Taking a break from the intense and fiery social/political debates, bloggers taking the opportunity to extend Hari Raya greetings (Graphics by Dayang Norazhar/The Mole)
Hari Raya is definitely one occassion bloggers want to share with all their readers.
Widely accepted as Malaysia's most prominent sopo blogger former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his blog Che Det wrote : “I alongside my wife (Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali) wish all Malaysians a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, especially to the readers of this blog.’’
“Maaf Zahir & Batin.”
Stop The Lies also took the opportunity to post in its blog a short note to mark the occassion: “Here’s wishing all of you a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.”
“Have a pleasant holiday and drive safe.’’
“We will also take a short Raya break and will be back soon.’’
Blogger Syed Akbar Ali who blogs under Out Syed The Box wrote: “Allow me to wish everyone, friend and non-friend alike, Selamat Hari Raya. Wishing all of you very happy moments in your gatherings with family and friends.”
“Drive safely back to your hometowns and kampungs (villages). Do not speed and pace yourselves well on the road.’’
Syed Akbar further said : “Most important of all is to be with people we care about and the people who care about us. This is very important. Don’t waste your precious time with the folks who are less than polite or who may not give you the time of day.’’
This year will be the fifth year blogger Jebat Must Die takes time out to extend Hari Raya greetings to readers regardless of race, religion and age.
“Throughout five years of writing in this blog, I have gained good and beneficial comments from my readers, while criticism is (asam garam) part and parcel of the Cyber world.’’
The blogger expressed that he accepted all these with a calm heart and never felt offended.
"I wish God's blessings and mercy to all my readers and I pray we will not lose touch.''
“In all humility, I apologise for harsh words said to all the readers throughout our interaction.’’
Considered the doyen of Malaysia's sopo bloggers Datuk Ahirudin Attan or better known as Rocky Bru reminded Malaysians in this festive season to spare a thought for Malaysia's police force who are on duty throughout the holidays.
In his blog, Rocky wrote : “When we were kids, we would look forward to celebrate in our kampong in Lubok China, Melaka.”
“Each time without fail, we would be reminded to give a doa (prayer) for those ‘’di perbatasan’’ (at border) who could not be home to celebrate with the family.’’
“Do spare a thought for those on duty as we enjoy the ketupat and rendang,'' Rocky said.
"To all my readers wherever you are, Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin.''