It has been a little over 2 days since the polling date for GE14 was announces and our social media has been flooded with mixed comments by fellow netizens. While 9th of May 2018 was declared as a public holiday, many are still trying to figure out the way to get home to cast their votes without spending a bomb on logistic arrangements.
Amidst of all the chaos, #PulangMengundi and #carpoolGE14 were created in the process and ended up as the top 2 trending topics on Twitter. To those who are not aware of these 2 trending hashtags, #PulangMengundi is used mainly to help those who need financial aids to travel back home during GE14, whereas #CarpoolGE14 is to help those who need transportation to go back to their respective DUN area.
We got to admit that while going though the endless sea of messages on Twitter with these 2 hashtags, we teared a little just looking at the overflowing love and unity that’s going on now regardless of age, religion, and race. We can definitely get used to this!
From : Puncak Alam
To : Sungai Besar, Selangor
Date : 8 May 2018
Time : 7pm/tbc
Meeting Point : Puncak Alam/Shah Alam
Available Seats : 3
— Ayusyera. (@Seraa_A) 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
Hi, if anyone needs to #PulangMengundi/kenal sesiapa yg perlu bantuan, my DM always available .
I have a small circle of friends would like to help for you guys to balik kampung and vote 😬
Its not much,hopefully it helps
— A (@AzwanAwalludin) April 10, 2018
Helping out with financial aid (undisclosed amount) for #PulangMengundi – will accept claims with travel receipts as proof, just reach out to me with travel plans beforehand to confirm budget allocation.
Priorities to students, East Msians, and partial subsidies.
— Mark (@markzoomy) April 10, 2018
I know it’s not much, but I should be able to finance up to RM300 to help people #PulangMengundi.
It most probably won’t be enough for flight tickets (I’m so sorry!), but it should cover some duit tol/duit tiket bas/duit petrol.
Please let me know how I can help.
— Ganaesh Devaraj (@ganaeshd) April 10, 2018
since i can’t vote yet…
TO IPOH VOTERS,
SLIDE INTO MY DMS IF Y’ALL NEED A RIDE BACK TO IPOH ON TUESDAY THE 8TH
No gender preference
Pickup: Subang Jaya LRT
I’m planning on leaving to Ipoh by 12pm ONLY if all 4 seats are filled. #PulangMengundi
— Uber4Undi (@twoharam) April 10, 2018
Some Malaysians are so brave that they’ve taken the liberty to tag Malaysia’s airline company like Airasia and MAS to ask for waiver or discount for flight tickets on Election period.
Hi @Airasia – waiver for change in dates is good and all, but the general public only knew about the voting date today, you see.
It would be way more helpful if you could lower your prices on #PulangMengundi dates for Peninsula ↔️ Sabah/S’wak.
Example below: KL ➡️Miri pic.twitter.com/gtzKbJVViO
— neddo khan (@neddokhan) April 10, 2018
Would you help sponsor? We’ve had some angels come forward. Could you join in too?
— klubbkidd™ (@klubbkiddkl) April 10, 2018
— Siti N. (@ctnurhidaya) April 10, 2018
That’s not all. A company’s internal memo was circulated online, with it’s content stating that the company is offering off days, allowances and fare for return tickets to their staffs just for GE14!
While we’re not too sure if the last one is legit news, looking at those heart warming tweets alone are enough to ignite the spirit of unity in our nation. There’s no need for us to waive the Jalur Gemilang flag because we’ve finally embodied the spirit of Jalur Gemilang.