Thursday, January 18, 2007

Bloggers sued in Malaysia

Unchartered waters. None of us have passed this way before, so I shall have to tread carefully. I'll need you to tread carefully, too, when you leave your comments.
I have been served the papers. They dropped them on Tuesday evening, around 9.30 pm, at the National Press Club. They are applying for an injunction against Rocky's Bru, this blog. They are suing me for libel.
[They have also served Jeff Ooi of Screenshots the papers].

In the case against me, "they" are:

1. The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (No. Syarikat 4485-H)
2. Kalimullah Bin Masheerul Hassan
3. Hishamuddin Bin Aun
4. Syed Faisal Albar Bin Syed A.R. Albar
5. Brenden John a/l John Pereira

The plaintiffs have cited 48 postings (under Schedule 1, the List of Defamatory Articles complained of in the Statement of Claims filed in this action).
I am now looking for a lawyer to represent me.
The application for injunction comes up on Jan 25 at the High Court.
Thank you for the support. God bless.

244 Comments:

pasquale said...

Rocky what can we say!

Nobody thought Umno could be declared illegal and it was, and I thought the law is very specific for the cyberworld and it is not now, may be Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will come out to give a Press conference also on whether Malaysia has succumbed to Stalinism where thought police rule. Yes ! You and all of us now have to tread carefully, we all should do now. But we must not be cower into submission it is just not right! BTW someone should check with the archive of the NRIC, or penyimpan copy surat beranak, whether Kalimullah is originally an A/L or is infact a Bin. There is a reason for such a system to be created!

11:22 AM  
isa said...

Rocky,

counter-sue!!!!
It is all there. Take a lawyer in Zahid of Kota Bharu. Call him if you do not have the number call Ibrahim Ali or Dato Kok Lanas. he will do it with a condition you can fulfill easily.

Counter sue. But make it really hurt them. You will win. Ameeen.

Peace, bro

11:23 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Bro Rocky

Dah lama dah, duk ikut blog you and I think God will always be with you. I am sure, semua yang ikut blog you ni tak akan hampakan you just like that, as for me, bersedekah for the lawyer fee tak la sangat jadi masalah and I think so do the rest of those yang selalu ikut blog ni. I am sure, Allah tu akan membuka jalan to you as you have berbudi kepada rakyat but telling us the truth.

Anyway I really admire semangat dan ketulusan our dear Mr Bru menulis kerana benar.

Hidup BRU... Waa sokong sama lu.... and we will walk with Rocky.

ac

11:26 AM  
Anonymous said...

Tell me how to send our contribution?

11:28 AM  
NURAINA A SAMAD said...

Rocky -- as ernesto che guevara once said: "We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it".

if that is not quite possible, rocky, then remember: "Hasta La Victoria Siempe!"

11:31 AM  
Anonymous said...

dear bro.

sorry to hear that. in fact i was informed by the insider of the plaintiffs tht a suit might be taken against you. get a lawyer. any lawyers out there who are willing to defence our bro. may be on pro bono basis !! get your case ready, may be on the defence of justification or fair comment or even privilege. good luck bro

11:40 AM  
politikus said...

sokong til the end!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

One, is a lonely number. But it is also the number that travels the furtherst, and the fastest.

Your predicament also reminds me of an old saying ... teman ketawa senang dicari, teman menangis masih belum dilahirkan lagi. (Who said that? Chinua Acebe?)

I was a daily spectator at MGG Pillay's famous trial, and the one conclusion that I drew then, and that I now constantly remind myself when writing my blog ... am I JUSTIFIED in doing what I am doing? Factually, and morally. It occured to me that the court looks for the former while God for the latter.

Wishing you well.

Rudin X

11:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

If the allegations in your blogs, the so-called defamatory, are true, you'll be fine.
And comments in your blog cant be your responsibility. you've made an avenue for others to air their views, which might not reflect your own. in fact, these avenues might be used to disagree with you, like if i believed your allegations againts kali and others werent true, i'll be able to post up a comment in favor of this men.
i'll pray that you'll be alright.
the thoughts and hearts of ALL YOUR readers are with you.

12:04 PM  
KalabuMalami said...

we always support and pray you rocky!
May God Show Us The Right Path!

12:06 PM  
The Shadow said...

What the f? what the hell are those people with no character r suing you for man?

Because u said that they plagarized? i hope this better be good efore people spit on their faces.

Man For the life of me i cant think whats happenin to this country.

May the force be with you Rocky. Dont even move an inch. If they thought that they can move us the blogging community withthose thich papers...lets prove it to them that we have character and speak the truth in the name of God and that s the difference betwen them and us. Let them see. And Let see.

12:11 PM  
The Shadow said...

What the f? what the hell are those people with no character r suing you for man?

Because u said that they plagarized? i hope this better be good efore people spit on their faces.

Man... For the life of me i cant think whats happenin to this country.

May the force be with you Rocky. Dont even move an inch. If they thought that they can move us the blogging community withthose thich papers...lets prove it to them that we have character and speak the truth in the name of God and that s the difference betwen them and us. Let them see. And Let see.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Rocky,
My thoughts and good wishes go with you and Jeff in these uncertain times. This is unprecedented, and hopefully you guys stand to become the bastion of free speech and internet freedom - for bloggers and for non-bloggers like me and the others.
I am surprised that Raja Petra was not served. And I'm surprised that KJ and AAB did not line up setting up their own injunction appeals.
Bro, I am sure you will have plenty of lawyers ready to defend you pro-bono but if the legal costs are hefty, don't worry, we will all chip in. I'm no DAP nor PAS supporter or member, nor am I a BN supporter or member - but I have noted that the best lawyers are usually in the DAP or PAS camp - so don't feel slighted if they come to you and offer their services. Will be away for a shortwhile making ends meet overseas, so take care bro. Will check in whenever I have a wifi area or a lan line to connect to.

heads up everyone

cucuparit

12:14 PM  
kowlat said...

You have my suport, and many others. Silence is what they want but won't get, I can assure.

12:14 PM  
Clark Gable of Pulau Duyong said...

Dear Rocky Sir,
Dont be disheartened. You ,me and everyone in this blog is aware that people like you(my great cyber friend)and Jeff Ooi(another great cyberfriend) has been the thorn in their flesh for quite sometimes.

In this spinning news industry that goes like hurricane,your ability to pinpoint the eye of the storm gave us the true nature of the spins and spinners alike.

For one Kallilimullah has admitted defeat by doing this.The modus operandi is not alien to him, as S'pore training has taught him well in silencing the snake catcher.The spinning was done for his own benefit and he only serve his master with the welfare of rakyat never even x his mind.And there are many more snakes to catch!!!!

Somehow we saw this coming,does this mean that Kallimullah has the power to sideline the Law enacted by the August Body of Our Parliment in giving the liberty to cyberworld .The Law was made by all the intelligent people in Parliment ,and here come Kalli saying,"Sorry Mate ,I think You made a stupid Law"....and are we to agree??


If Kalli were to succeed,we should say goodbye to cyberworld liberty that we enjoy now ,the little freedom that taste so sweet and dear to me.
Kalli for all his cunningness has brought the whole collection of 'How to Kill Journalist' wisdoms from S'pore for all of us to savour,soon we would be like a S'pore citizen in their openness of minds.


Mr Rocky and Mr Jeff Ooi must be feeling very down now ,we as a whole must cheer them up so that both of them can lead us with the news.The cyber world would be less interesting without them.

I propose we set up the fund for both of them and everyone should donate in money and kind.
For these two great cyberwarriors or anyone who are honored enough to be with them ,the nations owe them a gratitude.

The fight against corruption transgress skin color and all of us are united in fight against it.Lets fight against this to save our country from goings to the dogs.

This must be their hour of need and we should stand we them for the sake of voice of freedom,freedom from corruptions .

The corruption has skinned even the poorest and the weakest amongst us,Kalli and his band-of-merry mens is quite please with the status quo,his crocodile tears (about people sufferings) are only for shows to the rest of crocodiles.

BLOGGERS UNITED!!!

12:20 PM  
tempua said...

Bro, it is sad to get this when all the while you are just trying to make things straight. But this is the reality of our Malaysia today. I dont know what and how to say it more. I just hope you will win and make history for youself. I will be proud of you! I believe, you are a hero in the making, at least in your readers heart, here.

12:21 PM  
J said...

Rock terus!

12:27 PM  
A M Ubaidah S said...

I reckon Rocky can't say what issues he's being sued on, but maybe we can start a speculation game on the web, revisiting all the dirty linen involving the past year!

So which are the cases being probed, the plagiarism thing surely as Brendan must be sore? Or is it the 'who invited who' scandal much earlier last year?

In the meantime, while our pressmen are busy suing bloggers (??!!!), lets hope they're not allowing our country turn into this:
http://thoughtsintangents.blogspot.com/2007/01/lets-not-end-up-riding-in-this-boat.html#links

12:27 PM  
A M Ubaidah S said...

I reckon Rocky can't say what issues he's being sued on, but maybe we can start a speculation game on the web, revisiting all the dirty linen involving the past year!

So which are the cases being probed, the plagiarism thing surely as Brendan must be sore? Or is it the 'who invited who' scandal much earlier last year?

In the meantime, while our pressmen are busy suing bloggers (??!!!), lets hope they're not allowing our country turn into this:
http://thoughtsintangents.blogspot.com/2007/01/lets-not-end-up-riding-in-this-boat.html#links

12:27 PM  
The Man Who Sold The World said...

A black day for Malaysian bloggers. Sigh!

12:28 PM  
Penarik Beca said...

URGENT!!

Sebagai tanda solidariti dan bukan kerana depa tak dak duit, saya mencadangkan penubuhan tabung dengan pemegang-pemegang amanahnya terdiri dari Datuk A Kadir Jasin, Datuk Ruhanie Ahmad dan Datuk Marina Mahathir bagi kes di bawah:

Unchartered waters. None of us have passed this way before, so I shall have to tread carefully. I'll need you to tread carefully, too, when you leave your comments.
I have been served the papers. They dropped them on Tuesday evening, around 9.30 pm, at the National Press Club. They are applying for an injunction against Rocky's Bru, this blog. They are suing me for libel.
[They have also served Jeff Ooi of Screenshots the papers].

cc. Rocky (blog), Jeff (email)

- bakaq

12:30 PM  
kawan said...

Bru,

The priority seems lear to me - to set in motion your defence team etc. That means money. Where shall your friends deposit their contribution? If they get you, they get the others too, in due time. Hence, you become the first line of defence. And attack.

Where shall we deposit our contributions? U may say that we better set a fund for bloggers etc. That's right too. But the immediate matter concerns you. And that has to be addressed first.

12:39 PM  
the patriot said...

to rocky, our cyber warrior,

i know you must have expected this, that kali willbe suing you. he has no other choice. he has to. he can't go to u and tell you to get off his back.
but i know you did not expect NST. He dragged the NST into this. well, he dragged along the others as well.
Your following, brother, is NOT just a few thousands....we respect you because of our bravery and forthrightness.
you have inspired us all to be brave.
stay cool, brother.

12:40 PM  
sang malaysia dan kawan2 said...

saudara wira rocky

kami ingin memberi moral (dan financial) support kepada saudara rocky, jeff and sheih...
kami setuju dengan penubuhan tabung (in trust) untuk tujuan membantu saudara rocky (dalam jangka panjang untuk bloggers yang ditimpa legal suit seperti saudara).
Kami akan menziarah saudara di NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, Jalan Tangsi, K Lumpur.

WAHAI KAWAN2 SEKELIAN --- AYOH KITA BERSAMA SAUDARA ROCKY. AYOH KITA BERJUMPA DI PRESS CLUB.

LET'S GIVE OUR BROTHER MORA SUPPORT.

saudara -- JUST TELL US WHEN. AT YOUR CONVENIENCE. MINUM TEH ATAU KOPI DI PRESS CLUB PUN BISA.

FOR THE LOVE OF FREEDOM, FOR THE LOVE OF MALAYSIA....
BLOGGERS UNITED - NO FEAR -- NEVER FEAR!

12:49 PM  
jumaah merah said...

bro rocky my man...gua would like to contribute to fight this kicap guys ..let beat them up..you will never walk alone bro..yang mungkar akan di rotan...salam bertaut bro rocky

12:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Rocky,

The Malaysian Bar Council will be able to offer assistance for pro bono cases - please contact them at www.malaysianbar.org.my

Good luck and may the force be with you -)

12:51 PM  
bergen said...

I think you know in your heart that in the end, it is just you against them. That this is gonna be your fight, just you alone. You know in your heart that all this macho talks, right-behind-your kinda promise will soon gone once the fight is on. You gotta know that none of these people are willing to be a hero for you, or for something they believe in. We ain't no warriors, we are just cowards willing to take whatever they've got coming for us because they made us this way. A middle class creature who depends on a stable government to keep surviving on credit.

I guess you knew from the beginning where all this is going to take you when you started the blog. Gotta hand it to you that you've got the courage, and now's the time to face what they've got coming for you. Good luck, mate! Be prepared to lose everything you've got because a fight like this is never fair.

Ready for the worst.

1:02 PM  
nstman said...

Brudder, it pains my heart the NST has resorted to this. As I have said it before I respect your views although i may not agree with them. You correctly said it is uncharted territory but it is this unfamiliar territory you must now tip-toe through. I will always support your right to free speech and i will always defend it with vigour. Pse tell us what we can do to support you, morally or financially.

1:06 PM  
MUSTANG said...

BROTHER,
we now know the men from the boys.
running to daddy for help. ouch.
tembak, sembunyi, lontar batu, sembunyi -- lari sembunyi tepi kain sarong daddy.

brother. we are behind you in solidarity. in unity.

when can we meet you at your press club, el presidente?

take care. and you are not the one who should be watching your back....

1:09 PM  
halim said...

Rocky, be like your namesake: a rock against these shitheads.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous said...

bro, we pray for you, always. amen.

1:16 PM  
nat said...

sokong!!

yah, i also very curious as to which are the 48 postings in question? are you not allowed to reveal them bro? it would go a long way in helping us garner support.

whole thing sounds scary i know, but i have a feeling this will come back to bite them in the ass.

1:23 PM  
dignity2u said...

Hi rockybru

I join hands with the good people here to give you support, money or otherwise.

Keep your faith in the Almighty. He will protect you.

1:26 PM  
Guan said...

woohoo, nice showing from NSTP guys, picking on our fellow brave Malaysians, but dare not to do anything towards the BBC or Hurriyet. hahaha. Bravo NSTP,i "salute" you all. Rocky The Man

1:28 PM  
Jay_han said...

We are with you. My mom & the whole family are behind you. We will walk with you.

You, kickdefella, Jeffooi and all bloggers who stand for Truth & fight for Justice are brave men. Noble men!

We pray for your safely and that of yr comrades.

Take care.

Jay

1:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

Saudara Rocky,

As much as these b@$+@rDs can sue you for libel, can we, the rakyats get together and sue the newspapers (ESPECIALLY NST!) everytime they spread lies that side UMNO/BN? Let's face it, the newspapers do cover-up thruths, and that is equal to telling lies!

Saudara Rocky,

Allah memihak pd mereka yg berkata benar. Allah akan melucutkan benteng sandiwara mereka yg menganiaya umatnya yg lemah... Bersabarlah... Saya pasti ada pihak yg sudi membela nasib saudara dan Jeff Ooi (meskipun Jeff Oii ni kadang kala, aku benci kat dia!). Saya tak sabar menanti kejatuhan empayar Kali~Brendan.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

This is nothing more than just a threat to other bloggers: Blog and U R It!

Bloggers, unite and retaliate, or wave the white flag. I can see a dictatorial force coming into power. Beware and becareful...

1:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

If they think that they can shut us (the Malaysian bloggers) down, they must be dreaming. In fact, they are making a very big mistake.

Rockybru and Screenshots, we will walk together with you.

1:49 PM  
Mat Rempit Hubris said...

Rocky,

M sure hang dah expect this.

Hang dah kena buang kerja or VSS or whatever u so must know, that Batang Kli, has no remorse!!!!??? U know that we u started this!I would say hence dont allow it to bother u too much but then there are things that u know are inevitable, and u are resighn to the fact that it will come, but somehow or rather, one can never be prepared for it enuf when the expected moment arrives!

Anyway, what Pasquale suggested does make sense! A/L or Bin in this may make a differance to the process!

But first order of the day, how do we channel, our support for ur defence?Like Bakar, Penarik Beca said, can the Kadir & Marina act as trustees to the chanelling of any financial support?

1:51 PM  
apa nak jadi said...

This is so far the 'blakest' day in the Malaysian blogging scene.

We are behind you bro all the way.
No two ways to that.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

Brother,

You and Jeff certainly have our backing. As suggested, if there is a need for some help with the fees, etc, just tell us how and we will help.

You'll be alright man. Take care.

-bryant-

1:54 PM  
qolop said...

ada cakap cakap kata "u tak tererr bawa basikal kalu u tak jatuh' for u bro, u yang paling tererr among us!!!

I wish U luck.

1:56 PM  
malekz said...

Fight them.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Rocky,

You know who I am. I am posting this as anonymous as my line of work does not permit me to be "vocal" or "critical" of the powerful people in Putrajaya tingkat empat, knowing that they will be monitoring your blog closely. You had commented on my blog regarding my photos and my Mum's birthday. I am sure you know that I speak on behalf of thousands of bloggers who are solidly behind you. Don't worry about the money...just create an account with Maybank under "Rocky's defence" and let us have the account number on your blog. I will be the first to put in RM300. Believe me that there will be countless others like me who will fight your cause. Be brave, my dear Rocky. Be very brave!

2:06 PM  
fuck bergen said...

bergen,
go lick the asses of your masters

If all Msians are coward like you, we die faster than poisoned rats. Histories always prove that the suppression of good intentions never benefit the suppressors in the long run.

Even, the once mighty Saddam Hussein and his gang were eventually have to pay their dues. Some shots like ducks. Some hanged like dogs. Many can't even have proper meals now.

With concerned Msians like Rocky & Jeff, hopefully, we don't have to pick up from as lowly as the Iraqis. God bless Msian.

2:12 PM  
What A Lulu said...

sorry bro! hope that you will be able to substantiate whatever it is and have a field day in court.
will you be at the National Press Club tonight?

2:12 PM  
anakwarisan said...

it is true,as bergen said.. you are alone,mate, facing them.
yet i do believe that you are not. they are suing you and jeff ooi, individually. if the case goes to court, and both of you are found guilty, both of you will pay. No one else.
But both of you, bro, represent us bloggers. So, you are not alone. How can you be?
we are behind you, bro.
and the world is watching.

2:16 PM  
Mat Rempit Hubris said...

Saudara Rocky!

I would suggest u to call up that 'Pahlawan Melayu tulen" Mathias Chang for advice on how to take stock of this development legally and mentally!He is going thru the same, if i'm not mistaken!Though technically its a legal issue, but having the right mental and emotional attitude to it might serve u well, in the trying days ahead! After all the legal recourse is just part of the pychological 'warfare' that they are utilising- that is to "shock and awe"

Thus, go seek Mathias Chang's counsel- for the right mental set up to have, while enduring this!

It may make alot of differance- after all our minds can make a hell out of heaven or heaven out of hell!

To the rest, i would like to remind all of you to be carefull and remain optimistic.

I end my little missive by sharing u a quote about optimism from a calender i saw in my dentist clinic, the late DrRestina, on the need to remain optimistic. It was directed to sailors who found themselves lost at sea, in a raging mealstrom

"When caught in the middle of a storm, u cant control the winds. But u can set the sail"

It may sound glib to some, but apart from those cynic's, hopefully the rest will find some counsel from it

2:16 PM  
amir said...

Embargo! Embargo! Embargo!

I'll be there at the hearing, if you don't mind.

Taking pictures or in line to testify, when the need comes.

It's not just about Rocky or Jeff Ooi, but about protecting the right to say stuff you want without fear of persecution.

I sure hope international wires get a hold of this piece of news and spread it far and wide. Maybe get Al Jazeera to have an interview or something. Or CNN. Or Bloomberg TV.

Cheers!

2:25 PM  
susan said...

Dear Rocky;
This will and must only make us stronger. As true journalists we must always be prepared for this. We are behind all the way. What can they do except strip you off cash, your dignity and honour is very much intact. Fight the good fight, brother!

2:35 PM  
aawilliam said...

Hi BRO,
God is not blind,,,,creat history,good luck to you.We are with you.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

dear mr rocky,

i've been reading your's as well as mr ooi's blogs for the past 3 years now.

it's "good" to know that the clowns at shearn delamore managed to pull this off. maybe if and when you win, you counter-sue and ask for costs against the lawyers and the clients.

would it be possible for you or mr ooi to release the court papers to the general public in pdf format, so that ppl like me can decide once and for all whether to terminate the bloody NST subscription. i want everybody, including myself, to make an informed decision.

I'm seriously thinking of doing just that. they publish sensationalist and re-actionary pieces, and expect me to put up with it?

not only did brendan pereira, not even defend himself, he is solely responsible for allowing the public perception of his "albom-esque" style to perpetuate. did he have to wait this long?

I buy the paper, i pay his bloody salary, so you tell me. I can only think that there is absolutely no sense of responsibility on their part as journalists.

actions speak louder than words. i will go home today and inform my parents about this and if the sentiment at home, is negative we will quit on NST, in support of your blogs. print media, be damned.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

dear mr rocky,

i've been reading your's as well as mr ooi's blogs for the past 3 years now.

it's "good" to know that the clowns at shearn delamore managed to pull this off. maybe if and when you win, you counter-sue and ask for costs against the lawyers and the clients.

would it be possible for you or mr ooi to release the court papers to the general public in pdf format, so that ppl like me can decide once and for all whether to terminate the bloody NST subscription. i want everybody, including myself, to make an informed decision.

I'm seriously thinking of doing just that. they publish sensationalist and re-actionary pieces, and expect me to put up with it?

not only did brendan pereira, not even defend himself, he is solely responsible for allowing the public perception of his "albom-esque" style to perpetuate. did he have to wait this long?

I buy the paper, i pay his bloody salary, so you tell me. I can only think that there is absolutely no sense of responsibility on their part as journalists.

actions speak louder than words. i will go home today and inform my parents about this and if the sentiment at home, is negative we will quit on NST, in support of your blogs. print media, be damned.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bloger, seperti juga surat khabar, menjalankan tugasnya kepada masyarakat. Kalau surat khabar jadi watchdog kepada kerajaan, bloger jadi watchdog kepada surat khabar/media. Salah ke? Nasib baik ada bloger macam Rockybru, boleh juga membetulkan keadaan yang tidak betul. I dapat tau, you pun banyak dapat infomasi untuk mempertahankan diri. Betul ke?

2:46 PM  
Anonymous said...

Count me in as one other who would walk with you and jeff and sheih in this hour of need.

Where do we send the money for setting up this fund for their defence? What more can be done?

Someone pls advise.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

We are behind you Rocky and Jeff.

Orang Kuantan sini. Ramai ni!.

2:53 PM  
steve said...

u have my support!

2:53 PM  
shar101 said...

Just a few recaps:

a)Legal stuff - As suggested by "Isa", please contact Zaid Ibrahim in Kelantan. (No, I don't have his number). You may have someone else in mind but it does no harm to get a 'second opinion'.

b)Sub Judice - Please inform us on what we cannot write in your comment section for your protection as far as this case is concerned. Will it be applicable w.e.f. today (18/1) or 25/01/07 onwards.

c)Rattle the hidden hand - Please continue posting on some issues as I too believe there is a 'grander scheme' (mentioned by another blogger here) at play.

d)Secure e-mail - Do you have one? Any 'sensitive' information should be sent directly to you and not posted here.

e)How do we donate to your cause?

Stay strong, bro.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Rocky

Pls initiate a fund raising exercise for both you and jeff as well as other bloggers. $100 per person and with 1,000 contributors, there is some RM100,000. If it is not enough, second round of RM100 each! I will contribute. Time to do something and walk the talk.

My best wishes to you and jeff.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Rocky Bru,

Good Luck.

Since the action have been taken by NSTP, I pledged not to advertise anymore in NSTP Group Newspaper.

From PLC Guy.

3:06 PM  
Sheih said...

Dear Friends,

Lets not just get a lawyer for Rocky and Jeff, Lets get a real hebat punya lawyer from a real hebat punya firm. Lets show that that we know our right and are not kaki busuk punya geng. Lets show we know how to fight fire with fire. If this what they wanted, This is what we going to do. I seconded the motion to form a committee and I hope Datuk A. Kadir Jassin, Datuk Ruhanie dan Dato' Paduka Marina will agreed to the suggestion.
I am willing to quit smoking and used all that money as the starter. I have few scripts that still unsold, if someone willing to buy it, the cash will go to get a good defence for Rocky and Jeff.
That is for starter from me.

3:11 PM  
lioness said...

I have been one of your silent readers...I am very sorry that mindless, shallow and undiginified people are doing this to you and Jeff. Please be strong, don't allow them the right to smother you with their crap. I will be praying for the both of you.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous said...

Saya tak nampak gambar syed nazri je dalam surat khabar hari ini di majlis bersama PM. Walaupun lain surat khabar, lain gambarnya, tapi gambar orang utama media terpampang di surat khabar masing-masing. Tahniah pada NST sebab tak masuk bakul angkat sendiri. Surat khabar lain termasuk berita harian dan utusan tonjol gambar ketua sendiri.persoalannya, tanyalah akal sendiri.

3:20 PM  
Aput said...

you have my support. I fear to say more, because my choice of words could be used against them...hahaha!

Good luck!

3:21 PM  
Sinatra_Z said...

Remember Remember,
the 5th of November,
the gunpowder treason and plot.
I find no reason,
for the gunpowder treason,
should ever be forgot.

People they get old, they lose steam and they die. But Idea and words stay on for generations and it can even empower people hundreds of years later. What they fear rocky is not you but what you write, for your words represents the idea and view that there is something wrong with our country. So yes, they can make you fear them, they can take away your things but never-ever let them take away your words. I wish you good luck.

And yes I did plagiarise this from the movie vendetta. But at least I am man enough to admit I did it.

3:23 PM  
Muhammad Abdullah said...

Mr Rocky,

I think you deserve being sued for libel by New Straits Times Press.

I've read your blog regularly and its content is defaming, seditious and against Malaysian culture.

3:27 PM  
sri said...

Dear Rocky,

i'm glad that my firm stopped subscribing to nst in january. please give us a call if you need legal representation.

it would be my pleasure.

Regards,

Sri
Muhendaran Sri
(Advocates & Solicitors)

3:30 PM  
LC Hong said...

Hi Rocky,

Will be glad to contribute to legal expenses if you require.

Please don't hesitate to ask.

Take care.

3:31 PM  
monsterball said...

This is not the time to comment for or against. This is the time for commenters and blog owners to unite and demand democractic rights..and freedom of speech. Only control of sensitive issues like race and religions can be tolorated under so call guided democacy. Other than that....BALLS to the PLANTIFF. It is just a threat Rocky. We are all behind you.
LETS GO TO COURT!! Kapal Singh....WHERE ARE YOU? This is for you to prove you are a righteous man by offering your service FOC to Rocky!!
I am willing to contribute. Where do I send the money?

3:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

PEOPLE OF MALAYSIA!!!!

Jom kita pulaukan newspaper & majalah terbitan NST dan sekutu2nya.

BOIKOT New Straits Times

BOIKOT Malay Mail

BOIKOT Berita Harian/Minggu

BOIKOT Harian Metro

BOIKOT setiap terbitan NSTP!

Kita baca artikel/berita palsu, kita percaya, depa gelak belakang kita. Depa ingat kitorang ni baghal mcm depa!

Jom, cakap je tak guna... BOIKOT NSTP! (Anyway, baca free je kat online/kedai mamak... biar harga saham dan keuntungan baghals ini merundum...)

3:35 PM  
Black's said...

Saudara Rocky,

Saya bersama saudara. Kalau ada apa-apa bantuan yang diperlukan, sila maklumkan.

Bloggers Malaysia Bersatu!!!

3:35 PM  
Zaleha said...

Saudara Rocky,

You're a class act and I salute your classy brand of journalism -- writing without fear or favor. Keep your chin up, brother. May Allah bless & protect you always.

3:40 PM  
Mr. Smith said...

Normally, an aggrieved party will have to write to the blogger and point out the alleged 'defamatory words' and seek a correction and an apology.
Only if he fails to get the requested apology and correction will he go on to sue the blogger.
In any case case Brenden and Kali credibility is worth about 2 sen, so what is there to sue.

3:50 PM  
A KADIR JASIN said...

Sdr Rocky,

It finally happened. I had warned you in one of my comments to your block. I had also spoken to you. I had also spoken to other bloggers.

I don't think you're not alien to legal suits. As newspaper editors we had many suits filed against us. They are part and parcel of the system of check and balance.

The difference now is you're a blogger. And this is the firat time that Malaysian bloggers or blog owners are being sued.

Yours and Jeff Ooi's will be test cases. Thus we have to take this seriously. We have to do all that we can to fight these suits.

I wish you and Jeff Ooi all the best. Bloggers are being watched and noticed.

And if we accept NSTP and those people who are bringing the suits as significant then we can say that your blog in particular and blogs in general have received significant recognition.

They are taking you seriously.

Congratulations.

4:02 PM  
isa said...

Rocky,

Relaks bro. Mahu saman senang cerita. Bukan senang mahu menang saman. They will have to prove reasonable doubt and you can too but you kenalah bikin counter suit.

This is open season to sue NSTP, tau tak. Choose a RIGHT and you will have your great lawyer.

Rocky, You win. Any takers?

4:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

Please, please do not give up this fight nor stop what you were and are doing after this fiasco is over. Malaysia needs true patriots like you. You have my support and rest assured, me and many others would chip in any fund setup for your legal or other related needs.

"The people shouldn't be afraid of its Government, the Goverment should be afraid of its people" -- V for Vandetta.

4:14 PM  
kaliyuga said...

Pasquale,

Not fair to question Kali's "bin". Or Syed Faizal's "bin".

Many DKKs and DKAs have become Melayu. Just look at the Nainas, the Kuttis and the Albars who are using the "bins" and are members of Umno and ASB.

I know of a Punjabi friend who converted to Islam has Melayu as his bangsa and is an active Umno member.

Bin or no bin, a/l or a/p is not important. What is important is hati and budi. Bin does not make you a better or worse person. It's the hati.

Bru, I am behind you. Tell me where do I send my save the bloggers donation.

4:23 PM  
thenameis said...

Rocky, what can i say man, just take good care of urself and stay strong so that u can continue the fight, I believe there is still justice in Bolehland, bcos justice is in the eyes of the Rakyat. I hope the Malaysian bloggers will support u through and through. Hidup Rocky n Jeff!!!!!

4:26 PM  
thejoint said...

Bro Rocky,
Be strong & God bless!!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

InsyaALLAH, seluruh umat Islam yang prihatin akan melakukan Solat Hajat agar Sdr Rocky Bru serta mereka yang lain diberi kemudahan untuk menyelesaikan kes ini.

Kita serahkan segala urusan kepada ALLAH YANG MAHA MENGADILI sekiranya mereka menzalimi Rocky BRU.

TERUSKAN PERJUANGAN MENDEDAHKAN KEBENARAN !!!!

BLOGGERS UNITED !!!

4:38 PM  
The Expedited Writer said...

Dear Rocky,

Let me know how I can contribute. I am no in Malaysia but I would love to contribute money to support this cause.

Yes. It is a cause right now because it affects our right to the freedom of speech. Fight back and win it. You have all of my support as a reader and a blogger.

Please keep us updated on the case.

No fear and God bless.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Rocky,

Please post your bank account number in your blog so that we can contribute for the legal fee.

4:49 PM  
derek said...

anything we can do to help,... anything at all

just ask

5:08 PM  
Harro! said...

Hi Rocky,

Stand strong. Publishing this in Singapore.

Blog on...

Cheers.

5:09 PM  
Kenny said...

Rockybru,

I don't know you and you don't know me. I read your blog some times but may not believe or agree what you wrote. What I cannot tahan is this big-ass bully who dare not take on giants like BBC and the likes but instead intimidate ordinary folks and bloggers. I would like to help out financially but I'm not rich so I'm cancelling my NST subcription with immediate effect and forwarding the 1 year's subs to you. Hope this small amount helps, let me know your account no. Best regards.

5:22 PM  
Gerubuk said...

Hello Rocky,

They have served you, and therefore, the whole blogging community. They want to bully and frighten you, and us, to make us submissive and subservient : slaves to their rhetorics and spins. They are making a mockery of the prevailing cyberlaws in Malaysia ( oh, I saw the cartoon about the possible changing of laws! ), and indeed, this seems another abuse of the legal process. With many mercenaries at their beck and call, and the legal fracas at the Bar Council recently, the powers that be believe in their omnipotence, yet still want to silence every critic and enslave ( menjadikan kita semua abdi kepada kerajaan dan suara kearajaan yang memang-nya ternampak zalim sekali ) the thinking citizenry.

If you and Jeff have not done it yet, go talk with Matt Chang and discuss possible line of counter-actions : from preparing a countersuit to throw the charges out, and challenging their intention, motivation and sinister objectives to suing their pants for abusing the court process for their own selfish egoistic ends.

Or, any other great lawyer you can trust who has dignity, integrity and courage to confront and slay these demons.

I believe that all or most bloggers here will contribute towards a "Defend our Freedom of Speech and Fundamental Liberties" Fund. Tell us how and when. This is a momentous case which will severely test the integrity and moral fabric of factual Malaysians!

To start with, those who have been buying NST and related publications just for comparative analysis, could decide to STOP and, instead, contribute that amount daily ( eg RM1.20 for NST )to the above fund. Result : a reduction in sales of NST and related pubications so great which eventually will render their whole machinery & organisation untenable, uneconomic and unsustainable. Their own internal human resources will definitely turn against them.

The voice of the people is being deleted by these shameless people who are rapidly destroying the pillars of 'democratic Malaysian' society and principles.

Meanwhile, we can only speculate as to whether these same group are suing the BBC over the plagiarism article of one Brendan s/o John Pereira, and whether they, on behalf of the PM Abdullah Badawi, will sue the Turkish daily for publishing 'lies' about the PM buying a Turkish yacht. No apologies yet! No retraction yet! And, what are they or the Malaysian PM's reps doing about the churlish comments of the Turkish PM on this issue, and its reflection on the character of the OIC chair? We hear only continuing elegance silence on issues of substance, but prattles of nonsense on insignificant matters!!

Hey Rocky Jeff, Hold your heads up high, and know that many of us are with you on this. We'll walk with you on this. We'll sail with you too.

With best regards & cheers,
Gerubuk

5:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

firstly, let it be known that you have done a great job and for this you have earned the support of many, many people.

now, enough of the praises. I've never been any good at polishing apples and I'm not about to start now... so, let's get down to the business of getting your spirits up again... hopefully it's only your spirits that need reviving... as for the other one... I hear Viagra or Tongkat Ali can do wonders!

Don't really know much about those 48 postings, but, aren't laws nothing more than just fancy words (read:legalese) strung together with the sole purpose of
intimidating the layman
?

And, to the other posters, a layman is not a man who wants to get laid
because by definition a layman is a person who does not possess expert
knowledge of a particular subject.

So, how does a layman overcome the anxiety attack that is commonly
associated with worry/fear of being served with a law suit?

Learn!

Do you know why?

God loves learned men... and women too! and when God loves you... hey, how can you go wrong, right?

Right!

Next, what is defamation?

Defamation covers any form of communication (oral/written) that appears to lower the esteem of the plaintiff in the minds of the
ordinary members of the public.

Therein lies ONE of your defences... here's the deal.

If you were to gather all existing statements made by prominent people
about the plaintiffs, you can easily prove that the plaintiffs are no longer in a position to be further defamed... in other words... how many times can a person be called an idiot?

Furthermore, how does one measure esteeem?

Esteem is very subjective... but it centres around public opinion!

And, you know what Rocky?

As the NST is one of the plaintiffs... use the declining sales figures as proof that its current position in the community is such that it is incapable of further defamation.

It goes without saying, the sales figures would continue in its present downward spiral... hint, hint!

Please bear in mind that law suits could take years to settle!

Relax, man... you live in Malaysia, remember? A friend has ten friends and each of the friends, in turn, knows another ten friends... man, that's a lot of money and lots more
newspapers!

Question: How long can a company sustain continuous declining sales before the shareholders start to grumble?

Answer: NOT very long.

Now, let me tell you a story... once upon a time there was a Giant who sued these little guys... naturally the Giant won (which is bad news for you Rocky)... however due to widespread public opinion the Giant's reputation suffered so badly that it NOT only didn't dare to collect the sum of money that was awarded by the
court... it had to pay the defendants to drop the
charges! (this, however, is good news for you Rocky)

Finally, so sorry if the jokes are in bad taste... thought this would cheer you up a wee bit!

p/s when is someone finally going to start "That Fund!"

6:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

i'm with you..cool bro

6:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

This country has really gone to the dogs. We must let the world know about the censorship of the internet in this police state.


First they came for the hackers.
But I never did anything illegal with my computer,
so I didn’t speak up.

Then they came for the pornographers.
But I thought there was too much smut on the Internet anyway,
so I didn’t speak up.

Then they came for the anonymous remailers.
But a lot of nasty stuff gets sent from anon.penet.fi,
so I didn’t speak up.

Then they came for the encryption users.
But I could never figure out how to work PGP anyway,
so I didn’t speak up.

Then they came for me.
And by that time there was no one left to speak up.

– Alara Rogers (http://www.fitug.de/archiv/satire/first.html)

6:11 PM  
monsterball said...

Rocky..you maybe sued for slandering....putting out false informations etc etc by the plaintiffs.
If you can prove your informations are SECOND HAND and got from which sources....such as CNN..or you read them from this or that newspapers...you stand a very good chance to be acquited.
Lawyer you seek to represent you must be well versed with compensation laws on copyrights and
ofcourse.... criminal law.
Why not approach Kepal Singh law firm or Jajit Singh...who represented Botak Chin. Phone numbers are at telephone books.
Good Luck.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 2:40pm,
I cancelled my NST subscription the next day after Kalimullah's Sunday article on Dr. Ling Leong Sik. That was what, 1 or 2 years ago? Why do you need to pay RM1.20 daily to be told lies? Esok terus cancel. I think now, a daily dose of NST can shorten my life more than a pack of Gudang Garam Mentol.

6:29 PM  
Alliedmartster said...

Rocky,

Bro. Your service to the NST in their 'better' days speaks for itself.
The friends that you have gained speaks for itself.
Your integrity speaks for itself.
Your stand for Journalism speaks for itself.
Your postings in this blog, and the issues that you have brought up were all done in the true spirit of Journalism. To report, to inform, to probe, to tell, to share and these speaks for itself.

Indeed it is a dark day for Malaysian bloggers.
What more, it will be David v Goliath, something I am used to. I say stand up and be heard, and to all you bloggers out there, now is the time to stand up and be counted.

www.muststopthis.blogspot.com

6:41 PM  
Ahmad Ibrahim said...

Dear Saudara Ahiruddin,
I guess we Malaysians are used to these kind of news, especially since 1998. However, I do not remember this kind of action being taken by Mahathir's administration against anyone posting on internet. Shame on UMNO, shame on Pak Lah,... NST itself is a shame, no need to comment.
All the best, Allah swt is with the truth and justice.
Take care,
Ahmad

6:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

When you walk through a storm
hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

You can count on my support. Meanwhile, don't give up. Keep up your good work, Brader.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

So what if they sue. You can always counter sue if you think you're right. We can sue NST if we so desire. To me personally, Saudara Rocky Bru, Kadir Jasin and all former NST journalists are the same. When holding their positions before, they were no different. They also kow-tow to their political masters. Don't forget nothing was subjudice during the Anwar Ibrahim trial. We talk about integrity, transparency blah, blah blah... only when we no longer sitting on our comfy chairs. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

7:30 PM  
zorro said...

Rocky, stay the course....we are behind you and will contribute in whatever way available to us. I can only think of one lawyer who has the biggest law firm in the coutry...he is MP Zaid (?) of KBaru. Free tonite, so will catch you at NPC. More power to Rocky's Bru. We shall overcome.

8:14 PM  
DocHoliday said...

There are clear support for you but if you must, carry out what ever is in best interest to you.

This will be a part of history. Its my hope that history charts new waters and records those who are in the wrong.

People that sued you are powerful people that may not be persuaded to give up easily even if they are knowingly in the wrong.

In my humble opinion, you have practise moderation in your writings and had always backed up your stories with evidences. I respect you for creating a new medium for me to refer every day though I will feel guilty for your unpleasantries should there be any as coming forth from this action.

Though I am greedy for you to stay with your writings and efforts to right the wrongs, I sympathise with the possible hardship that may befall you.

Best wishes. Doas for you, sifu.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous said...

Stay strong Rocky. God is watching over you, Jeff and Sheih. Keep safe.

8:29 PM  
freelunch2020 said...

me suspect it's the cerita lautan jauh dgn santa claus that annoyed certain powerful individuals since the angin kuat blew the cerita lautan jauh to this shore sampai kalifah negara jauh itu pun dikatakan mengaku cerita itu memang benar.

tapi saya pun memerhati satu cerita berulang di suatu negara dimana yang tidak berkuasa turut dihantam dan dipijak tapi yang kuat boleh buat apa-apa saja termasuk meletupkan apa-apa batu-batu cantik yang mengganggukan.

lepas tu ada pun pesta buah dimana laut dibawa mari ke sini.

get hold of matthias chang.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

fight all the way. The right will prevail. Allah will always be with you unlike our so call hippocrate guy whp use Islam as a means to his end.... Islam hadhari konon..

8:44 PM  
Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum,

Welcome to the club bru.

At least now you know what is the feeling being the opposition in your own country.

Don't trust each and every one comment here because when you on your way to the court, they will only watching you from far far away...

All the best to you bru...

Ahfikum Islam.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Rocky,
Plse set up a fund and we will all contribute.We do not have much but it will be ikhlas.
May Allah protects you always.
TRUTH shall prevail.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

God Bless you. You and Jeff are the
Righteous Brothers.

Righteous always prevail over the "Darkness".

See you at the victory lap.

:)

8:59 PM  
Peter said...

Dear Rocky,

I have set aside RM 300 for your legal expenses.

Cheers.

9:16 PM  
anti-belit said...

Bro Rocky,

Don't worry, God is fair, Be calm and presevere.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous said...

Rocky,

You can count my/our support too. Start an 'Defense Rocky & Jeff Ooi Account' and I/we will bank in our donations.

There are millions and millions of blogger in the cyberworld.

The amount you & Jeff collect will be an 'eye opener' to those up there to realise what is the meaning of 'PEOPLE POWER'. Excess could be used to defense other bloggers too...

Lest that we could be bullied! It's time to show them and the time is NOW!

9:32 PM  
blueheeler said...

Hi, May the force be with you. Seek a lawyer's advice. If lawyer says they have a strong case, it'll be better to cut your losses, apologise, and live to fight another day. But if lawyer says their case is weak, I pray that you'll find the courage to fight them, so that they may have to malu themselves if forced to tell the truth. Either way, be strong.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous said...

Apart from contributing to your (and Jeff's) legal fund, I am going to CANCEL my NST subscription for both my home and office.

I think every Malaysian should consider this to show our displeasure by hitting them too, where it HURTS the MOST.... don't buy the paper.

Best of luck to you and Jeff

9:37 PM  
zhmi said...

Saudara Rocky,

What they're doing to you is simply pathetic. The bullying tactic disgusts me--and I'm sure others, too. Keep your chin up, bro. May Allah bless and protect you always.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

Apart from contributing to Rocky's and Jeff's Legal fund, let 's stop buying any NST publication...

That will also hurt them, like they hurt us and our intelligence.

9:45 PM  
Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

Sir, I have no idea what it is the majority of us who value our Internet freedoms can do to help you and Jeff Ooi in this difficult time. If there is anything we can do, I hope you won't hesitate to ask for our help.

You have no shortage of friends out here.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

Stop buying NST and their affiliated newspapers for one, then talk to your friends and family and make sure they do the same. Who do these ppl think they are. I will contribute whatever money I can afford, in order to protect whatever shred of freedom I have left still...

10:03 PM  
monsterball said...

Boycotting buying Straits Times is not a good idea.
We must teach our children...especially the senior students to read newspapers....not all the thrash mazagines.
Aboveall...be fair minded citizens!! I AM SUPPORTING ROCKYBRU ALL THE WAY...BUT I WILL KEEP BUYING S.TIMES...because it is a way of life for FOR FEW GENERATIONS IN MY FAMILY.Think about it.

10:08 PM  
monsterball said...

When one can walk and talk to a so call 'enemy'...you are showing your how honourable you are.
Politicians have shown us how.
This is a good charactistic in life!
So do not boycott S.Times and you are indirectly killing many jobs!!!

10:12 PM  
klubbkidd said...

Rocky.Long time no see.
Even though my blog is frivolous by comparison to yours (for obvious reasons - LOL!), boss, I'm behind you all the way!
One, cause you are the coolest boss I ever had (didn't have too many of those - come to think of it, none so far before and after you) and secondly cause as a blogger, my personal views are that it is pretty sad when itsy bitsy blogs with personal opinions can now be held accountable for...erm...whatever it is.
Sheesh...
Entahlah. Apapun, all the best Rocky. Take care and rock on, bro!

10:15 PM  
Johnny said...

Dear Rocky,

I'm ready to support you through this challenging time. Mentally and financially. Let me know how can I do so.

Be strong and stand still, bro Rocky.

This incident will make a milestone in Malaysia history. We are here with you to make the history.

With great respect,
Johnny

10:24 PM  
Anonymous said...

I already cancel my subscription to both NST and BH.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

I have already stop buying NST since I came back from oversea 6 months back. Now I am trying to convince my father and friends to do so. SAY NO TO NST.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous said...

Rocky,

And so it has finally come to this.Keep the faith.They need to prove that their reputation were tarnished by your postings.Which means that they have to show reputations that could be tarnished in the first place. Laughable.

Get yourself good legal representation.You've got a good fighting chance.

I'm with you all the way.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear bro, we'll support u in all ways!

Good luck!

Keong

11:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bro, tell us how to help you? I'm ready to empty my save for both your and Jeffooi....

11:21 PM  
ipohfly said...

I remember when i studied Cyber Law 2 years ago there aren't any restriction to bloggers. Well with ISA, they don't need any reason anyway.

I believe u'll have the support of the majority in the cyber community. All the best!

11:27 PM  
Anonymous said...

Rocky

It is very clear that even Kalimullah, the right hand man of PM, has been reading your blog. This speaks volume. I am sure that Kalimullah is not reading NST like what he did to your blog that's why he can not tahan but to sue in the hope that he can gag you.

I believe Kalimullah must have got the green light from Khairy and the Sleeping Beuaty to sue.

The truth will prevail at the end of the day. Why are they not suing the BBC for defaming the PLAGIARIST.

Their action was an abused of public fund becaue NST is a public listed company. If the lawyers fees had to come out from their own pocket, I am sure they will not dare to sue.

Anyway God bless you and other bloggers.

11:41 PM  
kingbinjai said...

may the force be with you

11:53 PM  
Harry said...

someone start a legal fund? to help jeff, rocky and others. i'm too daft in these matters. and please do accept paypal, so that we in overseas could donate as well. they fought for us, the people, we shouldnt let them down in their hour of need. My family has boycotted NST long before the blog phenomena took a grip over the nation. Even if i brought in copy of NST home, no one would read it. Their views are seldom fair and balanced. If anything, they should be sued for distortion of facts. But if they were allowed to air their views, why prevent others to do so? Bloggers like Jeff and Rocky filled the yearnings of the people for fair and balanced views.

jeff, rocky and others
even if you againts the mighty NST and the govt, the people, the readers are behind you. and you fought for what you believed in and you did what you thought was right for you, your readers and your country, and that's all that matters.
you not only spoke what you believed in, but unlike many others you were better-you did something about it.

11:55 PM  
Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous 7.30 about Rocky and Kadir Jasin. When they were in power they served their political masters. Its like a musical chair, when Najib becomes the PM, his kuncu-kuncu's will take over NST and destroy it further. NSTP is what it is today because of personal interest, no one is serious about business. I use to work there.

BUT, IN THIS CASE, I SUPPORT ROCKY AND JEFF OOI. I'M WITH YOU GUYS. I WILL CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR LEGAL FUND FOR A BETTER MALAYSIA. YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION SHIT IN THEIR PANTS.

11:55 PM  
Judge Dread said...

Like father like son,
They behave and act trully like their great grandfather Mr. LKY who love to sue any foreign newspaper.But foreign newspaper sure have a lot of money.

But to sue bloggers, I think this is act of pondan tua..

They use bankrupt idea to bankrupt people..

BTW today there are hundreds bankrupty petition daily we can see in newspaper. It really show how 'good' our economy is...

11:57 PM  
shar101 said...

Bloggers Unite and/or Bloggers United tee-shirts, clip-ons, etc.

Anybody up to it yet?

If we are to turn up in court to support Rocky, let's be 'organised', shall we.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

YES! All bloggers should stop buying the NST, Malay Mail & the Berita Harian.

Those days, they produced magazines, nowadays - none! So no revenue from that area and they got to depend on the NST, BH & the Malay Mail (which is today a junk paper!)

All bloggers should encourage their friends and relatives to stop buying their published newspapers.

The multiple effects are frightening!!!

Their circulation at this moment is VERY, VERY LOW with exception to the Berita Harian.

6-8 months down the line, the circulation will drop to less than 100,000 hovering around 50-60,000 daily copies. The Malay Mail will be doing 5,000 - less than 10,000 copies daily. Berita Harian circulation will be halved.

Their advertising rates are based on circulation. They won't be able to justify their high advertising rates when being questioned by advertisers.

At this moment, their papers lack advertisements. Soon, ALL advertisers will swing their advertisements elsewhere, other then those from the government sectors.

LARGE amount of revenue are lost. They could no longer sustain their staffing & business. Along comes the next VSS, and more 'briliant' staff will leave. The papers worsen...

the 'big brother' start to question so do all the share holders and institional investors.

The bankers became worried, so do 'they' who are reading your blog right now.

The 'gaint' come to a halt.

30 years ago, while the NST was managed by the 'Mat Salleh', one made a very strong statement that NST could never fall because they are such a big giant - so big and strong.

Soon we will see 'Goliath' falling like ten pins.

The "Mat Salleh' didn't live to see it, but our 'Indian God' will bear witness to all of his makings.

12:16 AM  
kerp said...

i guess i'm abit late wit the crappy wheels i'm on but never too late to show my support and i'm right behind ya bru...

12:16 AM  
rocky said...

rocky,

I'm willing to make a small donation for yr legal fund. Please start one. You need our support and we will give it to you.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous said...

Yes brother & sister bloggers,

I fully agree with the other bloggers. I shall give immediate instruction to my office to cancell NST. I shall also persuade my friends to boycott NST.

All Malaysians must unite and boycott NST to stop Kalimullah from abusing his power to bully bloggers. This is a great opportunity for the Rakyat to speak up with one voice i.e. BOYCOTT NST AND OTHER PAPERS IN ITS STABLE.

Lets all begin with our home and office and then our friends. If we are united, I am as certain as tomorrow sunrise that Nst will be on its knees and will of course made Klaimullah to be "on his bike". We must not allow people like Kalimullah to make use of public listed company for his own benefit.

IT IS HOPE THAT KICKDEFELLA WILL COME UP WITH SOMETHING TO COMPAIGN A A GENERAL BOYCOTT OF NST with immediate effect.

12:39 AM  
msiaman said...

Dear Rocky,

This is a game of poker. You will have to go all the way and not show the slightest sign of weakness. They are just trying to bully and if not wear you out with the sheer volume of the documents.

Anyway, Malaysia is still very green to cyber law enforcement. I am very confident that they would have more to lose than you. By such a legal action, their personality registers a record low in human history! We are talking about global scale.

Walk tall, Bru. We have faith in you and Jeff.

12:42 AM  
monsterball said...

Always remember...two wrongs do not make one right!!
S.Times is wrong. Boycoting the papers is wrong.
They do provide some goods news and write up's.

12:46 AM  
Drowmage said...

Wow.. this comes as a shock.

Rocky, good luck in winning the case and blogging the free rights of individuals in this country.

This issue has prompted me to wonder about the integrity and honesty of such a long-running newspaper like that.

12:47 AM  
IImran said...

Stay calm. Don't panic.

Do what is best in your interest, cause most of us here might be gone and play incognito by the time the verdict is passed.

But still, I offer to you the same as to Jeff. Holler if you need help, and I'll muster what I can to that effect.

On the sidenote, I suggest that you list out the "48 defamations" that they are referring to. We'll see what we can gather from related public archives and resources in support of your defence (or attack) and Jeff's too.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous said...

Be strong. You face and hold them upfront. We will rally support to attack from the flanks by boycotting their papers. Six months later, it will show up at their bottomline submitted to Bursa. Their share price will plunge. We will keep up the pressure from the flanks until they lift the pressure on you. See who can sustain longer.

1:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

Let's also not forget to drop NSTP shares! Tell all your friends to SELL!

Kick it where it hurts - time to rally that support from all concerned citizens . . . at home and abroad.

Rock on, for the show is about to begin!

1:21 AM  
freelunch2020 said...

a poster called 'belah' had this say about you....

i wonder why nstp gave rocky bru vss, especially when he was still at nstp, there were weekly head of department meetings at 10am and he only just woke up at that time... i am all for free speech man, but i don't see him as the David that i would support if you get what i mean. i see him as using blogging as free rides to saying sometimes interesting, sometimes enlightening, sometimes defamatory things and trying to get away with it using freedom of speech online as a front. if i am a blogger and i suppost him i would feel used

(FL:i see many are obsessed with u)
take care + good luck + i will try to make it to court :D get matthias :D

1:34 AM  
Sharazad said...

We cannot be blinded by patriotism.

Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it.

The ink never fades.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

Boycotting all NSTP publications might also come in handy later as evidence of their credibility.

By the time their suit is heard in court, tahu2 they'd be lucky if they are selling their rags to 10 people. Hehehe!

This is not just the BLOGGERS' FIGHT
This is the call for Rakyat to UNITE!

Set up The Fund, Rocky!

1:48 AM  
rakyat pasirpanjang said...

Pak Samad would always say.."Tiada Perjuangan Tanpa Pengorbanan".

And who else can say it with more conviction, for all the years he had spent under detention..

So Bro Rock, its still a long and winding road.

Rock On Bro...

1:51 AM  
CEO said...

Personally,I hope more critism on Government as it will creates a better government.

No critism, no mind changes,no Anjakan Paradigma means no improvement. People is jumping on the same place.

We must improve systems, not control by systems.

We will be united with Rocky and Jeff Ooi

1:54 AM  
CEO said...

Personally,I hope more critism on Government as it will creates a better government.

No critism, no mind changes,no Anjakan Paradigma means no improvement. People is jumping on the same place.

We must improve systems, not control by systems.

We will be united with Rocky and Jeff Ooi

1:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

Personally,I hope more critism on Government as it will creates a better government.

No critism, no mind changes,no Anjakan Paradigma means no improvement. People is jumping on the same place.

We must improve systems, not control by systems.

We will be united with Rocky and Jeff Ooi

1:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

Bro,

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE.

remember when Dato Shahnon publish "shit", TDM never ban the book or sue him. That's anak jantan's politic.

The four party are the real anak betina @ kiasu democartic

1:59 AM  
mmgal said...

hmm rocky,

some idiot said u could never make it to the 10am meeting because u hadnt woke up.
i wouldnt be able to if i went home from the office at 6am.
malay mail is a late morning paper, wasnt it? isnt it?
well... u know, brother...they still trying to discredit it you.
FL2020 -- those were the things Kali said about rocky -lah to discredit him. we've all heard it lah....
like that poster belah....like kali lah, sure scared to come face to face with rocky...

3:26 AM  
mawarmerah said...

bro, i am tempted to boycott the NST.. I am remembering the REFORMASI where thousands boycotted the NST and it hit the circulation. NST never recovered. It is a damn good way to retaliate. But i am thinking about my friends there who had no say in the NST's decision to sue you.
And also, if the NST goes down, isnt that what Kali wanted in the first place... deconstructing of NST?
I pity the NST journalists. If I were them I would go on strike, protest, do something --- i would be angry that Kalimnullah has dragged the NST to fight his personal battle. He dare not go it alone... I wont be surprised if he drags Umno, even the PM.
Kalimullah is angry with you. But he dare not take you on alone.... poor syed faisal. poor brendan.poor hishamudin.

Come on, NST girls and boys,ladies and gentlemen, how can you allow Kali to do this to you....
He has brought the NST to do his dirty job for him.. People are going to hate the NST.
The paper will suffer.
Remember the reformasi. and that was the result of a bitter fight between two giants.

4:11 AM  
mob1900 said...

2 down, 10 more will rise,
10 down, 100 will appear.

can't take a good man down, bro!

4:58 AM  
Dave said...

You've got some support in Texas, too, dude. Fight the good fight.

6:11 AM  
Anonymous said...

Pantun Untuk Rocky Bru
dari

-J-O-H-N---L-A-B-U-


Depa baca depa tak suka
Banyak cerita pembuka rahsia
Rakyat tak kabur dengan cerita
Banyak temberang penglipur-lara

Itu Kaly confirm tak dak telog
Nak saman orang tulis kat blog
Wak Parjo kata ini species goblog
Kebebasan bersuara dia nak block.

Blog Rocky ramai pengunjung
Orang komen dengan bijaksana
Kalau dah tadak orang nak sanjung
Depa mula serba tak kena

Jeff & Rocky usah-lah khuatir
Kita buat tabung bantu cari peguam
Ini kerja orang ketandusan fikir
Dia ingat ramai nak duduk diam

Surat saman sudahlah sampai
Nak bagi gempak bagi takut orang
Semangat kita tidak akan bersepai
Semakin kuat tidak akan berkurang

Jef & Rocky kena kuat semangat
Jangan tunduk mengalah tiada
Kami bantu dgn tulang empat kerat
Agar demokrasi kita terbela.

Lawak sunggoh orang yang menyaman
Paper tak laku orang tak mau beli
Kalau dah cerita banyak yg hayalan
Paper yang lebih kena jual kati.

Kalau tak beli semua paper sekali
Saham akan jatuh duduk terguling
Baru tau apa itu kuasa pembeli
Telinga merah mata naik juling.

6:29 AM  
wadi wadi said...

Our bodies can be controlled with physical force, but our minds and our hearts cannot be taken.Not without a fight.

Those of us who read this blog do not at times agree with Rocky or with each other and that is democracy in it's most basic structure. It is multicultural, multilingual, multireligious...But we ALL agree that this platform must not be compromised and eroded.

Take heed Mr Plaintiffs, if you do succeed then many of us will vote you out. I have been a loyal BN voter for most of my adult life but never have I seen such a mockery played out in front of my eyes.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

Rocky Bru...

I pick this up from the internet. Would like to share with you. Will be there to support.

--J-O-H-N---L-A-B-U--


“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth” -- Siddhartha

Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact; this means our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by non-technical people. We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.

We believe that transparency in government activities leads to reduced corruption, better government and stronger democracies. Many governments would benefit from increased scrutiny by the world community, as well as their own people. We believe this scrutiny requires information. Historically that information has been costly - in terms of human life and human rights. Wikileaks will facilitate safety in the ethical leaking movement.

Wikileaks opens leaked documents up to a much more exacting scrutiny than any media organization or intelligence agency could provide. Wikileaks will provide a forum for the entire global community to examine any document for credibility, plausibility, veracity and falsifiability. They will be able to interpret documents and explain their relevance to the public. If a document comes from the Chinese government, the entire Chinese dissident community can freely scrutinize and discuss it; if a document arrives from Iran, the entire Farsi community can analyze it and put it in context. Our first sample analysis is available from the news page, providing a look into the future of what Wikileaks can provide.

In its landmark ruling on the Pentagon Papers, the US Supreme Court ruled that "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government." We agree.

The ruling stated that "paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."

We believe that it is not only the people of one country that keep their government honest, but also the people of other countries who are watching that government. That is why the time has come for an anonymous global avenue for disseminating documents the public should see.

Volunteer to help. Almost everyone can be of some assistance.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous said...

Dude,

I'm with you all the way. I've printed the poster that Sheih created for you and enlarge it to A4 size and pasted it on the rear windscreen. It's awesome and other motorists start honking. I supposed they supported you.

I hope others will do the same to show our solidarity.

Good luck Dude.

YgArif.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous said...

This suit will be the downfall of Kali & Brendan and their supremo numero uno retardo u-know-who...

Bloggers and blog readers, democracy at the house of parliament has eroded, corroded, bastardized and prostituted wayyyyy toooo looooonnnnggggg... Allow those b@$=@rDs to win these suits will let them erode, corrode, bastardize and kill cyber democracy. Spread the word if you care about the masses. Help put the final nail into Kali-Brendan's coffin. I will supply the tombstone. :)

9:19 AM  
Anonymous said...

Mr Karpal Singh.... If u r reading this, this is THE opportunity for you to whack those BN b@$=@rDs...

9:21 AM  
Anonymous said...

.

This is the time for someone to start a precedent.

Are you the one?

.

9:44 AM  
mokozomo said...

The truth will out.

zach

10:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

I suggest all those rightious lawyers out there please come up and join force into becoming one important part of the largest contingent of defence lawyers ever assmebled - all for no fee and all for support of the oppressed against the opresssor !!

May it a double by also representing Jeff Ooi !!!

These 2 are our consciences - and we need more of them in our society !!

Do it for the sake of ourselves + our children !!

10:26 AM  
Anonymous said...

bro,

just tell us how we can help.....

meanwhile,go and have your kopi o kau and chill out..

11:30 AM  
anak jawa johor said...

Saudara Rocky

Tell me where to contribute the funds for your legal defense. I have set aside a small sum for you and Jeff.

I can't tell you guys that I'll be boycotting the NST papers because I've never bought one since 2004.

Hidup Rocky, Hidup Jeff..

11:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

Bro,

The truth hurts and the righteous will be lifted up. Fear not...

jm

11:41 AM  
Tun Teddy said...

tell us on how we can help bro! we`re in it together!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

Bro & Sis,

Lets rally to support Bro Rocky & Jeff.

Lets have the largest number of Lawyers representing Rocky & Jeff Ooi. We can make it to Malaysia Books of Records or better still Guinness World Book of Records.

Start the ball rolling...starts with 100 lawyers & counting. Lawyers out there...come help.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

In the name Of Allah, the most gracious and the most merciful:

Walla tasulbil haq bil bathil. Wa ma karu wama karullulah wallah hu khairul ma kirin. The truth will preavail. In god we trust. "Ad doa wastajib lakum"."(berdoalah kepadaku(Allah), nescaya kuperkenankan doamu.

12:03 PM  
Botol Oren said...

Its time to built your Defend Fortress..

Gather all proof and evidents..

and Whack them..

Maybe somebody can arrange for Car Stickers " No NSTP" or Say No To NSTP Campaign and we can donate it for your lawyer expenses.

12:07 PM  
shar101 said...

How do we keep track of NST's daily sales?

It has to come from an independent source for credibility.

Nielsens?

And for effect, let's compare it with the Star.

12:23 PM  
lucia said...

all socio-political bloggers should stand up and support rocky and jeff. we do have lots to say of how our government runs the country and we don't want to fear speaking up.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

Don't worry Bro, we'll all walk with you. Lets ROCK them mother duckers of the kiasu mentality!!!.

12:33 PM  
Ayu said...

Rocky,
By sueing you and jeff, the NST bigshots are actually shooting their own feet.

The publicity created from this will only encourage more and more people to read rocky's bru and screenshots and perhaps encourage many more to start blogging.

Blogging gives power to the people.
People gave/take power to/from the Government.

May the bloggers win!

1:07 PM  
cohong gym said...

Rocky....
nothing to worry, bro.
we will always be with you.
we will crush them.

1:16 PM  
hasilox said...

Besides the bullying attitudes and god knows what else, I think this shit is cooked to bog down bloggers, particularly, Rocky & Jeff.

Sure they hope this shit will divert our attentions and to cover all the other shits - toll shit, flood shit, $50bil shit, water shit, power shit, etc. We must continue to unearth the shits for the better of Msia.

1:29 PM  
Anonymous said...

to shar101 who asked... How do we keep track of NST's daily sales?

I'm sure Rocky knows this too!

the circulation department of all newspaper companies maintains a record of how many copies have been sent out and... most importantly, in this instance... the number of copies returned!

the accounts department should also have a copy.

hey, presto!

1:39 PM  
SK said...

Bro, let me know how can I help, will see you tonight.

2:10 PM  
shar101 said...

Anon(1.39pm),

Thought so as well. Those numbers should posted here for all to see.
Any indie source?

Btw anon, get a 'nick' lah. Everytime I scroll down the comment section, I got to look for the bold prints to see if you're around.

May I suggest 'English101' or if that's too chummy, how about 'Boldprints'? Whaddaya say, mate?

2:14 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Rocky,

Our good faith and doa will be with you. I'm sure that CSC job will be able to contribute some to to the fund. Do let us know how and keep us updated here in rocky's bru. Stand tall, be brave and kick their a*@es...as we all know that our law is still green with cyber law.

Take care, boss.
hernie-ernie

2:34 PM  
queenstown said...

Dengan ini aku mengumumkan berhenti membeli dan membaca NSTP, akhbar yang aku telah baca selama lebih 30 tahun. Oleh kerana akhbar ini mempunyai tempat istimewa di hati aku dan kaum keluarga, aku mungkin akan kembali membeli dan membaca satu hari nanti tetapi hanya setelah "suasana berubah."

3:14 PM  
Kak Teh said...

rocky, sorry abt this late post. was at work all day yesterday. Just to say, you are one of the best brothers I have ever had. God bless.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous said...

I am not taking sides in this matter as I have only recently started reading the blogs and don't know the subject as well as all the above 'posters' do.

I can only give my moral support to the bloggers as I do not have money but I am sure as bloggers, Rocky and the others must be well prepared to face the consequences of whatever they write.

To me, calls for boycott of this and that and name-calling may be counter-productive. The NSTP people feel they have been wronged and have gone to the courts for a decision. I'm sure Rocky and the others will be well prepared to use this opportunity to EXPOSE whatever they know, yes?

4:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

There! I sudah cxl NST order! let us know where to send the funds!

Rocky, we are proud of you!

Orang Sabah

4:19 PM  
Jianna said...

Oh, please - u wanna play with the big boys? Then, be prepared for the consequences!

There's no point whining after the fact.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous said...

Jianna said...
Oh, please - u wanna play with the big boys? Then, be prepared for the consequences.

===================================

Hello there jianna

This aint a game that Rocky & Jeff are playing with them "big boys" (bullies is more apt description, I must say).

Is that all that you see in this whole episode?

Cant you see that these two bloggers (among many others) who have been brave enough to expose the wrongdoings of certain inividuals who are using & abusing their position simply because they are well-connected to the powers that be?

5:12 PM  
Anonymous said...

Post your bank account number - we'll send money, get a damn good lawyer.

You and others like you have given a conscience to the thinking Malaysians and its begining to haunt them. Thats why you are being sued, to shut you up.

5:38 PM  
zorro said...

Guys, it is not only about Rocky and Jeff, it is about every Malaysians' right to free expression. If we do not put in a concerted effort to fight and put our shoulders to the task, we are worst than those perpetrators of the legal action.
Is it in bad taste if we start a "Protect Rocky/Jeff Fund" care off the NST!!!!!!!!!??????????
Chin up Rocky and Jeff. Have no fear, Zorro is here....Whip & sword....did not opt for keris because it is too short and its curved structure does not allow for accurate throwing at the intended target.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous said...

Rocky,

I'm prepared to take out some money from my savings (intended for my wedding actually) to help you guys (& Jeff) out. Please let us know where to channel the money or whether you both are setting up the fund.

6:01 PM  
Brown said...

Lets do this.....
1) Attend the court hearing. The more the merrier. Court is open to the public. Of course all can't get in. BUT............we gather outside waiting for the outcome. We so happen to wear "warna merah" without any wording, just plain red;
2) Kickdefella....please create a nice pic and we can start printing T-Shirt....and of course it must be "Merah";
3) More Merchandise ..... like the Olympic brother. Catchy phrase macam "Is it me or Is It You" "Kettle trying to blacken China" "Isn't that what they did to M" and sell them at cost in all PASAR MALAM across the land from North to South;
4) Then we walk from North Malaysia to South Malaysia of course wearing Merah (plain red).

6:07 PM  
Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Bro,

Yakin dan percaya sepenuhnya terhadap Yang Maha Esa, insyaAllah jiwa akan tenang.

Semoga tahun baru hijrah 1428 membawa cahaya yang lebih bersinar kepada kita semua.

May Allah SWT bless u, family n us all.

~ anak desa di kota ~

6:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT NST!!

7:50 PM  
Uak Kenok said...

A KADIR JASIN said...
Sdr Rocky,

It finally happened. I had warned you in one of my comments to your block. I had also spoken to you. I had also spoken to other bloggers.

I don't think you're not alien to legal suits. As newspaper editors we had many suits filed against us. They are part and parcel of the system of check and balance.

The difference now is you're a blogger. And this is the firat time that Malaysian bloggers or blog owners are being sued.

Yours and Jeff Ooi's will be test cases. Thus we have to take this seriously. We have to do all that we can to fight these suits.

I wish you and Jeff Ooi all the best. Bloggers are being watched and noticed.

And if we accept NSTP and those people who are bringing the suits as significant then we can say that your blog in particular and blogs in general have received significant recognition.

They are taking you seriously.

Congratulations.

Eh Tok

Support mulut je. Bagi la bang Rocky support in kind sikit. Apalah punye kawan ni!

7:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

I support u Rocky bru.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

To Jianna

Any supporting articles to indicate Rocky whined? What are you? Another shit sucker?

9:15 PM  
Monstor said...

I have spoken to my BOB ( Band of Brothers ). We will contribute 10% of our income for your case until it over. Just let us know where to send it. It time to kick @ss !

9:23 PM  
sherrina said...

jangan berputus asa, brother rocky. Teruskan usaha :)

9:28 PM  
General Kenobi said...

Dear Bro Rocky

The time has come. The dark side from the NST force has come from two dark sith.
May God always be with you. We will support you till the end.

Brother to brother, hand in hand

For NSTP, you will not get my advertisement anymore. No more business for you and I will tell all my businesss contact not to advertise to you anymore

10:00 PM  
Outsider said...

Rocky and Jeff
I heard the news today that Abdul Razak Baginda has been denied bail - again. I am heartened by the news because justice appears to be prevailing again in our country. The NST, Kallimullah & Co. have the right to sue for provable libel, just as much as you two have the right to freedom of expression and the right to tell the truth. If the two of you can prove that what you wrote was the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, then you have nothing to fear. All who have written in support of your case will be following the court proceedings closely. And I hope Amnesty International, Transparency International and all their ilk will keep watching briefs on the court proceedings; that will keep the Judiciary on their toes. But if there is any hint that the plaintiffs' case is a vexatious one, the objective being to imtimidate and silence the two of you, then you can rest assured that you will have not only the moral support but also financial contributions from many people, me included.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Bro Rocky and Jeff,

be strong, I kinda agree with what hasilox's opinion, Kali is just the "tool", there are bigger fish behind him. Their intention is to "skin" both of you who have become a threat to those "pirahnas" behind the scene. while the mainstream papers are not publishing issues like "toll hikes, Turkey sampan, ECM-Libra " and many more. What is more important is the timing. Both of you needs to be "vapourized" before the General Election which is not too distant away. Knowing that now most of malaysians have access to the internet and their normal TV "parrots" will harp on why all of us need to X BN. Just keep this in mind, while you keep exposing their true colours, just know that most of the Mainstream laymans are with you. take care ..
regards
rustypipe

10:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

[b]Kebenaran tetap di pihak yang benar [/b]

10:28 PM  
Anonymous said...

I totally agree with mawarmerah.
NSTP ship is sinking FAST due to saboteurs and internal leakages... only the ship CREWS can fix it.
Otherwise, jump ship enbloc and let the Captain and his motley crew sink with it.

10:31 PM  
johan said...

They cant win and wont win.This is free speech.You have the guts to expose the leaders and their honchos.
I respect you and all malaysian bloggers.Fight to the end bro.

10:53 PM  
Kuala Pilah said...

Jianna

Well said. No more position bolehlah cakap. Kadir Jasin was not as critical towards the government when he was the Chief Editor. Now... you can read for yourself. Malaysian jurnalists are like thatlah but what to do, cari makan. But on the other hand kalau dah takda position tak payahlah hentam fellow journalists. Rocky Bru of all people should know better.

Or maybe .... just maybe, he got to his position before without any political kow-towing. What do you think? Possible in Malaysia?

11:24 PM  
Anonymous said...

Brudder Rocky,

Firstly I'm touched when someone wrote 'I am your silent reader...'

Secondly did you all read this joker muhammad abdullah's comment?

He said rocky blog 'is against malaysian culture'.

Yeah right.... malaysian culture is to lick the leader balls no matter who ever he is.

11:47 PM  
rejal said...

I have not been able to open the internet the whole day until tonight and so this belated entry.
As Sdr Datuk Kadir said those of us who have been editors of newspapers are not immune to this kind of action. We have always been getting lawyers letters and being sued. So its nothing news or strange. The only thing new is that bloggers are now also subject to such occupational hazzards.
It also shows that you and Jeff have now been given recognition by the very people who claimed that they are not bothered by bloggers and websites. If its any consolation, it shows the blogs especially you and Jeff have arrived.
Don't be disheartened. You have a lot of support by just looking at the number of comments on this thread.
Your defence could be your postings represent fair comment. The other is to prove truth. Telling the truth is surely not libelous.

All the best and may Allah be with you.

rejal

11:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

for whatever comfort to you bru and jeff. just finished dinner with five of my friends. they have agreed to try to get at least 10 of their friends to contribute to any funds set up to defend you bru and jeff. i for sure will contribute my fair share though i do not have any steady income at this moment.

for me, i will not even buy malay mail now. nst, long gone since i last bought the papers.

to jeff and bru, pls continue blogging for the sake of our children and nation.

may god bless you all for the sacrifices you all made.

12:02 AM  
Rikey® said...

Dear Cyber Friends,

I had stop buying any newspapers long ago and am lucky to have THE SUN delivered to my doors FOC. Now with this fiasco by these Politically owned Paper to sue two much loved guys by Malays, Chinese & Indian & others... it only strenghtens our MUHHIBAH in Blogland and raise our anger towards the "Cowards" that ruined our Lovely Malaysia.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

I remember a song from the 80's, and I have posted the lyrics on other site prior to this thingermigy, read the lyrics carefully, it's about a model, about a flood and about 2 bloogers.



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - THE CLASH

This is a public service announcement
With guitar
Know your rights all three of them

Number 1
You have the right not to be killed
Murder is a CRIME!
Unless it was done by a
Policeman or aristocrat
Know your rights

And Number 2
You have the right to food money
Providing of course you
Don't mind a little
Investigation, humiliation
And if you cross your fingers
Rehabilitation

Know your rights
These are your rights

Know these rights

Number 3
You have the right to free
Speech as long as you're not
Dumb enough to actually try it.

Know your rights
These are your rights
All three of 'em
It has been suggested
In some quarters that this is not enough!
Well..............................

So true, no?

Get off the streets
Get off the streets

3:41 AM  
Anonymous said...

every little bit does makes the differnce..... convince a guy today to stop buying NST, Malaymail, Metro...

I have stopped buying long time ago. Yesterday I managed to persuade my father to stop buying.
I am committed to get one person a day.

6:44 AM  
wadi wadi said...

If Rocky is to be sued for providing a platform that strives for truth, transparency, justice and honesty then all of us who read and comment on this blog must be sued as defendants as well. We read, we contribute and we argue here...

So we must not abandon Rocky in this dark moment of his life. For if we let it pass and allow him to be stifled and cowed, then we will suffer in the long run.

So, Rocky, once you need funds please let us know..we won't abandon you. As it is I will stop buying anything from NST.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

hehe i suddenly noticed your blog because of the popped up news while browsing the web.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Jianna
The fact that you are able to express your opinion -- thats what this battle is all about. --or is your face too covered by the faeces of those whose a_ _ _ you are licking.

My friends, sisters and I have just cancelled our nst subsctiptions.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous said...

Thumbs up to bloggers

8:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

Up to the High Court to decide on whether the suit is admissible and if it is, then the ball will get rolling on this one.

It is first though. To be sued for libellous comments posted on your blog. We'll see how far this goes.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous said...

Berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah. You're just being sued. Its part of the law and you can have your defence. Not like they going to pull you out and dump you in jail.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

We can all help you with the research work.If you lawyer wants us to search for cases in other jurisdictions, just give us a the sign... You will not be dissapointed!

1:17 PM  
Jianna said...

There's no such thing as unrestricted free speech. Period. Not in the supposed bastions of a free press - the US, Australia, Canada, the UK, the Scandinavian countries etc.

You screw with somebody, you are gonna get screwed. Applies equally well to bloggers as well as politicians.

And what makes people think that bloggers are noble knights fighting against corruption, oppression or abuse of power? Oftentimes, these bloggers have their own agendas to push and their own particular targets to crucify, all in the name of "free" speech.

Hypocrites!

2:47 PM  
Peter Lim said...

I've convince my clients that we're not gonna advertise in NST anymore, it worth millions for the whole year budget

3:39 PM  
PH Chin said...

Hi Rocky & Jeff,

"When the goings get tough, the toughs get going"

You guys are the solid rocks of blog world in Malaysia. We are solidly behind you guys.

May God cherish and protect you!

3:40 PM  
Anonymous said...

hey. i really enjoy reading your blog though im not esxactly at an age which enjoys politics and stuff but you put it in such an interesting way that i love reading your blog. honestly, i find it really silly that their sueing you for that. i mean, where's the freedom in our country to voice out what we wanna say? and your clearly only stating the truth. is that so wrong? sighs. i worry for the future of our country sometimes. anyways. good luck. im sure you'll get through it all. God bless and take care.

10:24 PM  
.:»Ares«:. said...

Rocky, you have my support!

jianna,
however much i agree with your point that there is no unrestricted free speech,you aren't entirely correct. In the UK, criticisms can be voiced freely as long as it is within control even in free press..However, as far as I can see this isn't out of control at all. This is just plain misusing of the law. Just because the law says that this this and this is defamatory, doesn't mean that you can sue anyone who says this this and this. Especially when POLITICS is involved.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous said...

whoa...bro, that's a lot of support man! Now you know you're not alone. Its through guys like you, jeff and petra and the other 'alternative' bloggers, that give us pause for thought on what's going around us. From what I read too, I know there are loads of anonymous guys like me, who are in the system (and therefore anonymous) and well, don't have your balls lah. But honestly, you represent us ghosts, you talk the talk walk the walk, and most of what you talk make sense. And the posts you posts from other bloggers, well, they're just information available on the net for us to read and filter.
(By the way, I still seriously don't know why you allow monsterballs posts to appear - democracy has its drawbacks I guess).
So, I see everybody's gonna chip in for your defence - tell me when and where ya. In fact, there should already be movement (a real in the public movement) to raise the issues - we must make noise - real noise - make NST feel the power of our voices in public. T shirts, banners, stickers, anything guys!! Come on kickedefella, design a banner of t shirt (not the button lah!), we will buy it and proceeds go the the defence of rocky and co.
If rocky sinks, kali floats (just like shit) remember that!!!!

cucuparit

12:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

bro, for your sake m ever willing to chip in for your lawyer fee. they have to fight not rocky alone but the whole cyberian...jangan undurLAH


kunang2

12:33 PM  
Anonymous said...

Let's do mathematics here:

a) RM1.50 x 365 days = 547.5

b) If 100 readers "recruit" 10 each = 1000

c) 1000 x 547.50 = 547,500 (this half million can go to the fund)

d) If continue further POWER OF 10? The answer is 5,475,000. Yes, the more the merrier.

12:59 PM  
akino said...

Dont worry bro we'll support you with all our heart, because we know you'r in right side. The bloggers here know that!!!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

Ares

Don't be naivelah. Since when did NST free from politics? For god sake, it is owned by a political party.

When Rocky was somewhere up there, NST was controlled by somebody else. All the Chief Editors are politically appointed and has to toe the line. When these people are kicked out by the present power, they will suddenly become the voice of the people.

There is no total independence in journalism. Same as in UK, the Sun supports Labour, Guardian is Conservative, Daily Mail is the Conservative Bible and etc..Heck, CNN controlled every news that came out of Iraq.

8:43 PM  
A Voice said...

My dedication to you.

http://anotherbrickinwall.blogspot.com/2007/01/rocky-eye-of-tiger.html

I suggested a course of action for our cause and argumnets agst the insiduous Siber Party of Malaysia.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Bru Rocky,

We are not behind you in this fight but with you. You represent the freedom of speech for all unfortunate citizens in this land whose voice are silent by these puppets (NST) which "Blackout" by NST with orders from Putrajaya.

I will standby financially to support your fight.

Powermind

9:17 PM  
Anonymous said...

I am currently in Philippines. Just watched the CHANNEL NEWSASIA on tv. There is a crawling headline down there saying: "Press fears over Malaysia blogs lawsuit". rocky rock the world of bloggers.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous said...

Assalam Alaykum Ahirudin bin Attan.

I am a regular reader of Rocky's Bru but today, I am not with you in this fight. This is because you do not represent freedom of speech but simply a person who uses freedom of speech to further your own political ends.

I will not support your financially in this fight and will not donate money to your legal fund.

11:18 PM  
shar101 said...

Thank you Anon (11.18pm) and your non-contribution is acknowledged.

No, Anon, I'm not one of the trustees. They are the ones with the bona-fide credentials to accept any monies for the "Blogger United" fund.

***Will somebody re-adjust the 'Fund-O-Meter' please. We are now
RM0.25 short***

12:13 AM  
Firewall said...

With apology Rocky but do allow me this space and thanking you in advance.I had this posted at Malik Imtiaz's blog:

Malik, stay focus. While we understand the need for you to reply to some of the posters here, but don't waste anymore of your time to engage this bunch of people (those from SiPM and muhammad abdullah). And very soon too, few more other names will crop up here as they did at Rocky's, Jeff's, Sheih's, RPK's and Marina's.

We are profiling them. Let us be the ones instead, to engage them, not by replying to their spinning for their masters, but exposing and identifying who they really are.

The sooner we ignore and not allowing them this platform to create chaos and disunity among bloggers, the better prepared we are to face the real issue in hand.

Don't bother to reply us on this, gang of 4 (or should I add on 'th Floor' to it?). Our purpose and function is to sniff you all out.

PS: And so in here, we have Jianna now.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous said...

It amuses me that people can post " I am not for you comments". Sure, the world is round, there are many colours, there are many beliefs, but what amazes me is that, they all think Rocky has a political agenda?
Man, Anon 11.18pm, I am so sure that we all bloggers united will sorely miss your RM10 donation to the cause.

The cause - To fight for the right to be justly heard.
The cause - To teach our younger generation that you have to stand by what you said, as long as what you said is proven and justified.

If Rocky did not blog about the article in question, do you think NST will sue? And NST to sue, is a decision by the Management, who in turn will answer to its board. If another blogger attacks the Management individually, do you think they will sue? Here because, Rocky is a former senior person, and knows how they operate. ANything else that I may say may probably lend credence and cause more damage instead.

Ask yourself , those in doubt. BBC and another Australian newspaper carried the plagiarism article, why didn't NST sue them instead?

Why not?

9:54 AM  
pasquale said...

Rocky!

It was brought to the attention of Bill Gates about bloggers being sued here,and I was told he is willing and will "donate" some fund through a third party here or will make the contribution himself, either ways, and his words were, as I was told, "little people should not get into the big league, they simply p#$s me off" in reference, definitely not to you and Jeff, but to people who think they are truly powerful enough to think they can dictate when freedom can be excercised!

P.S. Hey guys there is this place between Telik Intan anbd Sabak Bernam that resembles North Dakota with its prarie, you all should go there when you can!

11:21 AM  
steven said...

wish u all da best. waiting to contribute to bloggers unite

1:14 PM  
by_kechik said...

Well, well, well..

What CAN I say? The others have said so much, and some very eloquently at that! All I wish to add is that you have arrived in a BIG way and I, along with scores of others, are solidly behind you.

I wish you all the best and hope that you drive the message home - that we are a free country, and we should have the freedom of speech.

Please do let us know when you set up the fund, for I am only too keen to contribute. I agree with the earlier suggestions to form a committee and I hope Datuk A. Kadir Jassin, Datuk Ruhanie dan Dato' Paduka Marina will agreed to the suggestion.

Good Luck and may be the force be with you. We most certainly are!

2:36 PM  
John Lee Ming Kuan said...

Salam kepada Encik Ahirudin.

Saya seorang pembaca surat khabar encik iaitu Rocky's Bru. Walaubagaimanapun pada hari ini saya tidak akan membantu encik dalam kes mahkamah di antara NSTP dan encik.

Ini disebabkan encik tidak mewakili kebebasan bersuara untuk warganegara Malaysia tetapi lagi mementingkan kepentingan sendiri. Saya sudah pun membuat keputusan dengan rakan-rakan saya yang lain dan kami semua tetap tidak akan menderma RM10 kepada tabung encik.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous said...

Sdr Ahirudin,

Saya melihat semua komen penyokong sahaja dan tidak ada pembangkang. Kita tahu kenapa. Saya fikir saudara delete semua komen yang menentang saudara untuk menunjukkan semua rakyat Malaysia bahawa saudara mempunyai lebih 200 penyokong.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous said...

wat d f*?
pity u guyz... why we can't post any thing we like? is our "home" democracy/democrazy?
n what the h* going on N$!?

let's stop post anything.. n move more & more backward till prince stone age..

g*d d**n previous commenter.. u like to watch show. is it? ppl give moral/$ support also kenot...
let's hope ppl curse you when "other ppl" support you.. bcos we want to do it like your way. f* off

2:04 PM  
orang muda said...

John lee ming kuan

You & yr friends can keep yr RM10/-

Nobody is asking you to donate &
Rocky isnt begging for your miserly RM10/.

Haiyaah...so perasaan!

5:30 PM  
calm down, think a bit. said...

Please, before you dismiss me as a pembangkang or penyokong and continue hollering, consider my point of view, and be polite in your replies.

All you who speak of justice and freedom of speech and rational thinking, PLEASE practice what you are preaching and refrain from foul language of crude imagery (e.g. all that talk about ball licking a**licking etc). Is THIS the way an educated, RATIONAL, THINKING society responds to criticism? Are you not putting yourself in a similar position to the people you are criticising?

Anyway, on to my main point :D

Disclaimer: No sides taken here, since I don't know the full story.

I agree with what was said somewhere above- it is as much their right to sue you as it is your right to free speech. In other words, if you are allowed to keep talking, they are allowed to keep suing. Because with the right to free speech comes the right to be offended at free speech (and you know of course in the USA plenty of people sue plenty of other people (mostly magazines and print media people) daily because they feel offended by the way they have been portrayed in certain articles.

Dear readers, please do not over-martyr our friend here. What we are seeing is a result of the justice system working; the law clearly has allowed for this. If Rocky and Jeffrey are speaking the truth the truth will set them free.

On the other hand, I think contributions to aid them in their defence finances are neccessary to ensure that the course of justice runs smoothly and that they are not disadvantaged purely because the other side can afford better lawyers.

ALSO, we should NOT boycott the NST here. The employees of NST should NOT have to bear the brunt of their employers' actions. Jobs are at stake here. Why worsen the economic situation in Malaysia further?

Think about it. Rocky and Jeffrey are being SUED. That is an exercise in the legal system, the capitalist economy, and is partly BECAUSE of freedom of speech in the first place.

Now if they were ARRESTED, only then would freedom of speech be in genuine danger.

See the difference?

8:17 PM  
Rikey® said...

If Bill Gates donates to help bloggers I'll get more Windows....

11:04 PM  
Rikey® said...

If Bill Gates donates to help bloggers here , I'll get more Windows!

11:05 PM  
rocky's supporter said...

Anonymous 3.54PM

Hang jeles kut fasai macai-net tak dapat sambutan sehebat rocky’s bru.

Lol!!

12:23 AM  
Anonymous said...

teruskan perjuangan bro...kita menulis atas kebenaran....

8:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Rakyat Pasir Gudang..
Rocky-san,
Don't worried so much.
You should play the games.
Prove to all that we are right.

8:39 PM  

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