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Posted on May 6, 2013

Election Day in Malaysia- May 5th, 2013 Challenging The Longest Running Party In History

Election Day in Malaysia- May 5th, 2013 Challenging The Longest Running Party In History

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Turns out this party has been in rule for 55 years, and that that is some sort of a world record. Turns out the blue-flags with the justice scales don’t want to be going anywhere. Turned out there were a lot of honking horns and just a few skirmishes that the police had to break up near the BackHome Hostel, our home. Turns out, if you’re caught using a fake I.C. (ID) you will be turned over to the police, and until they arrive, and I quote, “Your safety cannot be guaranteed.” Here’s some photos and video I shot, one is a great interview of people passionately believing in their choice of government. For someone who is really, really not into politics and governments at all, I do pray that this country (and all the other 300+) just find a way to do the people right. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

If you are caught, your safety is not guaranteed video. See for yourself!

Blue-flagged believers in the street gaining votes as people walk in to vote. Watch their undying faith.

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The previous post in this two-part series:

POLITICAL TENSIONS RISE IN MALAYSIA- The Day Before The Elections 2013

Any thoughts on elections, governments, politics? Boy, I have tons to say but chose (for some odd reason) to bring you the videos and keep my mouth shut- a rare and untypical choice for the ever-speaking Gabi. So, take your stand, get on your soap box, I’m giving you the stage.

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17 Comments

  1. I did not know you went there and took all these pics. you are too crazy for me! ๐Ÿ™‚ nice post

    • yeah, i am. hold on tight dear. hold on tight. ๐Ÿ™‚ did you see the videos?

    • i am totally totally not into it either, but they sure are! hugs, gabi

  2. Dear tarvellers, I’m a Malaysian. i’m not stand for any party but democracy.
    I’m not to shame my own country, but there are something true behind our election day which i think the world should know.
    Check out this report on Malaysia General Election Day : http://www.sarawakreport.org/2013/05/caught-on-camera-bns-hatchet-faced-vote-buyers/

    There is no media freedom in Malaysia. You cant get all these info from mainstream media.
    Pray for Malaysia for real democracy.

    • Dear Fang, I thank you so much for sharing this with us. I also just stand for fairness and for the people in every country in the world to have their voice heard, to live in freedom, and to have a government that actually cares and works hard to do what is honestly best for their people. I think the last one is the hardest in every country on this planet. I am sorry that there is not the freedom you deserve. That, friend, makes me very sad. I do hope that you voicing it here, maybe, in some way, can make that better. I am honored to give you the stage to share your views. May the ripples of your voice bring more justice to your fine people Fang. Good night, Gabi

  3. Ha ha, I love that Kobi didn’t know you were there!! Glad you and your family were safe through all of this. I wish Americans had more passion for voting. Most don’t do it at all. And that’s why we’ve had some embarrassing politicians in the past!

    • funny. he got so mad at me later for endangering my life. ๐Ÿ™‚ it was fine.yes, sooo passionate. hugs to you. i so dislike politics. i think they are all bad choices so sometimes i understand why people don’t vote. i do.

  4. I love seeing people so passionate about politics. In England It seems to me that so many people are apathetic about how the country is run and who’s in charge, or worse – they just vote for a party randomly. Having your say is an important right and a privilege – those who have that freedom should treasure it.

    • well said amy. i love seeing people passionate about anything they believe in. though, i admit, i so abhor politics. i don’t believe what most sell and that they have the people’s true interests at heart. thank you for sharing.

  5. Oh wow, the passion these people have! Life is “little” different up here in northern Europe… Loved the videos, especially the interview!

    • Satu, thank you for visiting. it is a pleasure to see you from todestinationunknown.com here. what a joy. i’ll go check you out site now and share with others. i’m so happy you enjoyed my videos. i have a billion on youtube at thenomadicfamilychannel so if you really want to see me cry, laugh, and interview amazing people around the globe, check it out. thanks dear, and welcome. gabi ps; how did you find us.

      • I’ll have to have a look at the other videos in Youtube, sounds interesting! And I found my way here from the good old Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

        • how wonderful. thank you.

  6. Our Couchsurfing hosts in Georgetown have been showing us the whole political process as a voter of the opposition & just like you’ve captured here; it’s been tough.

  7. Hi Klaf Family!

    I’m so sorry I didn’t see you guys off or even say a proper goodbye! Been swamped with moving and all. Hope you all are good and safe wherever you are! Send my love to Dahnya, Orazi and Solai! Hugs and kisses from an ex Backhome staff!!!

    • we adore you and we miss you already. it’s fine. we’ll see you again, of course online and one day live. i will send the kids your love. we miss you. go knock em dead girl.

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