Monday, 29 April 2013


I read an article about "Balkanisasi Siber: Gangguan Kepada Semangat 1Malaysia" that been written by Dr. Rahmat Ghazali. The article is from his blog called Suara Murba. It is a very interesting article and it caught my attention while I am reading it. This article is about people that tend to be aggressive towards each other when they are not in the same opinion or ideology. They created a certain group according to their desire or believe. For example are football fans. The Manchester United fans do not like the Liverpool fans. They will hates each other because of their different believe and perspective. Each of the football fans will defends their own football team because they were very fanatic with their own football. They will not tolerate of the other team look down on their team.

The writer said that the freedom of internet use is the cause of the segregation among ethnic in Malaysia. The society should not been able to use the internet freely. It is because in the internet world not all that been provided in there are informative and truthful. Sometimes, other people could edit it or rewrite the information and it will create an insult towards other people. Other than that, this will create hatred that will destroy the unity among ethnic in Malaysia. Therefore, the government should take drastic action towards the internet use in Malaysia. The government could create another rule or act to overcome this situation. The parents also should play an important role in monitoring their children on the internet. The parents could block the necessary website that will bring harm to their children minds such as pornography or political issues.

Furthermore, the writer suggests that we must not be bias in reading or watching about political issues. We must read both parties to understand and to know whether to believe it or not. The society must not be one sided reader. The example that the reader provided are the Harakah and Suara Keadilan newspaper. The writer said that the newspaper contain only about political issues. Some of the issues are reflect badly towards the government. This will corrupt the society mind about the government and they will hate the government. So, the society must be professional in believing this ideology or opinion. The society must do a research and investigate about these political issues. They must not believe it entirely on the both side of the parties. They must be neutral when this kind of political issues appears.

In conclusion, the writer also point out that the society must not be too obsessive about certain group or parties. This action will lead to racial among ethnic in Malaysia. This will bring harm to Malaysian harmony and peace. Consequently, the society must not be racist towards each other. They must help each other no matter skin color, religious and believe they hold. This will establish unity among ethnic in Malaysia. This also will make Malaysia become a develop country because of the unity among multi-racial people in Malaysia. The other ethnic also will respect other ethnic religion and believe. The bond among these Malaysian will not break easily and will stay strong for a long time. This is because we hold on one objective that is to make Malaysia recognize as an develop and peaceful country.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Absolute Freedom of the New Media Would Bring Harm to Social Harmony

New Media is the forms of communicating in the digital world. It is something that we publish or read in the Internet. The user must obtain desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets to communicate with other people. Every company in the developed world is involved with new media. The concept that new methods of communicating in the digital world allow smaller groups of people to congregate online meeting and share information, sell and swap goods or services. It also allows more people to have a voice in their community and in the world in general (M. Krishnasamy, 2012).

Nowadays, internet is one of the primary needs which cannot be separated from life. Generally, internet is able to give various benefits for all users start from the easiness to communicate to market your products or services. On internet you can expand your social network and business easily. Unfortunately, internet brings not only benefits or positive effects but also negative effects for users like pornography, cyber bullying, online fraud, or internet addiction.

Internet is the easiest media to get porn material. It is true because you can see many sites which provide pornographic pictures and videos for free. It might not a big deal if you are adult already but what if you have children and they access those sites. They will get free access to it and their mind will fill with the unnecessary information. This also will make the children addict to it. Therefore, it will lead to making actual sex with other people. Finally, abortion or baby dumping will happen due to the free excess of internet use. The parent also can blocking feature from the web browser so they can’t access bad sites easily.

Internet enables users to do cyber bullying to others especially through their social media accounts. There are many types of social network such as Facebook and Twitter. Usually the cyber bullying’s actors will insult and harass their victims by using ‘negative’ words. This can cause social conflicts which are able to harm many people. Sometimes, the cyber bullying will involve many sides of people. Some cyber bully will hack the other person account and do bad things to his social account. To prevent this problem you must not give your personal detail on your account.  You must only choose add or follow people who you know on your social media accounts.

Online fraud is usually about lying to other people regarding general knowledge and public awareness. For example is defamation. People can defame other person and making people hate him or her. The haters will do anything to make the people they hate look bad. Sometimes, they create fake social account of other people and write a chaos statement. Usually people are very well known such as artist or political people are been used and defame in the social network. The haters usually write in their blog and provide some editable picture as evidence. Some people are easily fooled by the deception created by the bad blogger.

In conclusion, the government should control the internet usage in Malaysia. It is because the internet could damage our future leader mind and they will also lack skill of leadership. Therefore, we must control the internet freedom. Just let knowledgeable information being shared not some random gossip. The people will use it as a tool in learning and educate people. This will brings a lot of benefit to our children and society.