Milo truck & freebies at Istana Negara


Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Image adapted from: Choo Yut Shing & Xiaomi Malaysia

Malaysians have been swept up in the political drama that’s been unfolding ever since Mahathir announced his resignation. And while many have been masking their confusion behind funny memes, members of the press have been keeping their ears to the ground at Istana Negara.

Some have even been waiting as early as 7AM to get the latest scoop – which is why our Agong was seen personally delivering free KFC and McDonalds in the past 2 days to show his appreciation. 

Now with free power banks, ice cream, and most recently cups of Milo added to the list of freebies here, Malaysian netizens all want in on the giveaway haven at Istana Negara. 


A food bazaar at Istana Negara


Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignationPress camping out on the lawns outside of Istana Palace
Image credit: @ZAIMZAMANI

With members of the press camping on the lawns outside the palace to catch the latest updates, the area has begun to look like a food bazaar with a constant supply of free food.

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignationStaff and lunch boxes from Nasi Kandar Express shows up at Istana Negara
Image adapted from: @FirdsRidzn

Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, Comptroller of the Royal Family and Household, could even be seen handing out Ikan Patin Tempoyak to the press on behalf of the Agong by the palace’s gates earlier today. 

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
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@istana_negara

Tune Talk also showed up on 25th February 2020 to give out free ice cream for those who can’t tahan the Malaysian heat

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Image credit:
Tune Talk


Free power banks from Xiaomi


Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Image credit:
Xiaomi Malaysia

And not just food, Chinese phone brand Xiaomi also made an appearance at the palace with boxes of free 20,000mAh power banks. 

These “Redmi” power banks cost around RM50 on Shopee – so we’re more than glad that fake news of the brand spreading Covid-19 has been debunked so the press can charge their devices while outside on duty.

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Freebies from Xiaomi comes with post-it notes that read: “You cover the news, we got you covered! – From, Xiaomi Malaysia”.
Image credit: Xiaomi Malaysia


Milo truck shows up to the party


Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Milo truck shows up to Istana Negara
Image credit: @asrulmm

Earlier today, a Milo van was also seen outside the palace as early as 8AM serving hot and cold Milo to the press so they can keep their energy levels up. 

Twitter user, @Abdullah_Karim, shared the news with a Tweet saying: “This morning, a Milo truck was providing free drinks to media personnel at the entrance to the National Palace”.

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Image adapted from:
@Abdullah_Karim


Netizens want in on the freebies and Milo van


Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
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@zeqhyros

The generosity of these brands were not lost on Malaysian netizens, who wanted in on the free items that were being handed out at Istana Palace. But most were just feeling left out from the Milo truck serving up free cups of their favourite drink – which arguably tastes sweeter and creamier than a 3-in-1 packet when coming out of one of these iconic trucks. 

Twitter user @mediha_m expressed the feelings of many, tweeting: “Milo van at palace gates. Now I really want to be a journalist…”. 

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Image adapted from:
@mediha_m

User @kopikosongkaw1 also added that he wanted to borrow a DSLR camera so he can really get into character as a journalist to get his hands on free Milo from the Milo van. 

Freebies at Istana Palace for Mahathir resignation
Image adapted from:
@kopikosongkaw1


Freebies at Istana Negara


The press have been working hard to update Malaysians on the latest political happenings so we’re not left confused by it. So while we’ve all shared our laughter at memes online about wanting all these freebies, we’re glad that they are being fed and taken care of by these generous brands and members of the government. 

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