Now that’s an interesting bit of trivia!
It’s certainly not a factoid that every Tom, Dick or Harry would be aware of, i.e. that it is against the law to use Komtar for non-governmental purposes (presuming the statement to be true; I confess I don’t know for sure myself).
Ha ha ha. By displaying this arcane knowledge, the trooper sent by the 28th floor to troll Annie is giving him/herself away.
Second piece of trivia: In the same comment he/she also informed Annie that “UMNO allow Gerakan under Lim Chong Yew to engaged his relative in Sinkapore as an architect to design Komtar building”.
Okay, the spelling of the late chief minister Lim Chong Eu’s name is a bit off but still the bit of info about the architect being Chong Eu’s “relative in Singapore” is once again factually correct. Another display of arcane knowledge.
For the record, the architect is Lim Chong Keat, a younger brother of Chong Eu and listed in the Who’s Who of Singapore encyclopedia.
How many people who ordinarily trawl the Net – no offence to Annie but her blog is only two weeks old, so under normal circumstances it wouldn’t be paid such close attention by a chance surfer – do you think can name the architect of Komtar?
Felicitations to Dear Kim, the beloved Chief Minister
Annie has concluded that her recent online visitor is a member of the Komtar Gang, which I concur.
“I’m not trying to flatter myself, but I believe I’m now under the Komtar’s radar.”
Yup, you are. Congrats on the meteoric rise.
Komtar modus operandi
Annie is sharp to have noticed that the six reader comments landing in her mailbox were timed 16:35, 16:38, 16:43, 16:46, 16:58 and 17:02, that is, each coming at roughly 5 minute intervals.
This pattern is something that any blogger who’s had some experience moderating, or any alert and seasoned blog reader would be able to spot. But good on Annie for pointing it out in print to the general readership as well as clarifying that the half dozen comments “were most likely by the same person”.
Be that as it may, Annie has pointed out some areas where the BN operatives should take note:
- She applauds these Komtar cybertroopers because “They are indeed very efficient”.
And it’s true. Umno guys please internalize: The Komtar cybertroopers are very efficient.
- Annie highlights, “Notice how they immediately latched on a target once they identified a potential threat.”
Again true. Annie is a blogger whose real estate is only a fortnight old in blogosphere. Yet see how the Komtar cybertroopers have already staked out her blog as a potential threat. Repeat: They are very efficient.
- Annie suggests that “The BN cyberwar machinery, could never match that. Well, not with the present way of how they are doing things.”
And her third strike hits another home truth. That’s why the MCA is destined for Dinoland. The MCA brontosaurus is up against the most ruthless and vicious predators, even in the form of this “low level operative” assigned to suss out a new lady blogger.
Let’s just take one example of how they typically operate. Reproduced below is the trooper comment:
“So another guess work by Annie about those men in black in Komtar. Why not Annie go and prove it. Easy, in Komtar just follow anyone in black. Ask the jaga how many men in black. Of course, who will tell the truth especially UMNO is so rich to dish out $$$ and MCA can give free dinner. So giving $$$ by UMNO and MCA to bloggers is kacang putih.”
So quick the Komtar smear campaign
As per the standard operating procedure, the trooper has cast the sickening insinuation that Annie (or for that matter any blogger not pro-Pakatan) is being given “$$$ by UMNO” because the party is filthy rich and throwing cash around like kacang putih. And also slinging mud so that any potential reader passing by may suspect that Annie must be an Umno hack.
It’s a preemptive strike by the Komtar cybertrooper that lends credence to Annie’s observation on how “They are so effective that no one who is considered credible can say a single bad thing about Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng without getting lynched by them in the cyberspace.”
The thing about Dapsters
Getting drunk on holy water makes their entire troglodyte tribe quite incapable of realising that they’re asking for it with dishing out the insults non-stop. See reader comment (screenshot below) from Raja Petra’s column:
Annie’s entry into blogosphere comes at a fortuitous time as the BN side is gearing up for Gempak – Gerakan Menolak Pembohongan Pembangkang – and therefore she will not be at the mercy of the wolves, unlike the isolated Facebook Detergent Girl who was attacked by a swarm of Dapsters.
Khairy Jamaluddin said yesterday at the Gempak campaign launch:
“Pembangkang sudah ada sejarah dalam melaksanakan KEMPEN FITNAH, kami amat risau menjelang PRU-13 ini, lebih banyak kempen yang cuba membangkitkan kebencian rakyat, tuduhan tidak berasas tanpa bukti sahih dilakukan pembangkang terhadap BN.”
Not only fitnah by the opposition against BN but against any individual who does not prostrate himself at the Tokong’s feet. And Annie, as she puts it herself, is ‘In the Komtar’s crosshair‘.
I hope I’m not jinxing Annie by saying that she’s got more balls than the MCA men (whom Darlyn Azlinda thinks are scaredy cats and I wholeheartedly agree).