Saturday, March 08, 2008

Blogger enters Malaysian parliament


Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/9914840/

Jeff Ooi, Malayasia's most famous political blogger was voted into parliament in the recently concluded Malaysian general elections.

Standing under the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP), Jeff Ooi won the Jelutong parliamentary seat with a 16,246 majority beating two other candidates.

One of the indications of the growing political clout of bloggers. I may be mistaken but I think he's the first blogger to get elected to a parliament in any country.

2 comments:

your online guide said...

Wow.. a blogger? That's great... I do respect bloggers a lot because they give their honest opinions about anything. I get interested with your story.. and I am just thinking how many bloggers more will ever be elected in the future.

neomesuff said...

power to the blogger;-)

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