Rocky’s Bru is exactly one year today!

Happy Birthday Rocky’s Bru.

Today is Ahirudin “Rocky” Attan’s infamous blog, first year’s anniversary. For a blog which is less than a year old, I think it made the most impact in the Malaysian history. The blogger was sued by NST and four others last January.

As an outcome of this, a solidarity of Malaysian bloggers was formed and today, they are making a pro-active effort to solidify this support and spirit of comradeship into a non partisan and impartial organisation known as National Alliance of Bloggers or All-Blogs, for short.

A toast, for Rocky and Rocky’s Bru! Next year, with the grace of God, we shall toast for All-Blogs.

Published in: on May 21, 2007 at 01:00  Comments (6)  

Corruption from the view of an ex-judge

This is an interesting development. A learned man of letters of the law is giving his perspective of corrupt practices in Malaysia, which include incompetency and non performance. Bernama,, reported this:

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 (Bernama) — Want to know what constitutes corruption and issues surrounding it?. Attend a public lecture on corruption by a former judge at the Law Faculty of Universiti Malaya on Tuesday.

Various aspects of corruption and their ill-effects would be explained at the lecture entitled “Addressing Corruption in Malaysia” by Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid, a former High Court judge and ex-director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

“Corruption does not only involve money but also abuse of power and practising nepotism. In Malaysia, people always think corruption is only about money but they do not realise not doing a proper job as a staff is also corruption,” he told Bernama.

Ahmad Idid said temptation of money and how civil servants and private sector employees could avoid corrupt practices would also be explained at the lecture.

He said low wages that did not commensurate with the high cost of living could lead civil servants and workers to resort to corruption

“Hence, the Government must ensure civil servants’ salary is realistic and matched the cost of living,” he said.

Ahmad Idid said he would also talk about how corruption could create an economic crisis in a country if it was left unchecked.

The lecture, jointly hosted by the International Institute of Public Policy and Management and Universiti Malaya, is free.


Published in: on May 21, 2007 at 00:13  Comments (1)