Did you notice how pleasant the political climate was during the fasting month? Muslim politicians were all on their best behaviour! Or, maybe, the fast made them too tired to fight! Well, whatever the reason, the political temperature was pleasantly cool.
Otherwise, with the Malay community divided between Umno, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Bersatu, Amanah and PAS and now with a Malay opposition, Malay politicians go for the jugular! All sorts of accusations would come up, some giving us little shocks that take a couple of days to recover from. The political climate is often hot and intense, with the back-knifing particularly sharp. Often, non-Muslim politicians join in the fray! So, Malaysian politics is a rojak of issues which often causes temperatures to rise.
Of course, all this is normal in politics. Politics is never even-tempered! Nevertheless, it was nice that there was no major political tussle during the Muslim fasting month. It was a nice way to celebrate Hari Raya. I hope it will stay that way now that Hari Raya is over.
Maybe Muslim politicians should carry on fasting indefinitely, then there will be harmony in the country even when Hari Raya is over!
Still in the Hari Raya mood, wishing all of you Selamat Hari Raya! Maintain the tranquillity of fasting!