Tok Gajah Cyber Quartet?
The Pahang government wants to appoint pensioners to master its blogs? Shall we call them the Tok Gajah Cyber Dozen? Well, that’s what the Chairman of the state ICT and Information Committee chairman said. Dato Sharkar Shamsuddin is the chairman.
The person who should spearhead this blog should be Dato Sharkar himself. Since he is an EXCO, and is privy to all government decisions, he is the best person to operate its blog. Its even better, if all the EXCOs have one person blogging in their offices to counter all the wild allegations against the Pahang government. Have a special assistant who can blog about issues and your activities. But then, if you have encountered many of these p.a.’s who have to write one letter three times, then maybe Sharkar’s apprehension about using the current assistants to blog, hmmm..seems justified.
On the other hand, appointing retirees who are already set in their ways can be self defeating. Why doesn’t the Pahang government hire the legions of ICT graduates whose minds are possibly more nimble and responsive? The EXCOs tell them what to write- they will do the required research and perhaps create real appealing blogsites.
By the way, I have not seen any blog operated by Dato Sharkar. There are probably two serving ADUNs operating blogs. The rest don’t know what’s going on in blogsphere. The MB’s polsec has been a blogger sometime back, with biting and critical takes on many issues. Sadly, his pioneering endeavours were not emulated by many ADUN’s who probably never realise, sometimes it is they who are being criticised.
Or Perhaps, the Pahang MB will be better off asking DSN to coordinate the Pahang cyber troopers. You want to combat lies and misinformation? You need a cyber fighter like the polsec who is always in a take no prisoners mode. It’s a real jungle out there, Dato Sharkar!