Some bloggers just love to sink their claws into her ;-).
First there was the Allblogs affair last year, when a supposedly apolitical blogger association, set up to help bloggers, visited Malaysia’s most controversial opposition personality on its first semi-official foray.
Indeed, if the new association known as Allblogs (Alliance of Bloggers) had to visit a politician for the benefit of Malaysia’s growing bloggers community, surely it should have been the Min of Comm or Min of Info, regardless of the character of the persons behind those ministerial posts.
So … why Anwar Ibrahim? How could he have benefitted the blogging community?
Till today we have no answer to that inexplicable politically inclined visit.
Some bloggers who had supported two prominent bloggers, leaders of Allblogs, in their hours of besieged needs, were disappointed in what they saw as a ‘betrayal’ of what Allblogs had been set up for. In other words, why turned Allblogs into what was then seen as a political organization, visiting an opposition leader, one who was (still is), as mentioned, the most controversial political personality in Malaysia?
Those of us who saw through the incongruity, inexplicability and inexcusability of that visit decided not to be part of that organisation (which had actually grown from a blogger movement supporting the two besieged prominent bloggers).
Susan Loone was one of those who rejected Allblogs. I was one of the other, and there were others. Susan and I then decided to form an alternative, PABS (I’ll come to this in a while).
Mein Gott, as the Germans would exclaim, the moment we announced PABS, Susan was attacked by the usual suspects for daring to not conform!
(1) Embracing bloggers - Disgracing bloggers
(2) Quo Vadis All-Blogs?
Then when she blogged on one of her passions, Shariibuu Altantuyaa, I was informed by not one but several blogger friends that Susan was ‘paid by someone’ to blog on that topic. Eventually I managed to trace the source of that uninformed bad-mouthing to a prominent blogger.
It was a disgraceful lie about Susan.
What is it about her that set the sharks of the Malaysian blogosphere circling around in anticipation of ripping into her? Why are they so scared, so envious of her?
Now, her blog on the EC stats regarding Mukhriz Mahathir’s win in Jerlun (also published in Malaysiakini) has evolved into an imbroglio because … of eager waiting sharks who didn’t & couldn’t be bothered to read carefully, but instead accused her of badmouthing Mukhriz, and then demanding that she apologised.
Apologize for not doing anything wrong?
The sad outcome of this unscrupulous attempt to embroil her with the Mahathir family, especially with Susan's friend and sister-in-arms Marina, has been the unnecessary hurt to Marina and Mukhriz’s family.
I bet those wonders were not doing it for the honour of Mukhriz Mahathir but rather for their own misguided sense of self-delusional honour or even delight.
One has even accused her of:
(a) dramatising the Altantunya case with all sorts of wild unsubstantiated accusation but ceasing when court proceeding began. The accusation went on to allude that she couldn't do her spin when fact were presented.
Hmmm, ever heard of sub judice? And please read my post Shariibuu-Altantuyaa, Susan Loone, Scumbags, Sisyphus and Sex.
(b) wanting to stand as a Parti Keadilan Nasional candidate but was not put forward.
Please see Seruan Keadilan Online - Wednesday, March 24, 2004 where she was nominated by the party as the candidate for the parliamentary seat of Sri Delima.
She didn’t stand for it because there were problems over the seat with DAP, when she was then asked to transfer to Bayan Baru. She rejected that on principle and opted out – not hard up lah! I would encourage the blogger to check with Dr Syed Husin rather than some lowly member on the veracity of what I have just stated.
(c) pushing her political agenda on Allblog. Hahahahaha I have just written above as to who was the one actually pushing the political agenda, much to Susan’s (and our) disgust. Now, I ask again, why would Allblogs visit Anwar Ibrahim if it was supposed to be apolitical?
And what about PABS? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah – go ask my bro Zainol of mahaguru58 – he’ll tell you, ke ke ke! Susan, Zainol, a few others and I were tickled pink at the consternation out there when Susan and I started PABS - aiyoh lah, those jokers masturbating themselves in self-abusive delight through their attacking a la lemak of Susan, and to a lesser extent, myself! What a bunch of hopeless under-confident bloggers, so scared of competition!
Now, those who have demanded of Susan an unnecessary apology should be men enough (note plural!) to offer their apologies to her for their wrongful accusations, and to Marina Mahathir for causing her unnecessary hurt.
Er … no need to apologize to me ler. I am quite forgiving ;-).
Oh, BTW, one joker ;-) left a note in my post The enemy within for Mukhriz Mahathir, saying:
“I think you are in love with susan loone but she spurned you. I checked the internet and it seems you are the only one who cares to write so much about susan loone. trying to get her attention izzit? try a different approach lah. definitely, you can't attract her with your stupidity.”
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha – is that best you can do?
I suppose there is no point in explaining to you such issues as objectivity, facts through careful reading, an open mind, friendship, and loyalty, because you would degenerate this entire spectrum of qualities into baser motives ;-)
Now, run along and apologize to Susan Loone and Marina Mahathir, two great sweeties who have my respect and friendship.