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Malaysian netizens offer to cover travel costs to cash-strapped voters

AS election fever picks up in Malaysia and with polling day set mid-week on May 9, several netizens in the Southeast Asian country have banded together to crowdsource funds and transportation to help their fellow countrymen exercise their right to vote. The hashtags #PulangMengundi (return to vote) to provide funds for flight and bus fares, and #CarpoolGE14 to arrange shared vehicle rides back to voters’ constituencies, began to emerge on Tuesday within hours of the Election Commission’s announcement that polling date would fall on a Wednesday next month. I'm happy to see Malaysian hype up to help everyone in need this #GE14.We have 1) #PulangMengundi to help those who need funds to go back to GE.2) #CarpoolGE14 to help those who need transportation. Our differences makes us stronger. #Malaysia — Anakin (اناكين) and 227 others (@mimierhmn) April 10, 2018 Many netizens and activists alike took to Twitter and other social...

 

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