One of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s books I bought recently is titled with “Chedet.com Blog Merentasi Halangan” or “Chedet.com. .blogging to unblock”. The book contains some articles that were published in Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s blog. But I was surprised by the title of the book. What does it mean? Where does come from?!
C.H.E.Det is a pseudonym that Dr. Mahathir Mohamad contributed to The Sunday Times under while he was at college between 1946 and 1950.
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s blog, sis called “Dr. Mahathir Mohamad” but it is registered under domain name http://www.chedet.com.
In the preface of the blog, Dr. Mahathir says: “Welcome to my Weblog. This site is dedicated to publishing my writings as and when I am able to pen my thoughts and opinions. Interested parties, including the Press, may reproduce or quote materials published with the condition that they are credited to CHEDET.CC . Comments must be accompanied by names or pseudonyms. Anonymous postings and those containing profanities and obscenities will be rejected”.
Dr. Mahathir has started his own personal blog on May 1st of 2008 and he posts from time to time, and today his blog is read by millions of people.
I found his posts very interesting to be read, and I will try to translate some of those posts which are only written in Bahasa Melayu.