这篇《Chinese Portals Have A Field day》文章指出，华社在2001年马华收购「南洋报业控股」、张晓卿成立「世华媒体集团」一统大马中文媒体事业，以及308政治海啸后，大量网站新闻和部落格崛起。
Politicians are also known to have employed “professional gunfighters” who come out with blogs and websites to attack their enemies but their bias is pretty obvious and readers often see through it.
However, the websites and blogs of politicians are not as popular as those helmed by serving and former journalists.
Among them is Oriental Daily deputy news editor and political writer Lum Chih Feng who blogs on www.oceanlum.wordpress.com. His site has become so popular that he is often invited to give his views on various political issues at Chinese language forums.
It helps that he works for a newspaper that is perceived to be more independent as it does not belong to Tiong.