Today is Nomination Day in Malaysia's General Election 2008 and for the first time, I see a blogger standing for election. That's history in the making! What's more, it's in Penang. That makes it doubly exciting...
For the first time, we're seeing a political blogger putting his money where his mouth is. Now, it's not going to be just talking for him, but time for him to walk his talk. It's also time for him to demonstrate on bloggers' behalf that we ARE responsible citizens, not to be runned down by incumbent politicians who don't know a bit from a byte. We can be equally vocal when we see the wrongs in society.
Who is the person I'm referring to?
Why, Jeff Ooi, of course! The man whose blog is one of the most widely read in Malaysia. Jeff is standing as a candidate for the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the parliamentary constituency of Jelutong in Penang.
Before I end, let me just say two things:
1) It doesn't matter a bit what your political preference or affiliation may be but if you believe that this man can sincerely help Malaysia by opening his mouth in Parliament and voice the issues and concerns of the people, you should know what to do with your precious vote.
2) Campaigning can be pretty expensive. If you share the same believe that Jeff Ooi can make a difference to this country but you are unable to lend a physical hand to help his campaign, you may want to consider contributing to his campaign fund. How? Just click on this graphic here for more information about his campaign.