Malaysia 13th General Election #GE13

5 May 2013
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As all Malaysians know, today, 5th May 2013 is Malaysia’s 13th General Election Day aka #GE13. Many Malaysians including me have been feeling very nervous since yesterday night! I purposely woke up at 8am to prepare myself and a browse through Facebook in early morning gave me a shock! So many friends of mine already voted and many of them reported long queue everywhere!! I hurriedly ate my bread and dash out from Cheras to Sekolah Rendah Agama Kampung Puah (Sekolah Rendah Bilal bin Rabah). KIASU!

But by the time I reached, the queue already very long T_T

Long queue at polling station
Long queue at polling station

Luckily my dad brought me an umbrella from the car (Thanks dad!). I waited for around 30 minutes in the queue. Suddenly, everyone moved into the school quite fast and then it hit me. WE DON’T NEED TO QUEUE WAN! =.=” Yeah, we actually don’t need to queue into the school… we can just walk in. The place became crowded because people go check their voting channel (Saluran) and No. Siri only. Those who already knew these info can proceed to queue up according to their Saluran.

Ahhhh what a long queue! And can you see how sunny it is?
Ahhhh what a long queue! And can you see how sunny it is?

Seriously, I almost fainted from the heat as I’ve been standing near the window for more than 30 minutes! The flow should be more in control and police should guide us instead of just looking and watching. The voters around me were very friendly though, chatted with quite a number of them. That’s a very good environment =)

Warga emas queuing to vote but... where's the line?
Warga emas queuing to vote but… where’s the line? 

My father was lucky because he’s considered as warga emas so he doesn’t need to queue up much. Or so I thought. Turned out that the police failed to make the voters queue up in one line! See the photo above! My dad also said there are some impatient voters who push around and insisted to vote together with their gang =.= No bangla spotted at the time I voted though, which is a good thing.

After the long wait, finally done my role as a voter! *proud*
After the long wait, finally done my role as a voter! *proud*

Used tissue to wipe off as much indelible ink as possible after taking photo using my phone camera outside the school. Time taken definitely more than 1 minute lor… who said it was supposed to dry completely in 3 seconds?

Anyways, tapau-ed Ayam Goreng McD home for lunch to reward myself. Don’t dare to use left hand to eat cos scared the indelible ink is poisonous. But still, it’s very hard to eat chicken single-handedly so I still use it to hold the chicken bone. To my horror, the ink came off when in contact with the oil! :O

See? Almost no more ink already!
See? Almost no more ink already!

I saw that the person from SPR said that he’s not worried that the indelible ink will come off quick because we cannot vote tomorrow and our names have been crossed off. Yes, I know. But the thing now is, why you spent so much money buying some inks that we can wash off easily? Use marker pen only la!

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  • "why you spent so much money buying some inks that we can wash off easily? Use marker pen only la!"

    wahaha. well said πŸ™‚

  • my parents did it in a while :X

  • Nervous? First time voting or what? : )

  • Yes horribly long queue this time. By the time I left around noon, no more queues! Should have gone during lunch hour, then no need to stand in the sun for more than 1 hour! LOL!

  • I think the indelible ink is a complete waste of money if it can be washed off!

  • Lucky you… at my session they insisted we queued to check despote us having our printed copies and digital copies in our devices. Am glad when the crowd spoke up..they relented and allowed us to proceed to our rooms.

  • I know it's not practical to completely remove the ink (it takes a dedicated person to do that). Regular citizens who washes their hands normally will wash it off, but not completely.

    However, it can be done and it's supposed to last 7 (or 3, depending on who you ask) days.

    My mom says my niece's play ink lasts longer than that and is harder to wash off.

    To think of the millions we spent on it.

    I realize the ink gets off easily with oil when eating too!

    I didn't have to queue too, it was quiet coz I went around 11 am instead of in the morning. I actually used my cell phone to take a photo of my ballot paper and someone told me it was illegal. πŸ™‚

    • LOL yeah! That's illegal! Luckily someone told you XD

  • Lots of lines yesterday…

    • Yeah! It's good though to see all Malaysians unite and come out to vote

  • Oooooo…so many people. I went earlier, too many people…so I waited till lunch time – people would be busy eating…and walked right in, smooth sailing all the way…no problem at all. Everybody's so friendly and jovial. Double thumbs up!

    • Same here! Everyone is so friendly, all smiles πŸ™‚

  • Oh dear, did you turn blue today for eating that blue chicken?

    • LOL I didn't put that in my mouth la!! Or else sure kena poisoned already

  • Didn't know it rubs off with oil. Maybe it's oil-based ink?

    • I didn't know too! Just discovered it by chance πŸ˜€