Wednesday 2 April 2008

Bloggers Universe Malaysia 2008 TOUCHES DOWN ON 1st MAY 2008

One month to go, please mark your diaries

Yes, May Day – Your day, My Day, Our Day, unless thou a tycoon-boss be.

The majority of us are earning bread-and-butter working for others -- It is safe to assume this is the case for 95 percent of Malaysians, yes?

We would happily like to be proven wrong, and if any Bloggers reading this here who are also that rare multi-millionaire Bosses, please contact the BUM2008 Organising Committee pronto!

YES, there is such a committee labouring for weeks now laying the groundwork for BUM2008 to lift off.

In one way or another, celebrating Labour Day worldwide is giving recognition to the dignity of man’s labour, to be appropriately rewarded in remuneration that can provide decent Shelter, Food and Potential Development of the Individual, and a sense of Security and Well-being, especially in a country like Malaysia which is blessed with plentiful natural resources.

Holding this year’s BUM2008 is a double celebration of sorts as it is also working towards an annual initiative to mark World Press Freedom Day, which falls in the poetic month of May.

Next year, to make it three consecutive years, the Alliance of National Bloggers (AllBlogs) ideally would take on the task and challenge of organizing Bum2009.

Bloggers Universe Malaysia


is organized by a group of Bloggers in their individual capacities in association with a relatively young organisation called the Centre for Policy Initiatives.

The BUM2008 Organising Committee comprises the following:


YL Chong aka Desiderata


Bernard Khoo aka Zorro


Tony Yew

Helen Hoh, Webmaster Ipohlang who also designed the Banner above … Kudos!

Chris Chew aka mob1900 …who is famous for his lampooning posters, and splashed a Poster on Bum2008 that will become collectible!

Howsy, Bum2007 Co-chair who made a last-minute re-appearance on hearing that several APs are being offered as a Lucky draw this year!

Other VIP Members: Liew Hui Mei, Capt Yusof Ahmad, Frances Yee,

Who all seem quite clueless on their functions momentarily


RM50.00 per head to be paid into a Bank Account; For Information on ‘How and Where’, please Visit for details.




Date: 1st May 2008


The Lake View Club,

Lot 3606, SS12/1, Subang Jaya
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +603 3733-8342

Registration: 2.15pm to 3.00pm (14:15 to 15:00)


To be chaired by Zorro, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. (15:00 to 16:30)

The Topic is:

“Fostering Civil Society -- Various Voices”


Welcoming Address: YL Chong-Desi

  1. Sdr Ahiruddin Atan aka rockybru,

President, National Alliance of Bloggers

  1. Dato’ Syed Ahmad Idid,


  1. Dr Azmi Sharom,


  1. Dr Lim Teck Ghee
Director, Centre for Policy Initiatives

5. Sdri Jacqueline Ann Surin


Q and A session: 30 minutes

____________ HIGH-TEA BREAK _________


To be chaired by Desi, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. (18:00 to 20:00)

The Topic is:

“The Fifth Estate (Bloggers) as Agency for Change”


  1. Sdr Jeff Ooi, Blogger-MP

  1. Sdr William Leong, Lawyer-MP
  1. Sdr Haris Ibrahim, Human Rights Advocate
  2. Sdr Steven Gan, Editor-in-chief,
  3. Special Guest Speaker

Q and A session: 30 to 45 minutes

BUFFET DINNER starts punctually at 8.30pm (20:30)

There will be updates on the progress of this Bloggers’ Happening Event of the Year in Malaysia, please stay tuned.

NOTE This post based on Desi’s post, + a bit of spicing up, pictures etc.

Thanks Desi.

Note: If any pics are wrong, please yell, thanks.

Respice, adspice, prospice
- Examine the past, examine the present, examine the future

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