Family Travelling In Taiwan Cuts Short Holiday Trip To Fly Back In Time For GE14

They will be returning to Malaysia tonight.

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What would you do if your long-awaited holiday trip coincides with the largest and most significant event in the country?

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For this family of five, they decided to cut short all travelling plans in Taiwan so they can make it back in time for GE14 and fulfil their civic duties as eligible voters

Hou (middle in orange jacket) with his family in Taiwan.

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Hou, his wife, and three children from Perak had been travelling around Taiwan since 30 April 2018, Sin Chew reported. They were scheduled to return to Malaysia on 11 May 2018. 

Plans for the trip had been made last year in September before the date of GE14 was announced to the public, Hou told the Chinese daily. 

Because of the last minute detour, Hou had to fork out around RM2,000 to purchase flight tickets for the family. They will be returning to Malaysia tonight, 8 May.

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Hou's children also had to write in to their respective companies and request for leave day changes.

"My wife is retired, she can make adjustments easily. But my kids, they have work responsibilities so it is a bit inconvenient for them," he said. 

Hou said initially they didn't want to return for GE14, but the family felt uneasy about the decision. At the eleventh hour, they finally decided the right thing to do was to return home and participate in the general elections.

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The man said to love Malaysia is to take action, and there's no better way to show that than through casting a vote on polling day. 

Way to go, Mr Hou and family! :D For those still contemplating if you should return home to vote, think no longer! Remember – EVERY vote counts.

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