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Keeping technology and society in check


THE incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple last week shows how fragile the state of social stability in Malaysia is. And it highlighted in a stark way the power of social media, for better or worse.

In other countries, social media has been associated with riots and violence. It played a big role in riots in the United Kingdom in 2011, prompting David Cameron to ask whether it would be right to ban people using Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry messenger “when we know they are plotting violence and disorder”.

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