Mid-week polls a hurdle, but some Malaysians will still make trip home to vote

Coach tickets from Singapore to Malaysian cities sold out in hours, and Facebook carpooling groups linking drivers seeking passengers, and the other way round, sprang to life.
Coach tickets from Singapore to Malaysian cities sold out in hours, and Facebook carpooling groups linking drivers seeking passengers, and the other way round, sprang to life. PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

Overseas Malaysians are dismayed that their election falls on a weekday, saying it would hinder them from returning home to vote.

Others scrambled to make travel plans after May 9, a Wednesday, was declared Polling Day by the Election Commission (EC) at noon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline 'Mid-week polls a hurdle, but some Malaysians will still make trip home to vote'. Print Edition | Subscribe