PETALING JAYA, April 17 — The #UndiRabu crowdfunding initiative set up by Malaysians on Twitter to help their fellow Malaysians go home to vote has collected more than RM140,000 in just a week.The group announced that the campaign that started April 11 saw donors giving a total of RM141,897.21 as at 10pm yesterday, while it had distributed RM45,050 of the funds to subsidise the travel plans of voters at the same time.
#UndiRabu Update 2200— Azira (@ladymissazira) April 16, 2018
16 Apr '18:
The rest of the fund is still being disbursed by the team. For those who’ve requested earlier, please check your email & bank account. Tweet us using #UndiRabu to acknowledge. TQ. #PulangMengundi
#UndiRabu also announced on Twitter its second round of applications for financial aid, as well as contributions to the fund.
The initiative is part of the #PulangMengundi movement that has popped up on several social media platforms with offers to subsidise travel expenses.
The group is offering to subsidise up to RM200 for flights to East Malaysia.
In addition, those travelling within the peninsula to vote — whether by bus, train or car — will get RM50 to cover their fare and toll expenses.#PulangMengundi, meanwhile, announced that #UndiRabu and a carpooling initiative for those seeking transport on polling day, #CarPoolGE14, are now accessible to all through the website, www.PulangMengundi.com, as a one-stop information platform.
It advised the public to follow its updates on Twitter via official accounts @Pulang_Mengundi and @CarpoolGE14, saying the hashtags had been hijacked by thousands of automated spam bots that flooded the timeline and made it difficult for contributors and those seeking help to connect.
Hashtag #CarpoolGE14 & #PulangMengundi di timeline kini diganggu oleh 'bots' sehingga menyukarkan anda mencari rakan perjalanan atau memohon bantuan kewangan.— #CarpoolGE14 (@CarpoolGE14) April 17, 2018
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Buat sementara, selain menggunakan #PulangMengundi #CarpoolGE14 yang diserang bots mereka terdesak yang membanjiri dan menghalang bantuan disalurkan, ini langkah-langkah yang anda boleh ambil.— Pulang Mengundi (@Pulang_Mengundi) April 17, 2018
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