IT did not turn out as expected. The wheelchair that I was to use has to be used by a relative of Shah. However, since the relative had decided to vote in the afternoon Karen guaranteed that it would return post haste after I have voted.
The other surprise was E S Shanker, blogger buddy (donplaypucks and author of “Tiger Isles” had arranged with Karen that he would pick up and together come to UH Minara Timoh. A ride in a bigger transport would be more conducive to my condition.
As I said earlier, in 2008 at 745am I was the first to vote. At 745am this morning the queue was encouragingly long if one had to wait. Many came in with plastic stools. However Karen and Kevin made my case and the SPR personnel were must accommodating.
I have this say: The assistance provided by the SPR from allowing me to cut queue, assisted me in registering, directing me to my Saluran, to the point if lifting me because this new school evidently did not have facilities for the disabled. The staff in the polling room was exceptionally professional and courteous. But of course it is the top dogs in SPR that we are suspicious about. But what was most touching was whilst being wheeled in someone unknown to me call out, “Zorro” from outside the fecing with a thumbs up sign. I couldn’t hold back my tears. Even as I type this out, I could not control my emotions. It was that strong……being able to be part of this gathering which seems to be saying YAH, INI KALI LAH! together with the huge gathering.