Tomorrow is the 1st day of the holy month of Ramadhan.
May this month truly be the month of blessings, a month full of forgiveness and guidance for all of us. May God bless us with happiness and grace our homes with warmth and peace.
Usually, as common sense dictates, we shall try to resist and desist any forms of extremism in the commentary sections, not only in this blog but in other platforms as well. As we all know, moderation should not be confined in the real world. It should germinate in cyberspace as well. A virtue which is quite scarce to find these days among the more fervent and fanatical commentators we can see out there.
But this might be a normal occurrence as the prospect of general election looms. It is hoped that the psyche of the people in cyberspace can withstand the onslaught of malicious, seditious and plain repulsive behaviour amongst the barrage of articles and commentaries that will populate the social media.
The 2008 general election was at the apex of social media play where groundworks for the political campaign within cyberspace started extensively since 2006 and was primarily led by the opposition. But now, with the pro-government elements having a rather equal footing, and the near maturity level of twitter and facebook accounts as well as the mushrooming of news websites, the Malaysian socio-political universe coming to this next general election could reach a new apex altogether. It could be exciting. But it could very well be troubling.
But I digress.
Have a great Ramadhan to everyone!