29 Apr '13, 10am
Blawg Flash: Whattudu: A Malaysian Voter Casts Her Ballot in Melbourne
People were huddling in line, eating the cold mihun siam from a pop-up stall (“Thank God still Malaysian price,” someone remarked loudly) while chatting away; they were catching up with old friends, asking you to chup their place in line while they went to the toilet or hung out with another group of friends…there was even some shamelessly good-natured line-jumping from a couple with three kids who had missed the call for Selangorians to join the separate line as they had been across the road at McDonald’s. You know, the things you’d do at home but wouldn’t normally do in Australia at the risk of being told to “go back to where you come from”. Mat salleh spouses and young children had even set up a makeshift creche on the grassy area nearby. It was almost festive.