the Malays & the Indians???

78. Are Bloggers Liars? « Penglipur Lara - March 13, 2007

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79. Shagadelica » Blog Archive » The Haze is back! - March 14, 2007

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80. Mentera — say anything often enough - Can anyone really be non-partisan? » Who to bantai — a guide - March 15, 2007

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81. Sue - March 16, 2007

I wouldn’t be surprised if this man subscribes to the notion that any publicity is good publicity and for all we know, he is relishing in the backlash he has created. Which is really pathetic when you think about it.

When he frothed at the mouth and called bloggers liars and said 8,000 out of 10,000 are women, did he even realise how idiotic he sounded??

Or maybe that is the impression he wanted to leave behind. If so, he has done a damn good job of it.

82. mrose - March 16, 2007

ha ha… another minister who is frozen in time still dreaming that ALL malaysian citizens are in the pre-war era.

83. Nila Tanzil says 'thank you to all bloggers' « “may the truth save us all” - March 17, 2007

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85. Commoner - March 17, 2007

It is politicians like this chap that bring shame to this wonderful country of ours, championing the erroneous notion that without BN running this country, it will degenerate into a warzone with different races killing each other. Yes, we shud vote zealots out of their office. It is BN politicians that love to play this dangerous racial card to prolong their political hegemony. I have lived in this country all my life, and hard as life is for so many ordinary Malaysians, they have more common sense in their head to practise hating other races. Malaysia, 50 years is enough for this sandiwara.

86. maxwell - March 18, 2007

i wonder why sometimes you people even bother….trying to tell the dominant political clique and its supporters the importance of progressive change and reforms is like trying to teach a donkey how to speak.

malaysia is already a doom country. nothing, no one, bloggers included can do anything to help this country from sinking….

for progressive reforms to take place, the whole cultural tradition and the mindset of its people has to be shakened up and overhauled ….

but this is not possible…

even the chief minister in the state where i come from knows this…he has send all his children at a very age to the united states for studies already…how come they dun have to undergo ns training?????

you can blog all you want ….vent all your frustrations here…..but it is not going to matter a bit.

whoever wins in the next election–let us say it is the opposition—the tools of oppression in this country —isa, emergency ordinance act, restricted residence act…..will always be in place…no one in power in this country would be so stupid to get rid of these legislations that can serve to strengthen their powers…..
these legislations are necessary to clamp down on unions, workers’ rights,….ensuring that workers’ wages stays the most minimum level…it is after all the big capitalists in this country–the ones with the money to move things around—that are the puppet masters of this country….

it is the relationship of this big and mighty capitalist class and the political clique of this country that needs to be examined carefully…
careful scrutiny will reveal that racial lingo….issues are thrown in at the appropriate moment to divert the atention of the people…

all these tactics–referred to as positive and negative integration–are not new…throughout history, they have been employed by political cliques of countries that refused to grow up, to accept modernisation…..to progress…they are employed to help the old ruling elite to maintain power…

forget malaysia…

87. The I’mPerfect Mom » Bloggers can’t be fired - March 18, 2007

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91. Malaysian embassies shame us abroad « elizabeth wong - March 20, 2007

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92. RANJIT SINGH - March 22, 2007

This Wak Denan is a holy cow…what else can I say…

93. VIRTUAL » Blog Internet Marketing Indonesia » Malaysia Dikeroyok Blogger, Pelajaran Penting CyberPR - March 22, 2007

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94. Tiger of Kota Masai - March 22, 2007

“Bloggers like to spread rumours, they don’t like national unity. Today our country has achievements because we are tolerant and compromising. Otherwise we will have civil war.

“Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill Malays, Indians will kill everybody else.”

then what happen?who kill Indinan.
the tigers of course!

95. Tee - March 23, 2007

i believe the Tourism Minister does really mean when he said that women bloggers are liar…It must be said out of anger …sometimes the reporters could be asking a very provocative statements…what do you guyz think?

96. Tee - March 23, 2007

..i believe the Tourism Minister does NOT really mean it…

97. Beck - March 28, 2007

Tourism Minster? Oh well….he knows, anything that bite him got to be a female!!!

98. Olly - April 2, 2007

Wow! This is getting really serious..I think it wouldn’t be wise for the minister to make such a statement. I hope there will be a solution for this matter…and a wiser version, of course.

99. The Sky’s No Limit » Blog Archive » Malaysia… Is it REALLY Trully Asia ? - April 2, 2007

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100. Kez - April 6, 2007

Dear Tourism Minister,

beware of the thousands of bloggers that you offended.
they might trun u into a female.

101. Jerry Ong - April 6, 2007

Can someone tell him i’m not “Women” and i’m happy with my current “Career” and i write a blog too……i setup blog for my business & my friends & family, if this arrogant guy need one, i dun mind to setup a blog just for him!

If you’re foreigner, when you visit Malaysia, think twice before u post your memory to your blog, you might fall under group as quote by our Tourism Minister “Blogger=Women+Without Job”

102. 10J - April 6, 2007

I see a lot of people dropping lines here like : “he’s stupid enough to insult female bloggers”, “sexitst”, “how could he?”, “arrogant”, “he doesn’t know what he’s talking about” “kill him” “skewer him” etc.

hm, for now I shall not dwell on whether he’s a sexist or not. This is because I feel that the most important issue here is the the Tengku’s apparent lack of media training. When you hold such a high up position in the government, the 1st lesson that you should realise is that the words that you use in your everyday speech is a very sensitive thing and should be used with care.

In comment 95 here, “Tee” commented that we should forgive the Tengku because he might have just said those words in anger and did not mean what he said. I beg to differ. As a politician, you are expected to keep your cool at all times.

If you can’t say anything that sounds nice, then don’t say anything at all.

Just look at politicians from Britain for example. Securing the release of 15 British sailors from Iran certainly wasn’t done through comments like, “OMG, how DARE you kidnap(think about why this word was never used instead of “detained” in the public statements) my countrymen! Release them, or I’ll jolly well nuke ya!”

That’s just not the way politicians talk. Even businessmen watch their language when dealing with customers. When you go into politics, be prepared to walk the walk and talk the talk of politicians. Macam ni barulah ada “class”..

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[...] film parts of the trip). Malaysia’s Tourism Minister wasn’t particular pleased and made disparaging remarks about bloggers in general and women bloggers specifically (saying they were liars). That made some bloggers angry (surprise, that) and he was forced to [...]

104. Malaysia Tries To Rein In Bloggers; Register Them « Peace and Freedom - April 8, 2007

[...] film parts of the trip). Malaysia’s Tourism Minister wasn’t particular pleased and made disparaging remarks about bloggers in general and women bloggers specifically (saying they were liars). That made some bloggers angry (surprise, that) and he was forced to [...]

105. Bloggers under threat » webgrrrl.net - April 17, 2007

[...] It’s not just happening in the West, and it’s not just harrasment by anonymous posters you know. (No) Thanks to one of the major newspapers in Malaysia, two prominent bloggers of this country celebrate the early months of 2007 (read here and here) with a libel lawsuit that started the whole bloggers-are-bad brouhaha and sorry politicians stating silly facts about bloggers that aren’t so factual (like “80% of unemployed Malaysia bloggers are women“). [...]

106. Tee - April 24, 2007

I think the matter has been blown out of proportion. He has made the public apology last few weeks… why are we so sensitive to the insensitive statement..let’s focus on our effort to make the visit malaysia year a success..anyway remember …it is Visit Malaysia Year 2007 NOT Visit Tourism Malaysia Year 2007…we are all responsible to make this event a success….what do guyz think?…I am proud to be Malaysian…Proud to celebrate our 50 years of nationhood…

107. Tee - April 24, 2007

10J …I agree with you 100%…but I believe he has learnt his lesson …and let’s focus on our effort as mentioned by me earlier…Proud to have another thinking Malaysian like you…

108. balibuddy - April 25, 2007

hi….
He has learnt his lesson meantime bali has better offer the that, http://www.bali-agung-tours.com , Bali Tours : SUPER SAVER . Satisfaction guarantee……

109. Foot in mouth : Dr. J at Bolehland - May 4, 2007

[...] , Mahendran Balakrishnan , a jobless woman blogger , with fellow bloggers from UMIB ( United Msian Indian Blogger) are launching our sincere [...]

110. Malaysia... Is it REALLY Trully Asia ? « the sky’s no limit - May 23, 2007

[...] Menteri Pariwisata itu dimuat di harian berbahasa Cina, Early Evening edition pp5, hasil reportase SinChew pada 9 Maret 2007. Bloggers are liars.They use all sort ways to cheat [...]

111. Malaysians Abroad » Blog Archive » Why the finger-pointing? - June 2, 2007

[...] are quoting this from Elizabeth Wong, Jeremiah Foo and Susan [...]

112. streetlights and raindrops » Blog Archive » Saving The Country's Pride, One Blog At A Time - June 7, 2007

[...] Tengku Adnan whacks women blogger” (elizabethwong.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/iwd-tengku-adnan-whacks-women-bloggers/) , “Tengku Adnan – “I love women” choke” [...]

113. ufin - June 7, 2007

Hello ladies,

It is time to see the true colors of some ‘male leaders’ in the country today. Some are brilliant and some are just trying their luck to act smart like Tengku Adnan, but what does he know…??

114. Saving The Country's Pride, One Blog At A Time : streetlights and raindrops - June 17, 2007

[...] Tengku Adnan whacks women blogger” (elizabethwong.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/iwd-tengku-adnan-whacks-women-bloggers/) , “Tengku Adnan – “I love women” choke” [...]

115. Tintin - June 21, 2007

Still the same old Eli…Newtown…Crystal Street…Balmain Market…and vegetable soup o\under the stars singing to Don’s American Pie with the Black Brothers by the Moonlit sky of Bondi…

EW: Hey, thou art smellie Gary (*blows kiss*)? :P

116. MageP’s Lab » Blog Archive » Tengku Adnan: Bloggers are liars! - June 30, 2007

[...] "Don’t you even have a heart? Weren’t you taught manners and etiquette in school or at home?," another blogger Elizabeth Wong asked. [...]

117. MageP’s Lab » Blog Archive » Active denial syndrome … from Tengku Adnan - June 30, 2007

[...] stir among the local blogosphere, especially women bloggers such as Marina Mahathir, Susan Loone, Elizabeth Wong, Nuraina A Samad, Kak Teh and etc. They came out in defense of women bloggers, expressing [...]

118. Saving The Country’s Pride, One Blog At A Time at Journal - July 13, 2007

[...] “IWD: Tengku Adnan whacks women blogger” , “Tengku Adnan – “I love women” choke” by Elizabeth Wong [...]

119. Saving The Country’s Pride, One Blog At A Time at Journal - July 15, 2007

[...] “IWD: Tengku Adnan whacks women blogger”, “Tengku Adnan – “I love women” choke” by Elizabeth Wong [...]

120. Malaysia… Is it REALLY Trully Asia ? « the sky’s no limit - August 22, 2007

[...] di harian berbahasa Cina, Early Evening edition pp5, reported by SinChew pada 9 Maret 2007. Bloggers are liars.They use all sort ways to cheat [...]

121. Minda Indra » Hari Blogger Nasional - October 28, 2007

[...] terlalu baik belakangan ini, dengan adanya blogger Malaysia yang dituntut di pengadilan, seorang menteri di Malaysia yang menuduh kebanyakan blogger wanita (termasuk blogger Indonesia, Nila Tanzil) sebagai pembohong, beberapa blogger Malaysia yang [...]

122. couyavatoc - November 2, 2007

Tengku Adnan, in plus, is not only a liar but also a real hijacker. He hijacks everythings, traditional songs from Indonesia, “batik”, “traditional bamboo music instruments or angklung from Indonesia, everythings, songs from Indian communities. He claims everythings to become a property and copyright of Malaysian people and creation. Perhaps, he will also claims all God’s creations to become Malaysian copyrights. So I recommend to this guy, stand up in front of a mirror and look at your bloody and bad face, shame on it! you can look a very disgusted face in the mirror

123. monsterball - November 6, 2007

This is great stuff….and look at the amount of brave comments.
Who cares about his title. With royal blood or not…it is that man Tengku Adnan that we want him to hear us loud and clear.
What can one more commentator like me to add and say….except….he can go to hell with his sickening heartless and idiotic comments.

124. Malaysia Uses Fauxtography From Sockpuppet Fake Blog in ICJ Pulau Batu Putih Case « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - November 23, 2007

[...] – which as has in the past repeatedly dismissed bloggers as karaoke singers, goblok, monkeys, lying females and unemployed good-for-nothings – used an image from a blog as evidence in the ICJ [...]

125. He Can Do But I Cannot Do… How Come One??? « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - November 27, 2007

[...] come when we write blogs about real things we are called lying females, unemployed good-for-nothings, karaoke singers, goblok, and monkeys, but gahmen bigshots can [...]

126. singapor3 - December 16, 2007

Well, this is Truly Malaysia for sure.

127. Police Warn Against Race Baiting in 2008 General Election (Like That’s Gonna Stop UMNO) « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - February 6, 2008

[...] Tengku Adnan (Tourism Minister under Barisan Nasional, Setiausaha Kerja of [...]

128. JafSoilla - February 24, 2008

A compulsively braided black silicone and readjusting virginal outlook studs spoiled her ensemble.

129. Scott Does Not Blog ala Malaysian Culture « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - February 25, 2008

[...] politicians fear the new people’s power that is Alternative Mediam, after calling bloggers lying females, unemployed good-for-nothings, karaoke singers, goblok, and [...]

130. iamtengkuadnanpleasefuckme - February 27, 2008

just send Tongku Adnaan back to indon. This martha fokker is telling us to tolerate all his sh!t so to avoid civil war???? F*ck him! a civil war will happen when he makes such a statement while supporting a fact of a discriminating corrupt system. this was never about race. it’s only about corrupted rich f*ckers discriminating the ppl.

131. Badawi: Mind Your Words « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT - March 6, 2008

[...] must mean T H E S [...]

132. About turn-on Blogging in Malaysis « Der Strasse - April 16, 2008

[...] Exhibit A: ”Bloggers are liars. They use all sort of ways to cheat others. From what I know, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women. Bloggers like to spread rumours, they don’t like national unity. Today our country has achievements because we are tolerant and compromising. Otherwise we will have civil war. Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill Malays, Indians will kill everybody else,” then Tourism Minister Tengku Adnan Mansor in reaction to an Indonesian blogger/tv journalist Nila Tanzil as reported by Sin Chew. [...]

133. ==tulip speaks== » Blog Archive » I was away - September 17, 2008

[...] may wanna read more about it HERE. Of course after few days, he retracted his words and said he was aiming it to ONE particular [...]

134. Midniteblues - February 16, 2009

“Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill Malays, Indians will kill everybody else.” This is the LIE. A lie that the last dictators used to scare the rakyat. The LIE that was used to force the rakyat to vote for them in fear of another May 13. The PR today is multiracial, therefore we will not have “Malays will kill Chinese, Chinese will kill Malays, Indians will kill everybody else.” Its a LIE. If any one thinks otherwise, please feel free to enlighten me.

135. Deception - February 17, 2009

argh,,,, i’m not surprise at all, or shall we say we were not surprise at these “classic” quotes coming out from UMNO….

bcos most of them talk through their asses… not through their mouth.

136. hani - February 17, 2009

excuse me? who is that person trying to put UMNO in tong sampah?

hmmm think before u say anything….

thank you

137. ibhey - February 17, 2009

waduh, gimana sih pakcik tengku, calm down..information technology is growing..so u harus fleksibel dong, terserah orang mau ghibah dimana, kalo ada evidence kan oke aj..

138. Daniel - February 18, 2009

I think putting all these ‘powerful’ comments there are like ‘lighting fire to a crowded public bus stop with a remote control car’. Commenters & bloggers are COWARDS! Always put slenderous comments using nick names…grow up, if u think u are strong in ur stand, then stand up with ur identity & pride. I think some bloggers are liars. Its an open whiteboard without restriction, so bloggers never double check on facts before posting.

139. midniteblues - February 18, 2009

Your a Joke Daniel……..remove the ISA and then you will see how many people will stand up with their own identites. NOW tell me who are the cowards?

140. Supporter - February 18, 2009

Dear YB Wong,

we all need you, this matter happened does not affect our support and image towards you ,infact it make my support stronger for you , be stronge and courage and contiune your work, do not give up. There are many people are with you.

141. wong - February 19, 2009

YB Wong,
I am Wong from Ipoh….
We here in Ipoh support you…pls dont resign…

142. observer NWO - February 19, 2009

Elizabeth Wong just got ‘rape’ repeatly by the BN backed media when they threaten to publish her nude pics…in public. How can malaysians known for their sensibility just kept silence….good grief. records of inconsistancy in msia is so awful with conspiracies that left a big gaping hole for any interpretation and no sense of accountability frm so called government officials. In the international standard this is unacceptable and any investors will be so scare to come to your country becos they risk being kidnapped, killed, threaten, abuse, infringement, violations, played out etc. Msia use to be a better advance country with fantastic leaders. Today sad to say it almost bankrupt. Your state gov just being coup de’tat like a wild wild west without civic conscious and rule of law…. as if one can just switch shopping malls at the preference without following the rule of law in yoru constitution. what kind of country is this ?…beginning to look like colombia and zimbabwe…….shame of you malaysian for tolerating such an injustice. p/z ignore tengkuadnan comment, forgive him,he is known to make nonsensical comments together with a few others who think they are the illuminati of msia ie. only they r the clever one the rest of msian are stupid and can be deceived and manipulated without them knowing.

143. twilight - February 22, 2009

another person who uses his ass to think besides Khir Toyo….How many more of these people are gonna be leaders? Doomsday ahead…no wonder so many migrating…


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