I view with concerned the threat uttered by a university student against our PM.
No matter how much we disagree with another person, threat should never be used.
If we do not like any party, we use our votes to show it. Never should we use violence or even threathen violence against anyone.
Having said so, I pity the university student who I believe is really joking in his posting. If he is serious, he would not post it in facebook! As simple as that. If he is serious why let all others to see it? Unless he is just joking.
The younger generation is now using facebook in every aspect of their lives. It is their way of socialising; their way of communication with their friends. If this joke is uttered in private conversation in cafe and so on, it would just cause a laugh and nothing else, even though personally I think joking about threat is also not appropriate.
If his intention is just a joke, and that everyone else knows that he cannot be serious by posting in his facebook, then perhaps we should be lenient to him.
To err is human, to forgive is divine. He is just a student, without much experience in life and in how society operates. We must give him a chance if possible.
Let him know that it is very wrong to utter a threat against anyone. Let him repent. Maybe as a punishment, he could be sentenced to do a few weeks of community service at an old folks home and so on.
We should also delve into the reason why there is so much of partisanship among the people. People are much more partisan now.
As I see it, this is partly the result of playing up race and religions, and partly because of the perceived uneven playing field for the opposition parties.
Maybe it is time now to take a look at ourselves and start treating each other, irrespective of race or creed or political stand , with equality and mutual respect.