Take 1: Mack at BrandMalaysia.com reports "Why authoritarian governments fear blogging", quoting that "Blogging is a very, very important tool in terms of freedom of expression". (Julien Pain, Reporters Sans Frontieres) Desiderata: Malaysians have taken to Blogging like ducks to water, I wonder if our leaders fear?
Take 2: The asiabusinessconsulting.blogspot.com reports that while the rest of the world sends their messages of condolences to mark the death of Pope John Paul II, China has barred its citizens from posting any messagess of prayers or blessings on the Pontiff's death on the web portals country-wide. Desiderata: China might have opened its doors to international trade and money flows, but when it comes to free flow and exchange of ideas, its leaders have eyes but do not see. Its 1.3billion common people are wiser.