The Election Commission (EC) announced on Tuesday that the 14th General Elections (GE14) will take place on Wednesday, 9 May.
Soon after, people began venting about the midweek polling day and how it is now even more challenging to make travel plans back home to vote.
A group of generous Malaysians took it to social media and started a movement that could make it to the history books.
Twitter users came forward to offer help in the form of funding as well as carpool rides to those who need help returning to their hometowns using the hashtags '#PulangMengundi'
Some of them have set aside money ranging between RM150 to RM1,000 to help pay their fellow Malaysians pay for their bus rides and flights back home.
Another group of Malaysians has also taken this initiative one step further by setting up a fund called 'Undi Rabu'
to help those who need to travel across the country to vote.
They have fixed a flat subsidy that is determined based on their location and mode of transportation.
If you would like to make a direct contribution
, visit this page
. Once you've done so, just upload your proof of transaction or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are seeking sponsors or travel assistance
, you can visit this page
to find help.
Alternatively, you can also contact Undi Rabu to pledge an amount. The recipients and donors' information will be shared with you to maintain transparency, unless requested otherwise.
We're excited to see this social media movement come to fruition this 9 May. Let's exercise our right as citizens and vote for our future.