Saturday, April 25, 2009

Umno to use cyberspace to woo young voters

Umno to use cyberspace to woo young voters
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Saturday, 25 April 2009 20:11
(Bernama) - Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan said the party is aware of the important role of the new media in moulding the political minds of the young and will use cyberspace to attract voters.

"The new media has been very effective in influencing the young politically. We need to find new ways to engage the young in cyberspace.

"It must be done fast as studies showed that the Internet played an important role in influencing young voters," he said after opening the parent-teacher association meeting of Sekolah Rendah Ayer Baloi here today.

Ahmad said he would be meeting the Umno wings, academicians and non-governmental organisations to find effective ways to engage the young in cyberspace.

The Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said Umno would continue to hold meetings, talks and seminars and use the print and electronic media to disseminate information.

"We will use unconventional ways that will be appreciated by the people to show that we are here to serve," said Ahmad who spent a night in the home of a Felda settler in Kulaijaya last week.

He did not discount possibility that key performance indicators (KPI) be used on the party information machinery just like that implemented for ministers and deputy ministers.

"Umno information bureau at branch, division, state and national level may be asked to list their programmes for the month and year.

"I will also seek the view of former information chiefs Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib, Tan Sri Yusof Noor and Datuk Mustapa Mohamed," he added.

2 comments:

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

It is good that now they are aware.
But 10 years too late.
It is very "lonely" in our socio political cyberspace as there is a lack of pro bn websites that is professional. Let us know if they can mounts a challenge with good writing skill such as MalaysiaToday by YM Raja Petra Kamarudin.

Pakatan Rakyat is definitely on the right track about the NEP and .
najib is now forced to abolish some of the NEP .
Same story about tolled highways.
bn is now forced to restudy all the loop sided contracts.
Without PR and without the supports from Malaysians during the 12th General Election, this will not be possible.
Let us push for the IPCMC.
The polis are getting out of control.

Haris Angel said...

Salam sejahtera.

kita rakyat malaysia mesti bersatu padu. Buat apa PAS pun kata nak bertanding. PKR pun nak bertanding.
Anwar perlu teliti kalau wakil mereka macam budak Fairuz itu lari dari tanggungjawab, siapa yang tanggungjawab? Kan rugi duit dan masa rakyat?
Fairus dengan angkuh sekarang kata dia tidak bersalah dan akan balik kat politik selepas balik dari melanjutkan pelajaran. Dan PKR setuju dan tepuk tangan!

Lepas itu, bila orang suruh SPR teliti cadangan kenakan penalti terhadap wakil rakyat yang berhenti tanpa sebab munasabah, geng Pakatan, seperti Lim Kit Siang dan Faris Musa (timblan AMK) kata Dato’ Mukhriz (timbalan menteri MITI) dan Tan Keng Liang (ketua pemuda gerakan kedah) yang keluarkan cadangan penalti terhadap orang yang tidak bertanggungjawab sebagai kenyataan daripada orang “tidak berakal”. Lihat kat:-

http://www.suarakeadilan.com/sk/berita-utama/2009/04/4408

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2009/04/21/why-there-should-be-by-elections-in-the-three-state-assembly-seats-of-jelapang-behrang-and-changkat-jering-in-perak-and-the-parliamentary-seat-of-kulai/