EVEN after Haris told me where the EPIC volunteers were registering new voters it took me sometime before I saw a youngster with a VOICE YOUR CHOICE poster pinned to the back of his shirt. He directed me to where Jasmine and her group were stationed - in an insignificant poor- traffic corner on the 2nd level. I am referring to the Amcrop Mall. When I paid them a visit after brunch they had already registered 40 new voters. They would have done better if the MANAGEMENT of the Mall had not prevented those kids from pinning those posters to the back of their shirts. The were not harassing anyone. They were kids who sacrificed their Saturday and tomorrow too to do a civic service. They are not paid for every new voter who registers. Whereas, at the entrance an IT booth was monotonously soliciting their products. Why this double standard treatment? Is this an BN Mall or is it just that the management is stymied by a flea-market mentality?
Jasmine said that they are determined to register 2million unregistered voters before the next GE, but of course they will not use this unfriendly mall.
Things were much more conducive over at the Subang Parade. EPIC was strategically positioned and they had ARPHAN AHMAD (who blogs as the Storyteller) a Mafrel volunteer assisting them. Registration was at 35 but as I left 5 young Malay ladies sat down to be counted.
So what's the difference between these two Malls?
CLASS....and admittedly Subang Parade understood what Coroporate Community Responsibility is all about.