This offer, only valid for non-Muslim voters, is to encourage them to go out and vote on May 9, says well-known bak kut teh outlet in Klang, Eng Chun

KUALA LUMPUR: Here’s a deal to encourage non-Muslim voters, especially those in Klang, to go out and vote on May 9.

Well-known bak kut teh outlet in Klang, Eng Chun, is offering free bah kut teh to encourage these voters to vote.

And to redeem the free bak kut teh, these non-Muslim voters just need to show their ink-stained finger as evidence of voting.

Up to 500 bowls of bak kut teh will be up for grabs on May 9 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Restaurant owner Yong Jin Ng has been reported as saying that he would like to offer more but he intends to close the shop early to allow himself and his 15 employees to get off work earlier and cast their votes before 5pm.

“I hope that this small token of appreciation will encourage the people, especially those who are coming back from afar.

“So far I have received many positive responses from the public especially those from Klang.

“They are looking forward to the treat,” he was quoted as saying in the New Straits Times.

The offer was made public in Eng Chun’s Facebook page.

“We encourage the voters to come out and vote on the 509th! Vote! Vote!!,” read the first posting dated April 12.

In a follow-up posting yesterday, the restaurant said that its offer had received wide coverage, including new reports in Chinese dailies and TV stations.

“Anyway, we’re just doing our best to get people to vote.

“Thank you all for your love. In any case, the place in our small shop is limited. We’ll be ready on that day.”

Eng Chun Bak Kut Teh opens at 7am. The offer can be redeemed at Eng Chun’s two outlets located in Taman Berkeley and Taman Sentosa.