Those who live by the sword die by the sword.

For Malaysia’s Information Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, insulting the social networks made him the butt of jokes for early 2010.

Wrote The Malaysian Insider,

If the government needed proof of the power of the new media, they got it on Twitter this week when Information Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim — who recently spoke out against Web lovers — became an overnight Internet sensation.

The incident highlights how the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) remains detached from young, Internet-savvy urbanites.

On Tuesday afternoon, what started on the popular micro-blogging site Twitter as a handful of jokes about Rais swiftly and unexpectedly snowballed into a torrent.

Most of the posts, or tweets, were about Rais’ age and started with “Rais is so ancient...”. (For example, “Rais is so ancient, he can settle the debate over who started using ‘Allah’ first.”)

So #yorais so old….

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