“Groups that are internet-savvy (aged 18 – 60) will account for more than 70 per cent of the voting population come the 15th general election (GE15).
“As it is, millions of Malaysians are hooked to the internet on a daily basis and derive most of their opinions from the social media.
“So, no matter what you think of ceramah turnouts, rallies or social events, political awareness is shifting online and will decide GE15 in a big way.
“The election will see the rise of a group of political activists, who, with the right will and attitudes, will win seats as independent candidates if they so desire it.
“They will win for peanuts.
“Even the Makciks and Pakciks are fast learning to use Facebook and WhatsApp and are leaning more and more towards online activists.
“But as usual, nobody will believe me.
“Political dinosaurs and thinkers who met me prior to the 14th general election refused to believe me when I warned them of a “veteran revolution” online.
“Then, when it finally happened, they went mum.
“The problem is, humans are destined to repeat their mistakes.
“They have consistently found it difficult to think out of the box since the days of the Roman Empire and will continue to remain in their make-believe worlds for generations to come.
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
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