Nisah Haron was one of the panelists at Saturday night's Writers and Blogs: The Current Trend forum at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka along with Pak Adib (The Reader), Saiee Driss, Puan Aizan (head of the PDM), Nisah, Jiwarasa, Shamsudin Othman, and Fauzi. She gives a very interesting account of the meeting here, and talks about how blogs can promote writing in Malaysia. I'm glad though that they had an opportunity to put across this very positive aspect of blogging.
The focus of course got shifted a little with new Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek who talked about the government's willingness to recognise the role played by the cyber community in shaping public opinion in the country. That's very welcome news, and if any bloggers seem cynical ... well, sorry, cynicism has to be a blogger's default mode.
I wish I could have attended the forum but I had a wedding dinner to go to (traditional Malay affair with Scottish bagpipers and the father of the groom's speech half in Japanese!). But how sad to miss meeting some blogfriends I have only met online.