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Fancy a bowl of pan mee? It’s free… if you vote on May 9

April 15, 2018 7:14 AM
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What better than a bowl of pan mee after casting your vote? — Picture from Instagram/cinnyngPETALING JAYA, April 15 — Malaysians might have divided opinions when it comes to who they should vote for on May 9 but if there’s one thing that unites us, it’s food.

Forget the ‘crispy’ rendang debate; what better than a hot bowl of pan mee after casting your vote on May 9?

Noodle chain Meet Mee said it would serve free bowls of pan mee at three of its branches in Desa Setapak, Danau Kota and Sungai Long to voters on election day.

“People are not voting because of our pan mee, but this is our way of playing our part in the general election,” a spokesman for Meet Mee told a local television station.

He added that Meet Mee’s gesture is nothing compared to the thousands of Malaysians who are helping one another to travel back to their voting constituencies before May 9.

All you have to do is show your finger dipped in indelible ink as proof that you have voted.

A regular bowl of pan mee at Meet Mee is about RM8.10 while a large serving costs RM9.20.

Klang’s Eng Chun Bak Kut Teh posted on its Facebook page on Friday that a total of 500 sets of bak kut teh with rice worth RM5,500 will be up for grabs at its two outlets to those who can prove they have voted on election day.

Both outlets in Klang — one in Taman Berkeley and Taman Sentosa — charge RM11 per bowl and for those craving a free bak kut teh, all you have to do is show the indelible ink on your finger as proof that you have voted.

The owner of the bak kut teh restaurant, Huang Yongjin, however, expressed his hope that Malaysians would come out to vote early so that his 15 workers could also exercise their right to vote later in the day.


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