Former NSTP group editor A. Kadir Jasin has been rather critical of Najib Razak and his PMO outfit of late.
Due to Kadir’s negative views getting serious attention especially in the new media, it has almost impossible to access his blog (join the dots — cause and effect).
The criticisms of Putrajaya – the PM’s wing specifically – is all the more potent coming from an establishment figure like Kadir. He describes his blog predicament (Kadir’s own words, below):
“By the way, Dr Mahathir had done his duty. He had passed on to me the message from a certain very important big man water land (Johan Jaaffar’s version of “orang besar tanah air”) concerning this blog witnessed by four Muslim men of sound mind and good character. Thank you, Tun.
“But as a former editor noted not too long ago, the PMO has nothing to worry about this blog as it has more than enough journalists and communications experts in its employ to tear our blog to shreds if they want or dare to.”
The paragraphs above are taken from Kadir’s blog posting today titled ‘Shout and hopefully we are heard‘.
Kadir’s cryptic comment – “the PMO … has more than enough … communications experts in its employ to tear our blog to shreds if they want or dare to” – sounds defiant.
It is really NOT NICE of the PMO “communications experts” (or PMO hackers or PMO black ops team) to make Datuk Kadir feel that his blog may possibly be torn to shreds (or have its access disrupted or suffer any other kind of attacks).
Another blog, apart from Kadir’s, which I have had difficulty accessing is Syed Akbar Ali’s. Now if Kadir has been critical of the PM, then OutSyed The Box is even more so.
In fact, it is not only Kadir’s and SAA’s blogs which have been inaccessible of late. Several other blogs have been experiencing connectivity problems too this recent couple of weeks or so.
It’s just a mere coincidence that all of them happen to be pro-establishment blogs that have been critical of the PM’s consultants and advisors.