Rais said that rather than resorting to such an act, it would be better for them to express their dissatisfaction through the proper channels like writing articles and to speak out on whom they disliked, what was wrong and what was inappropriate.
“Rather than bashing the flag, it’s better for them to take it out on the person concerned or the leaders that they don’t like,” Dr Rais added.
At the same time Rais has called for the creation of an internal council or mechanism to monitor bloggers.
He said that he was worried about enforcement which was not up to the mark and having such a council would help in enforcement.
He said that the arms of the law might not be long enough to reach bloggers outside the country but if the blogger was in the country, something could be done and it was all a question of will.
(Source: NST: Rais wants bloggers monitored, proposes watchdog council)
He want the bloggers to express their dissatisfaction through writing articles which speaks out on whom they dislike, what was wrong and what was appropriate.
But, at the same time, he wanted greater enforcement and a tighter monitoring mechanism to control what bloggers write, how they should write and what is expected from bloggers in their writing. That's the freedom of expression in our democratic system? Freedom to write whatever is approved and promoted?
What is freedom? Free to be a slave; free to be poor; free to write what they want you to write; free to pay; free to be arrested; free to accept what the system ruled you must accept; free to be free of freedom; free >>>>>>> Born Free! I am now confused with the meaning of freedom. I understand liberty and freedom and the need to promote peace and harmony for the greater good of the society; but society must be society at-large; not a segment of an elite society.