KUALA LUMPUR • Immediately after Malaysia's Election Commission announced that Polling Day would be on May 9, a Wednesday, netizens made it known loud and clear that this was no way to treat outstation voters, including those who are overseas.
More than 120,000 people signed an online petition asking the King to declare May 9 a public holiday, which the government did eventually. Thousands organised themselves on Facebook and Twitter to carpool and even crowdfund more than RM80,000 (S$27,000) to be used to cover the cost of return tickets for those who have to go back to work on Thursday, May 10.
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