A Whopping 3,212 Vehicles Nationwide Tried To Balik Kampung
Ok it’s not rocket science or anything. The government mandated CMCO clearly states that inter-state travel during the holy month of Ramadan is not allowed. I mean, fair enough, right? Well, it turns out Malaysians are a stubborn bunch.
A jaw dropping 3,212 vehicles tried to balik kampung on Tuesday (May 19) alone, and the every last one of em were told to turn back and return to their hometowns, according to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The best part is, these people didn’t even have it in them to go the full nine yards and lie about why they’re travelling. Yaakob added on that “When the vehicles were stopped, the passengers admitted to the police that they wanted to go back to their hometowns for Hari Raya,”.
The urge to balik kampung is understandable, but imagine driving for 7 hours and being told to go back to the depths from whence you came? Is it worth the long ass drive? We think not. You’d think it’d be obvious enough that the cops will go all gandalf on them when you realize that close to 1,000 vehicles tried to pull the same trick just last week.
Just in case it’s not gotten through yet, interstate travel including during Hari Raya is not allowed. In fact, the police have set up 216 interstate roadblocks and checked 318,082 vehicles thus far. There are only 16 states in Malaysia if you count federal territories as well. 216 interstate roadblocks is overkill. You’re just not getting past that.
And just in case you have, authorities have also started checking housing areas and villages to track you down. That’s right, have fun spending Raya in fear. Remember, there’s no I in team.. but there’s an I in Malaysia, and we have two eyes each, unless you lost one in some accident or something, then you have just the one. My point is that everyONE has a part to play here, ok!