Why the social media abuses in Ramadan?

Why the social media abuses in Ramadan?
A Muslim man reads the koran at a mosque during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur.

KUANTAN - It is a pity that people are hurling insults and abuses on social media even though it is the holy month of Ramadan, says the Tengku Puan of Pahang.

In her speech at a breaking of fast with orphans, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar said the media world could be divided into two - the mainstream and social media such as blogs.

"The mainstream media are credible while I do not even know what these bloggers are writing about," she said on Monday.

"Even during Ramadan, which is supposed to be our holy month, social media users are still endlessly posting insults and hurtful comments."

Seventy-one orphans were treated to a feast, courtesy of the Pahang Media Club, Pahang Islamic Council (MAIP) and Impiana Resort Cherating.

The club's president Datuk Nik Naizi Husin said the orphans were from the Kuantan and Indera Mahkota constituencies.

"The orphans may have lost their loved ones but we want to let them know that the community has not forgotten them," he said.

Tunku Azizah also presented goodies and duit raya to the orphans.

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