Thursday, March 30, 2023

#LRTDOWN and #RakyatJagaRakyat trending on Twitter, M’sians unite to offer carpool to those affected

Social News#LRTDOWN and #RakyatJagaRakyat trending on Twitter, M'sians unite to offer carpool to...

The hashtags #LRTDOWN and #RakyatJagaRakyat has once again become trending on Twitter as angry commuters took it online to vent their frustrations.

This comes after railway operator RapidRail Sdn Bhd announced a seven-day closure of the 16 LRT stations between Kelana Jaya and Ampang Park, causing Klang Valley commuters to find alternatives to get to their offices.

Nonetheless, several kind Samaritans have since taken to social media to offer free rides to those affected by the week-long LRT service suspension.

One of them, Twitter user @_acapASYRAF said that he will be extending help to commuters who need transportation from Sri Rampai and Wangsa Maju to the city centre. “I can send you to KLCC or KL Sentral. I am not working now, so I have a lot of free time. Don’t worry about payment, I’m rich. It’s free,” Asyraf wrote in a tweet.

Another user @Paca_fasya, similarly offered to carpool with the affected commuters. “Anyone wants to carpool with me tomorrow? From LRT Wangsa Maju to LRT Asia Jaya. I’m driving a Myvi, so it can fit up to 5 pax including myself. I’ll start moving around 7 am,” the netizen said.

As for Twitter user @xafri97, he offered free rides to anybody struggling with transportation. “If anyone is working at the Bangsar South area and needs a ride home to Sg Buloh. Just slide into my DM. I’m happy to help everyone to ease their journey dalam mencari rezeki (in making a living),” the user wrote.

Indication of incompetence

Meanwhile, some netizens also said that while the #KitaJagaKita initiative shows how Malaysians can unite at difficult times, it is also an indication of the failure of those in power.

“It always ends up being a #KitaJagaKita situation. Bittersweet because the sense of community warms my heart but the real question is, where the hell are the people responsible (and using our tax money) when you need them?” a netizen said.

“#KitaJagaKita is becoming a permanent thing in Malaysia due to the continued unreliability of our country’s infrastructure and the incompetence of its management, which is in turn, due to the incompetence of our government,” another netizen said.

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