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Of bloggers and money: Mr Carpetbeggar is wrong

Thu 2011-Apr-7 @ +08 23:17:36 pm

Most bloggers are very entrepreneurial. For the right price they will write anything
Deepak Jaikishan
in reference to Raja Petra Kamrudin,
quoted by MalaysiaKini

a response by blogger The Owl

We would like to inform Mr Deepak that he is mistaken. And that he is in no position to complain of being defamed, if he is intent on spreading such a vile calumny. Most bloggers, in fact, do not make any money from writing. They write because they feel strongly about certain issues, be it political or otherwise. Most bloggers are not oily businessmen with debts in the hundreds of millions, so there is no reason for them to be involved in unethical, or corrupt, practices, like writing falsehoods for money.

That of course, does not include, the many new BN-sponsored blogsites, who give themselves away very quickly, by writing untruths, by always praising the BN, or by constantly and unfairly attacking the opposition.

We must also point out to him, that people who write anything for the right price are not ‘entrepreneurial’. As far as we are concerned, they are corrupt. The word entrepreneurial is best applied to businessmen like Mr. Deepak himself who, we are sure, is ‘entrepreneurial’. He is certainly fortunate that there are banks that are willing to loan hundreds of millions to carpet-sellers. As he is fortunate, to be given, contracts to supply carpets for public works, paid for by the taxpayer. We hope he charged the market rate for his carpets, and not some exorbitant price.

If Ms. Rosmah is like an older sister to him, as he claims, and he was awarded contracts related to the renovations of her husband’s official residence, it raises many ugly questions. For we can hardly have public officials awarding contracts to their own relatives, or to those who are ‘like relatives’. We hope, of course, that he is only an empty boaster, that he has no such relationship with Ms. Rosmah, and that due process was followed in the award.
» READ MORE at The Owl: Carpetbaggers And Now, A Carpetbeggar

Annotations above to the blog post by The Owl are mine.
One Comment
  1. Fri 2011-Apr-8 @ +08 13:29:47 pm 13:29

    Some pimps masquerading as carpet merchants are also very entrepreneurial. At times they also double as gigolos.

    There is equal opportunity in Borehland. We can’t complain, can we?

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