Political analyst and blogger Khoo Kay Peng agrees that the Internet will play a crucial role in the coming elections. It is a dynamic tool for forwarding news, he said.
“One thing you can find in the Internet is grassroots activism. People who read become part of the activism movement. There are groups in Facebook to support various causes. This was not seen in 2004. In a span of four years, the Internet has gotten into the political process,” he said.
According to Khoo, if political parties can harness the Internet well, they should not complain about lack of access to the traditional media, which are facing stern competition from the online media. “The Internet has perhaps made the playing field more level,” he added.
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