My colleague reminisced the past few elections, during polling day, there would be plenty of cars driven by volunteers to polling stations. The cars would be donning either parties’ flags. Generally, everybody would just car pool if they don’t have their own transport. So far, she has voted probably 4x and she and her mom would hitch a ride from these volunteers because they do not drive or own a car.
With the current escalating crimes spiraling out of control the past five years, she’s too wary to hitch a ride from strangers anymore! It’s too risky! Even if the cars do have stickers or flags on them, she wouldn’t want to hitch a ride anymore. I guess I will offer her and her mom a ride to the polling station – even if it meant, not the same as mine on 5/5/2013!
So you have it… the perception of crimes in our country. It’s indeed dark and too scary.
Vote wisely, fellow Malaysians. Vote for safety and security. Vote for peace of mind. Vote for justice.