Milo truck & freebies at Istana Negara
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.
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
Press 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.
Staff 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.
Image credit: @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.
Image credit: Tune Talk
Free power banks from Xiaomi
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 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
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”.
Image adapted from: @Abdullah_Karim
Netizens want in on the freebies and Milo van
Image credit: @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…”.
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.
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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