I can’t help but laugh after reading the latest article from TechCrunch.
The founder of Fusion Garage, Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan, isn’t a good guy. He has been caught plagiarizing articles. His previous company Radixs disintegrated in shareholder disputes and angry employees. We didn’t learn about this until last Summer because Singapore media, including blogs, are largely controlled by the government. Embarrassing stuff just isn’t reported.
The entire Singapore blogosphere is laughing at Mike Arrington’s lack of knowledge about the Singapore blogosphere. I bet the Singapore government agencies are scratching their heads now. They must be wondering since when did they have control over the blogosphere. I know the government wished they could control the new media. But they can’t. Look, if the government had control over the blogosphere, my Prime Minister would not have proposed a 24 hour cooling period for the upcoming election.
I can’t say much for the rest of Singapore media. But the local blogs are definitely not controlled by the government. And to think that someone actually thought that a government could control the blogosphere made me roll on the floor and laugh. I know some people say that my government is authoritarian. But I think Mike has given them too much credits. How could my government have the power to control the blogosphere? After blogging for so long, I’m surprised that Mike Arrington can come to a conclusion that a government could control the blogosphere. What a joke.
And I find it funny that as an entrepreneur and lawyer, Mike Arrington didn’t do a proper background check on his partner, Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan? And it took him 1 year to finally know about his partner’s history. You got to be kidding. And I’m so sorry that as a blogger, I didn’t blog about Radixs. But seriously, who cares about a dispute between shareholder and employees of a relatively unknown company. Are we supposed to blog about every single thing in Singapore so that our beloved TechCrunch editor will not be conned? Well, if that is the case, let me just say that the owners of the Hainanese Chicken Rice store near my house just had a dispute lately over the number of ginger they should use when cooking the rice. Better blog about it just in case Mike Arrington decides to work with some Chicken Rice store in the future and complain that we Singapore blogosphere didn’t tell him that cook chicken rice need to put ginger.
Screw you Mike! Don’t blame the Singapore blogosphere if you didn’t do your homework. If you are going to work with someone, make sure you do enough background check before embarking on the project. Don’t blame others if anything goes wrong. It is your fault for not checking properly. And by blaming the local media and blogosphere, you are making yourself a laughing stock.
No wonder Leo Leoporte say Mike Arrington is the most trollish person he has ever worked with.