A student with movement and speech difficulties from Kepala Batas Community College decided to return to Kelantan on foot to fulfil his duty as a voter in the coming General Election (GE) tomorrow (Nov 19).
Sinar Harian reported that 18-year-old Muhammad Haikal Noor Azmin decided because bus tickets to return home ran out.
Muhammad Haikal taking 2D Animation courses was found by his lecturer on his way home at Jalan Bertam Indah 2 around 7pm on Wednesday.
He was seen walking and pushing a suitcase alone.
Kepala Batas Community College’s director, Ts Jasni Mohd Yusof, told Sinar Harian that Muhammad Haikal wanted to continue his journey despite looking tired when he was found because he didn’t want to miss his first voting experience in this election.
To ensure the safety and welfare of the students, Kepala Batas Community College took the initiative to send Muhammad Haikal back to Kelantan for the purpose of voting using the department’s vehicle on Thursday (Nov 17).
“All Kepala Batas Community College staff has made donations to facilitate the student’s travel arrangements,” he said.
On Muhammad Haikal’s side, he shared that he was grateful for the college’s help, as it has eased the burden on his family. He was found to be the eldest of five siblings, and his father died when he was 11.
Respect your determination to vote, Muhammad Haikal. Happy voting, everyone!
Cover image via Sinar Harian