It is the first of September 2008 and it is the start of the month of Ramadan of the Islamic calendar. With that Muslim in Malaysia and I believe the other part of the world start to fast during the day. Fasting is the state of the mind. In order for you to practice fasting you must be of a sound mind and fast not only by not eating and drinking during the day but you must also practice all the good value and not to even think of getting into doing evil. If you for a second thought of evil or do harm to others in whatever forms then your fasting is useless. So during this fasting month do behave and be a good person, for only that would your fasting be of any use.
In the recent elections many things happen and said by politicians who are against the teaching of Islam, which from the result does not go well with the voters and because of that change continue to happen. We need to put back the political system of the country on to the proper track where good governance would be the norm and value of the system. I believe the result of the March 8 election and the August 26 election would be the beginning of the change to come. We just celebrated the 51st Merdeka [Independence Day] celebration and it is time we get to see good governance in the political system. What the rakyaat [the people] want is accountability and transparency in every deal the government does, after all the government in a democracy is the representative of the people. Thus the people have the right to know.
Like the rays of light above that always give us joy and happiness each morning, it is our hopes and aspiration that the new political changes to come would bring greater joy to the rakyaat as well. Let us hope the future would be brighter as ever, beginning on this auspicious day of Ramadan 2008. Have a nice day.