unity — a rather hard commodity, even in Malaysia, where politics rule the day, every day.
Many in social media hurl all kinds of abuse towards others despite knowing full well that’s not helpful at all.
Again, it depends from where you’re coming from. Look at the vitriol and counter vitriol about the Sulaiman Yassin (Mat Over) and David Teoh dramatic incident in front of the prime minister, the latest in a long line of cyber-thrash talking.
It is not the failure of our education system to inculcate good values, but the utter disregard of the human spirit in cyberspace, akin to when Malaysians start driving, that needs a remedy.
For Muslims who take Ramadan and its history seriously, this is the most suitable time to change in communication behaviour, at least in cyberspace.
Our so called problems, though, pale in comparison to those confronting a graver threat to life and limb.
May Ramadan this year be kinder to those who are suffering and make us appreciate the peace and security in Malaysia.