WHO SUF­FER

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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.

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