Other than clashing with Bruno Mars’ highly anticipated show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysians have shown dissatisfaction regarding the inconvenient GE14 Polling Day that falls on 9 May on a Wednesday. However, they’ve also gathered together to help each other out for this upcoming event to prove that we’re all in this together.
Led by users @yesitshanna and @klubbkiddkl on Twitter, the movement sees netizens who understand the struggle faced by many voters who need the funds to get back to their own hometowns in time for Polling Day. It was a generous gesture by the two, which led to more users to step out and show support for those who need the extra help.
Do you need help getting home to vote? Are you in a position, financially, to help someone get home to vote?
Comment below if you answered yes to either of these. Let’s see if we can match up willing donors to people in need.
— Hanna Alkaf (@yesitshanna) April 10, 2018
Besides funding, Twitter users tweeted to carpool together, while some companies provide a day off and travel expenses to employees who need it. It’s heartwarming to see Malaysians work together towards a greater cause for this election, a feat to put the ruling coalition under pressure after a long grip on power.
How do Malaysians respond when the EC calls for a Wednesday polling day? By getting together to car pool back home to vote. #PulangMengundi
— Maria Chin Abdullah (@mariachin) April 10, 2018
I didn’t register to vote and missed the chance when i finally found out how and where to register. But i don’t want anyone else to miss out on the chance to vote just because they couldn’t afford to travel. So anyone who is in need of some help to #PulangMengundi, pls reply.
— Att Yusof (@thisissoatt) April 10, 2018
I would like to get in on this #PulangMengundi effort. Every vote is important and every citizen should have the opportunity to exercise that right. Hit me up if you’re having issues getting home on polling day. @yesitshanna @bahiry @tashny
— Umapagan Ampikaipakan (@umapagan) April 10, 2018
This is also the first weekday poll in almost two decades, an attempt rights activists and opposition leaders think would dent voter turnout. So if you’re someone who needs financial aid, feel free to reach out to some of these users with your voter registration confirmation.
Missed out on the opportunity to vote or is qualified to be a voter in the next year? You might want to check out our guide for newbies here, thank us later.